To advance health through excellence and innovation in pharmacy education, patient care, research, and public service.
The Department of Clinical Pharmacy has functioned as an independent unit since 1973 when the Department was approved by campus administration as the School of Pharmacy Division of Clinical Pharmacy. Through a cutting edge approach to practice, education, and clinical research, Clinical Pharmacy at UCSF has achieved international prestige. The faculty developed and established the first clinical pharmacy curriculum in the world. This curriculum serves as a model fo many other Schools of Pharmacy. Over one-third of the paid faculty have been elected to serve on the boards of state and national professional organizations. Four have served as President of the California Society of Hospital Pharmacists and have been recognized as Pharmacist of the Year. Over 60% of the Clinical Pharmacy faculty have received formal recognition for excellence in teaching during their careers. The Clinical Pharmacy Residency Program is the largest accredited residency program in the nation. In 1996, the Office of the President of the University of California approved departmental status for Clinical Pharmacy. Since that time, the faculty of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy continue to lead in practice, education, and clinical research.