UCSF student pharmacist becomes agent of change

In his academic journey at UCSF and nationally as a student pharmacist leader, Ashish Patel, creates lasting connections between his peers and the underserved, while paving the way for greater diversity within the profession. In his wake:

  • a group of 30 UCSF student pharmacists gives back to fifth-graders at the Rosa Parks Elementary School in San Francisco's Western Addition neighborhood some of the science education lacking in their curriculum
  • underrepresented San Francisco Bay Area minority high school students learn about health care careers through exposure to science, and skill development in writing, interviewing, and presentation techniques.

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About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy is a premier graduate-level academic organization dedicated to improving health through precise therapeutics. It succeeds through innovative research, by educating PharmD health professional and PhD science students, and by caring for the therapeutics needs of patients while exploring innovative new models of patient care. The School was founded in 1872 as the first pharmacy school in the American West. It is an integral part of UC San Francisco, a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide.