UCSF

Integrated Core Curriculum Team

About the team

The Integrated Core Curriculum Team delivers four components of the UCSF School of Pharmacy’s doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree program: Foundations, Integrated Themes, Discovery Project, and Applied Patient Care Skills. The team also manages a series of “Inquiry” topics that appear throughout Foundations, Integrated Themes, Discovery Projects, and a mini-course called Inquiry Immersion that takes place in the first year.

Together, these components prepare students to excel in parallel Pharmacy Practice Experiences at sites throughout the state of California.

The team is composed of School faculty members who draw on their individual expertise to give PharmD students the knowledge and skills required to provide the highest standard of care for patients. Team members cooperatively design and teach the Integrated Core curriculum, weaving together lectures with relevant skills training that leads, for example, to hands-on experience with vaccination administration.

Part of the Education Unit in the Dean’s Office, the Core team was crucial for the School’s recent curriculum redesign, which produced the current three-year, year-round PharmD program. The team lead is Igor Mitrovic, MD, the associate dean of the integrated core curriculum, who reports to the vice dean.

Responsibilities include

  • Planning, integration and coordination of teaching and assessments across Foundations, Integrated Themes, Applied Patient Care Skills, Discovery Project, and Inquiry
  • Integrated Core Curriculum oversight and quality control
  • Integrated Core Curriculum and faculty development

Areas of expertise include

  • Written and practical assessment of student performance
  • Synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning
  • Instructional and curricular design
  • Statistics and research design
  • Biopharmaceutical, biomedical, and therapeutic sciences
  • Social, regulatory, and behavioral sciences

Related links

Team Leadership

Associate Dean of Integrated Core Curriculum
Professor
+1 415 476-8465

Integrated Themes Directors

Professor
+1 415 476-2862
Academic Coordinator
+1 415 514-3559
Assistant Professor
Divine Family Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
+1 415 502-8087
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
+1 415 640-1569
Professor
Vice Chair
+1 415 476-7155
Associate Dean of Integrated Core Curriculum
Professor
+1 415 476-8465
Associate Professor
+1 415 476-8884
Professor
+1 415 514-2747
Assistant Adjunct Professor
+1 415 514-3426
Professor
+1 415 502-6511
Vice Dean and Professor
+1 415 502-2063

Skills and Organized Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) Co-Directors

Professor
Vice Chair of Professional Affairs
Thomas J. Long Professor of Community Pharmacy Practice
+1 714 731-0604
Assistant Professor
+1 415 476-2354

Applied Patient Care Skills Directors

Professor
Vice Chair of Faculty Development
+1 415 514-0892
Assistant Professor
+1 415 476-2354
Program Pharmacist
+1 415 502-5814
Associate Professor
+1 415 476-8013
Associate Professor
+1 415 885-3817

Inquiry Directors

Professor
Vice Chair of Research
+1 415 476-1148
Professor
Vice Chair
+1 415 476-7155