Mitra Assemi, PharmD

Associate Dean of Accreditation and Quality Improvement
Marco Sanchez, UCSF
Phone: +1 559 499-6515
Fax: +1 559 499-6513
155 N Fresno St, Rm 281
Fresno, CA 93701
United States

Private practice

155 N. Fresno St., Ste 224
155 N. Fresno St., Ste 224
Fresno, CA 93701
United States
+1 559 499-6515

Educational programs

Regional Program Director, Fresno, PharmD Degree Program

What I do

As the associate dean of accreditation and quality improvement, I focus on ensuring accreditation compliance and quality improvement for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program. I am also an experiential program director for the School’s Fresno program, one of five sites in California where doctor of pharmacy students complete their degree requirements. In this role, I am responsible for the experiences students complete during their time in Fresno. I am also involved in teaching and volunteer faculty development efforts.

Departmental research area

My research expertise

student learning and evaluation in the experiential environment, program assessment, preceptor development

Clinical expertise

adult diabetes


PharmD, University of California, San Francisco, 1997
Bachelors in Arts and Sciences, Genetics and German Literature, University of California, Davis, 1993
Bachelors in Arts and Sciences Minor, Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Davis, 1993


Dr. Mitra Assemi is a Professor and Experiential Program Director in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and the Associate Dean for Accreditation and Quality Improvement in the School of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Assemi received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from and completed a one-year residency in general pharmacy practice at UCSF. As Associate Dean, she is responsible for accreditation of the School's Doctor of Pharmacy degree program and provides guidance for the program's organizational structure and processes related to assessment. Related accomplishments include leading program assessment for the PharmD program and re-accreditation for the PharmD program in 2013 and 2021. Dr. Assemi also serves as the Experiential Program Director for the School’s pharmacy practice experiences (I/APPEs) based in central California. As such, she is responsible for developing and maintaining IPPE and APPE sites and experiences; teaching, mentoring, and advising students; and recruiting and developing volunteer faculty. Her current research interests include programmatic assessment and curriculum development and assessment (including experiential education program-related development and assessment). Her experiences with curriculum development and assessment include developing and assessing train-the-trainer programs focused on curriculum development for cultural and linguistic competence training within health professions education. Additional interest areas include care for the underserved and diversifying the health professions workforce.

Research keywords

  • curriculum
  • preceptor development
  • Programmatic assessment
  • cultural humility in health professions education and practice
  • experiential education in pharmacy
  • pharmacists
  • Educational Models
  • Faculty, Pharmacy
  • Students, Pharmacy
  • Educational Measurement
  • curriculum
  • Education, Pharmacy
  • Schools, Pharmacy
  • pharmaceutical services
  • Cultural Competency
  • Faculty
  • Educational Status
  • Preceptorship
  • accreditation
  • Cultural Diversity

Licensure and certifications

Certified in Basic Life Support, American Heart Association, 2003
Certified Diversity Trainer, The Network, Center for Health Professions, University of California, San Francisco, 2001
Certified Immunization Provider, American Pharmacists Association (APhA), 1998
Licentiate in Pharmacy, California State Board of Pharmacy, 1997