Office of Education and Instructional Support

The Office of Education and Instructional Support (OEIS) provides centralized staff to support state-of-the-art education within the School. The OEIS team works closely with students and faculty members to administer didactic and experiential courses, use technology to facilitate teaching and learning, and collect and manage data for systematic assessment and strategic decision making. It is part of the School’s larger Education Unit in the Dean’s Office.

The unit is managed by the director who reports the vice dean who, in turn, reports to the dean.

Responsibilities include

  • Curriculum administration

    • Centralizing and disseminating policies, procedures, and standards related to education as approved by the faculty and School leadership
    • Documenting and tracking curriculum information
    • Serving as the first point of contact for education and educational technology affiliations with other programs and campus services
    • Managing School of Pharmacy education facilities
    • Coordinating teaching assistants for PharmD courses in conjunction with department faculty members and course directors
  • Didactic course support

    • Assisting course directors in planning and course logistics including scheduling facilities, revision of course documents, communications, and technology
    • Creating student learning groups for conferences, labs, workshops, objective structured clinical experiences, and other learning activities
    • Creating and maintaining course Collaborative Learning Environment and Ilios pages
    • Assisting with examinations and course assessments including proctoring, preparation of electronic and computer-based exams/quizzes, recording grades, scheduling exam viewings, distributing graded exams, preparing summaries of exam performance
  • Experiential education

    • Providing administrative support and coordination for Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) curricula
    • Serving as a resource for paid and without salary preceptors
    • Administering site and rotation assignments for the IPPE and APPE programs
    • Supporting preceptor development programs and initiatives
  • Education technology

    • Administering and managing core education technologies for Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program including Illios, Collaborative Learning Environment, EValue, and Exam Soft
    • Advising and training faculty members on core technologies that support course delivery
    • Providing support to faculty members to implement new technologies and learning approaches in the classroom
    • Serving as a resource for new technologies
    • Coordinating classroom technology to facilitate instruction
  • Assessment

    • Coordinating implementation and administration of course and teaching evaluations for didactic and experiential courses
    • Supporting evaluation research regarding student performance and curricular outcomes to guide strategic decision making about the curriculum and PharmD degree program
  • Residency program

    • Supporting all aspects of School of Pharmacy residency program administration and accreditation
    • Serving as resource to residents, preceptors, and faculty members regarding the residency program
    • Serving as the liaison to PhORCAS in the residency selection process
  • Continuing professional education

    • Managing School of Pharmacy continuing education and preceptor development programs
    • Serving as the liaison to the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) for continuing pharmacy education programs; establishing systems to ensure activities and programs are ACPE compliant
    • Advising the faculty and School on procedures related to continuing professional education; developing new programs and processes in conjunction with the faculty

Expertise includes

  • Curriculum administration
  • Implementation of education standards, policies, and procedures
  • Application and use of educational technologies to support instruction and student learning
  • Identification, training, and implementation of emerging educational technologies, new instructional methodologies, and learning systems

Organization chart

See Org chart: Education Unit.

Contact us

Rebecca Miller, MS

[email protected]
tel: 415-514-2742
fax: 415-476-6632

UCSF Box 0150
513 Parnassus Ave Rm 924
San Francisco CA 94143

Staff listing


Rebecca Miller, MS
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Education Coordinator
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Kylie Ball
Kylie Ball

Education Coordinator
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Stephen Bruer
Business Systems Analyst
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Polly Chew
Education Assistant
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James Ferguson
Experiential Program Coordinator
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Erin Harrison
Residency & Continuing Education Program Manager
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Gitanjali Kapur
Didactic Education Administrator
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Kylie Leung, MA
Education Coordinator
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Adam Martyn
Education Coordinator
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Marisa McFarlane, MA
Education/Special Projects Coordinator
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Ravinder Singh
Data Manager
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Alexa Tan
Education Coordinator
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Rodney Yun
Education Systems Analyst
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Image credits: Bruer, Larsen: Rick Trujillo; McFarlane: Lois Tema Photography