The UCSF School of Pharmacy celebrated its 2012 commencement at a ceremony at Davies Symphony Hall on May 4.
Dean Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, PharmD, congratulated the graduates of the nation's top-ranked pharmacy school while faculty, friends and family members looked on.
As the oldest school of pharmacy in the West, the UCSF School of Pharmacy has a long history of accomplishments in science, patient care, and in training tomorrow's PhD researchers and PharmD clinicians.
The school administers or co-administers a wide variety of academic programs, including several graduate programs leading to PhD degrees and a combined PharmD/PhD degree. The school's doctor of pharmacy program offers students a core clinical curriculum and the choice of one of three foci of further study in pharmaceutical care, pharmaceutical sciences, or pharmaceutical health policy and management.
UCSF School of Pharmacy Facts
- Founded in 1872 as the first pharmacy school in the West.
- Affiliated with the University of California in 1873.
- First to train pharmacists as drug therapy specialists.
- Top-ranked pharmacy school in the US, as measured independently by academic quality and perception, funding and publications.
- Recipient of more National Institutes of Health research funding than any other pharmacy school in the US every year since 1979.
Photos by Cindy Chew