Youmans to serve on Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

UCSF School of Pharmacy Vice Dean Sharon L. Youmans, PharmD, MPH, has been selected by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) to represent AACP on the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors. Her six-year board term begins July 1, 2020.

ACPE is the national accrediting body for professional degree programs in pharmacy, as well as for providers of continuing pharmaceutical education. In addition, ACPE certifies international education programs and is engaged as a partner with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in technician education accreditation.

Youmans served as a practicing pharmacist in community and hospital settings for 15 years before joining the UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty nearly two decades ago.

In her current role as vice dean, Youmans oversees the education mission of the School and helms the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree program. Youmans leads the continuing development and implementation of the new PharmD curriculum, launched in 2018, with a strong foundation in scientific thinking and a patient focus.

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.