Invitations to complete the required UCSF Supplemental Application will NOT be sent. Please visit our web page http://pharmacy.ucsf.edu/pharmd/admissions/ for information
The UCSF School of Pharmacy offers the top-ranked Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program in the United States. Our faculty members are known worldwide as leaders in pharmacy professional education and research. We, in turn, educate our PharmD students to be leaders and innovators in pharmacy practice, policy, and science. We teach them to be lifelong experts in the safe and effective use of medicines and to be effective members of health care teams alongside physicians, nurses, and others. Because of the severe pharmacist shortage and the quality of our program, the expertise of our graduates is highly prized.
Our curriculum consists of 4 years of full-time study. All students take a required core curriculum and select an emphasis in one of 3 pathways:
Pharmaceutical Care Pathway: prepares students to use their clinical knowledge and skills to manage drug therapy for patients with acute and chronic diseases, work with health care teams to provide cost-effective care, and provide medication consultation to families and caregivers.
Health Services & Policy Research Pathway: examines how people get access to health care, how much care costs, and what happens to patients as a result of this care.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Pathway: offers a unique and innovative curriculum designed for students interested in pharmaceutical research within academia, industry, or governmental agencies.
All students are eligible for licensure as a registered pharmacist upon graduation and more than 99% pass the licensure examinations. The highly personal and individual attention we offer our students has resulted in exceptional retention and graduation rates. About 60% to 70% of our students pursue, and are highly competitive for, postgraduate training or education in the form of residencies, fellowships, or advanced degrees. Out of a pool of nearly 1,500 applicants, we admit 122 students each year. For more info: http://pharmacy.ucsf.edu
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Chemistry with Laboratory (See website for more detailed information: http://pharmacy.ucsf.edu/pharmd/admissions/steps/1/academic)||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry with Laboratory||8||12|
|Biology with Laboratory||8||12|
|Physics with Laboratory in Electricity and Magnetism||6||8|
|Calculus (Calculus I and II)||5||8|
|Humanities and/or Social Sciences (must include particular courses. See website for more detailed information: http://pharmacy.ucsf.edu/pharmd/admissions/steps/1/academic)||19||28|
Tips on applying to our program:
Important specific information for foreign students is available online: http://pharmacy.ucsf.edu/pharmd/admissions/residency/intl/
Students with non-US coursework must submit a World Educational Services (WES) evaluation along with original transcripts from non-US institution. WES evaluations should be submitted to PharmCAS; non-US transcripts should be sent directly to our office. We will only accept evaluations completed by WES. We will not accept other evaluation services.
UCSF requires at least 3 letters of reference. If a 4th letter is submitted, we will accept it. Although not a requirement, we would like to receive a letter from an individual who could speak about your academic abilities.
Interviews are by invitation only and are held in January/February on the UCSF campus. Details about the interview process are available on the web: http://pharmacy.ucsf.edu/pharmd/admissions/steps/