About the Department

In the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, we advance the safe and effective use of medicines to improve health.

Our research explores the safest, most effective use of medicines as well as non-clinical factors that affect the health of patients and populations, such as health policies and the cost-effectiveness of medication therapies.

We participate in the education of Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students and other health professional students at UC San Francisco and further train postdoctoral PharmD residents to ensure they develop the skills needed to practice at the top of their licenses.

Many of our faculty pharmacists deliver patient care in community settings. They also practice in acute and ambulatory care settings throughout California and at the UCSF Medical Center. In fact, the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and the UCSF Medical Center’s Department of Pharmaceutical Services have worked together closely since the 1960s to improve the pharmacy care of patients at the medical center and beyond.

Our vision? To change the face of pharmacy through innovation to improve health.