Office of Experiential Education and Professional Development

About the office

The Office of Experiential Education and Professional Development is responsible for the long-range strategic vision and the management of experiential education for the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree program, including introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs) and advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs) within the PharmD curriculum.

The team also oversees the professional development of the School’s preceptors and manages the Department of Clinical Pharmacy's volunteer faculty appointments, ensuring excellence in the experiential training for every PharmD student.

Part of the Education Unit in the Dean’s Office, the team is managed by Valerie Clinard, PharmD, the associate dean of experiential education and professional development, who reports to the vice dean who, in turn, reports to the dean.

Responsibilities include

  • Experiential Education
  • Preceptor Development
  • Volunteer Faculty Appointments

Areas of expertise include

  • Experiential education curriculum development, management, and assessment
  • Management of student, preceptor, and partner site needs, issues, and concerns
  • Training in experiential pedagogy
  • Quality assurance of experiential education precepting and learning environments

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Contact us


Associate Dean of Experiential Education and Professional Development
Vice Chair of Experiential Education
+1 415 502-5494

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs)

Assistant Director of Experiential Education, San Francisco Bay Area
+1 415 476-2964

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs)

Associate Clinical Professor
+1 559 499-6514
Associate Professor
+1 415 717-4341
Associate Professor
+1 916 734-7726
Assistant Professor
+1 415 502-8151
Regional Program Director, Southern California Program

Office of Education and Instructional Services Experiential Education Team

Experiential Education Administrator
+1 415 502-5093
Experiential Coordinator
+1 415 514-1501
Program Assistant
+1 916 703-4007
Program Assistant
+1 415 353-4068