Categories: Education

From community college to PharmD residency via UCSF

Nearly a third of the University of California’s Class of 2024 started their higher education journey at California community colleges, including Warif Kastoun, PharmD, whose plans to run her own local pharmacy in Damascus, Syria, were interrupted by civil war.

Benet honored in symposium with endowed professorship

The pioneering career of one of the School’s most influential faculty members was honored on his 87th birthday.

Pomp, circumstance, and pride at Class of 2024 commencement

Overcoming a neighborhood power outage to receive their PharmD degrees, 120 graduates representing a global village celebrated their official entry into the profession of pharmacy.

So named ASHP fellow: “Pharmacy is a lifetime-learning career”

Department of Clinical Pharmacy volunteer faculty member Kethen So, PharmD, MBA, challenges students to continuously expand their practice and will be honored on June 11, 2024, as a fellow by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

New pathway programs funded by the California Health Care Foundation

The programs are aimed at reducing the health care disparities of pharmacy deserts by cultivating interest in pharmacy careers among underserved communities.

Tuan delivers annual Last Lecture

The Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology faculty member was selected by students to answer: If you had but one lecture to give, what would you say?

School of Pharmacy shows out in Grad Slam storytelling competition

Three students with ties to the School were finalists in the event, which challenges graduate students to explain their research to an audience of non-experts in just three minutes.

First-year students go to state capital for Advocacy Day 2024

The California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) and the United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP) hosted a grassroots event to offer insight to legislation affecting the profession of pharmacy.

PharmD students place 1st in 2023-2024 Value of Industry Pharmacists (VIP) Case Competition

For the second year in a row, the UCSF School of Pharmacy team achieved the top spot in the professional development competition, which gives pharmacy students deeper knowledge––from the perspective of an industry pharmacist––of the skills required to bring a novel molecule to market. 

UCSF School of Pharmacy ranked 1st in California, 2nd in nation

Leadership in research and innovation paired with an ever-evolving course of study keeps pace with diverse and dynamic careers in pharmacy and beyond.