Clinard appointed director of experiential education

Valerie Clinard, PharmD, has joined the UCSF School of Pharmacy as director of experiential education and as an associate professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy. She comes to us from Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in North Carolina, where she served on the faculty for over 10 years in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. During her tenure she served as the co-director of the Drug Information Center and most recently as the vice chair of experiential education. She also served as the residency program director for Campbell University's PGY1 Community Residency Program.

After earning a PharmD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000, Clinard completed a PGY1 ASHP-accredited residency in community pharmacy at Kerr Drug, Inc./Campbell University College of Pharmacy (2000–2001).

As director of experiential education, Clinard will oversee the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) programs. She will work with preceptors, students, faculty and staff members to develop and implement new experiential education opportunities that continue to meet the needs of the expanding role of pharmacists. In addition, she will work with the program directors to provide preceptor development and to ensure that preceptors, practice sites, and students benefit from the relationships and opportunities provided.

The appointment was effective August 1, 2015. All communications and inquiries related to the School's experiential program (IPPEs and APPEs) may now be directed to Clinard. She can be reached by phone at 415-502-5494 or by email at [email protected].

About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy aims to solve the most pressing health care problems and strives to ensure that each patient receives the safest, most effective treatments. Our discoveries seed the development of novel therapies, and our researchers consistently lead the nation in NIH funding. The School’s doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree program, with its unique emphasis on scientific thinking, prepares students to be critical thinkers and leaders in their field.