Integrated Core Team

About the team

The Integrated Core Team (ICT) delivers four components of the PharmD degree program: Foundations, Integrated Themes, Discovery Project, and Applied Patient Care Skills. The team also manages a series of inquiry topics that appear throughout Foundations, Integrated Themes, Discovery Projects, and a mini-course called Inquiry Immersion that takes place in the first year.

Together, these components prepare students to excel in parallel Pharmacy Practice Experiences at sites throughout California.

The team consists of School faculty members who draw on their individual expertise to give PharmD students the knowledge and skills required to provide the highest standard of care for patients. Team members cooperatively design and teach the Integrated Core curriculum, weaving together lectures with relevant skills training that leads, for example, to hands-on experience with vaccination administration.

Part of the PharmD Education Unit in the Dean’s Office, it is led by the associate dean of integrated core curriculum, who reports to the co-vice deans of PharmD education, who report to the dean.

Responsibilities include

  • Planning, integration and coordination of teaching and assessments across Foundations, Integrated Themes, Applied Patient Care Skills, Discovery Project, and Inquiry.

  • Integrated Core Curriculum oversight and quality control.

  • Integrated Core Curriculum and faculty development.

Expertise includes

  • Written and practical assessment of student performance.

  • Synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning.

  • Instructional and curricular design.

  • Statistics and research design.

  • Biopharmaceutical, biomedical, and therapeutic sciences.

  • Social, regulatory, and behavioral sciences.

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Organization chart

June 2024





Reports to

Kathy Giacomini, PhD, BSPharm


UCSF Chancellor

Igor Mitrovic, MD and Conan MacDougall, PharmD, MAS

Co-vice Deans of PharmD Education

Kathy Giacomini, PhD, BSPharm

Conan MacDougall, PharmD, MAS Associate Dean of Integrated Core Curriculum Igor Mitrovic, MD and Conan MacDougall, PharmD, MAS

Alexa Tan, MA

Didactic Education Administrator

Igor Mitrovic, MD and Conan MacDougall, PharmD, MAS

Manucher Buicki

Education Coordinator

Alexa Tan, MA

Rachel Lynch

Education Coordinator Alexa Tan, MA

Shezar Saifee, MBA, MA

Education Coordinator

Alexa Tan, MA

Roxane Scherek

Education Coordinator Alexa Tan, MA