Tagged: PharmD Degree Program

Advanced practice pharmacists are ready

Pharmacists are going to be more integral to health care teams in the future.

Kylie Ball

Education Coordinator

I am an Education Coordinator in the Office of Education and Instructional Support (OEIS) in the School of Pharmacy PharmD program. I work with students, faculty, deans, and staff schoolwide and campuswide to coordinate the didactic education for 2nd- and 3rd-year PharmD students. I am also assisting in the logistics of the 2018 and Beyond New Curriculum build.

I am a lifelong learner and have a passion in assisting others to achieve their goals. I also participate in the UCSF Vocal Chords a cappella club, show photography at the annual UCSF Art Show, and love spending time in the Makers Lab creating and tinkering with new creative projects.

OEIS is an exciting and innovative team that provides many services to faculty, students and staff. I love being in a collaborative, innovative and engaged environment. By working together, we truly achieve the ultimate success.

Gitanjali Kapur

Didactic Education Manager

I serve as the PharmD didactic education manager at the UCSF School of Pharmacy in the Office of Education and Instructional Support. I participate in the curriculum transformation process and the implementation of the PharmD curriculum for 2018 and beyond, and I am responsible for providing and managing the support for the curriculum build and rollout. Leveraging educational technology platforms to meet the needs of the evolving learning environment for both the teaching faculty and students is primarily the focus of the didactic team.

I have worked at UCSF in health professions education in many settings—pharmacy education, graduate medical education, surgery education, dental education—gaining an in-depth view of the educational infrastructure. I have centralized educational technology usage providing programmatic oversight. My focus has been on program improvement and leveraging systems for data management solutions. My interest in teaching and learning has been focused on empowering staff and student learners to have a better learning experience.

I have a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics and a post-graduate diploma in business administration. I have also studied information design and am a lifelong learner of technology and innovations.

Ravinder Singh

Education Data Manager

Student speaker Ana Cruz shares her path to pharmacy and activism

Ana Cruz knew, when she was very young, exactly what she wanted to do when she grew up, she told the UCSF doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) Class of 2021 at their White Coat ceremony.

She wanted the same job as the woman in white.

Now, Cruz is a PharmD student in the Class of 2018, and was the student speaker at the event, held Friday, October 13, in Cole Hall on the Parnassus campus.

Class of ’21 joins ranks of pharmacy at White Coat Ceremony

For the UCSF doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) Class of 2021, October 13 was the day they officially entered the profession. In a ceremony on the Parnassus campus, each student donned a white coat, a symbol of health care professionals for more than 100 years.

Alumni give PharmD Class of 2021 a warm welcome, and some advice

Somewhere between the pleasant September evening in San Francisco, the lively conversation about the profession of pharmacy, and the excellent wine, there were potential long-term professional connections in the making.

School of Pharmacy welcomes Class of 2021

The newest UCSF doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) class gathered for the first time on Wednesday, September 20, in San Francisco’s foggy Golden Gate Park. Although it was their first time meeting in person, class members have been getting to know each other online for months.

Update from the Dean - September 2017

Strategic plan progress report. Research: Driving the development of innovative and precise drugs, medical devices, and diagnostic tests. Flu treatments; Tackling antimalarial resistance; Attacking hard targets; Plotting cell maps; Safer opioid pain killer; Cellular construction; New products through bioengineering; Regulatory science leadership; Tobacco burden in vulnerable populations; Economics of disease; Precision medicine. Education: Preparing leaders who think critically, work across fields, and lead in rapidly changing marketplaces. PharmD curriculum for 2018 and beyond; Transforming teaching; Coursework in regulatory science and translational medicine; Interdisciplinary exposure. Patient Care: Reframing how medication needs of patients are met. Importance of health information exchange; Outcomes research; Treating patients with more precise medications. People: Supporting our agents of change—our faculty, staff, and alumni. New faculty leaders; Housing and child care; Staff support and engagement; PharmD admissions; Unconscious bias. Framework for Success: Ensuring the School has the framework needed to excel. Support for enabling technology centers; Philanthropic support; Online presence.

Remembering C.C. Wang

Ching C. Wang, PhD, a beloved UCSF School of Pharmacy researcher and professor, known for bringing molecular biology and biochemistry to parasitology, and for his work on the antiparasitic medicine ivermectin, died last week at the age of 80. To his wide circle of colleagues and friends, he was known simply as “C.C.”

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