UCSF School of Pharmacy Celebrates 2012 Commencement

May 11, 2012

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.

Photos by Cindy Chew

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.