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Touro University California College of Pharmacy
Educating caring professionals to serve, to lead, to teach
Touro’s College of Pharmacy has a unique curricular approach: student centered, technologically advanced and interactive. Our rigorous curriculum emphasizes pharmaceutical care, pharmacy systems management and public health implications.
Message from the Dean -
Welcome to the College of Pharmacy at Touro University California where we make the
vision of our university into a reality for our students.
The College of Pharmacy at Touro California is recognized for its innovative 2+2 PharmD program, where two years of foundational knowledge in the classroom are followed by two full years of clinical experience. Most pharmacy schools provide only one year of clinical experiences, which allows Touro students to have more clinical experience than their peers when they graduate.
The College of Pharmacy at Touro also has training programs for PharmD residents and fellows as well as a master's program in health sciences, with additional opportunities to earn a dual PharmD/MPH. All of these training opportunities enable our students to gain credentials that make them competitive for positions in a variety of employment settings.
The high quality of education that Touro California students receive is reflected in their many awards and accolades each year and the publications they generate working with faculty mentors.
We are also proud of the fact that students in the College of Pharmacy at Touro California serve in a number of important leadership positions at the state and national level. In addition, our students lead numerous initiatives in the communities we serve to promote health and wellness, including student-run free clinics, health screenings and more.
All of these achievements would not be possible without dedicated and supportive faculty and staff, who are themselves highly accomplished. We invite you to become part of the pharmacy family at Touro California and join us in celebrating the successes of our students!
Rae R. Matsumoto, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Pharmacy
Touro University California does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law in employment, or in admission, treatment or access to its educational programs or activities.
News & Announcements
January 22, 2015
Dear College of Pharmacy,
I am pleased to announce the winner of the local Touro University APhA-ASP Patient Counseling Competition 2015 is P3 Leila Inting! I would also like to congratulate P3 Aleyna Fong as the runner-up and P4 James Tanedo achieving 3rd place.
A thanks to all competitors for participating including two P1 students. All competitors will be receiving a prize from APhA as well so stay tuned.
I would like to thank Drs. Monica Bidwal and Brigette Lofholm for judging the competition, Dr. Sasaki-Hill for supporting the students, and Ms. Alisa Danyeur for being our patient again this year. Lastly, I would like to thank Tony Nguyen, Janet Chang, and Gloria Lee for ensuring the competition ran smoothly.Adrian Jason Palisoc, Pharm.D., BCPS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences
Touro University California College of Pharmacy
Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center
Alameda Health System- Highland Campus
January 8, 2015
Seeking participants (21+) for a study investigating the effects of valerian on driving performance. This study will be conducted by Dr. Kelan Thomas and colleagues at Touro University California. The study involves two separate 2-3 hour sessions using the STISIM driving simulator. Participants will receive a $50 gift certificate upon completion of the study. IRB Approval Date: 12/6/2014. IRB study number: P-2514. For more information, please contact Ms. Joanne Canedo (M.S. Medical Health Sciences, Class of 2015) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 6, 2015
Congratulations to Track 4 faculty Dr. Monica Donnelley for recently passing the American Academy of HIV Medicine Pharmacist Exam. She is now AAHIVP certified!Eric Ip, Pharm.D., BCPS, CSCS, CDE, FCSHP Associate Professor & Chair, Pharmacy Practice Department Touro University California College of Pharmacy
December 29, 2014
Volunteer for the Teen Life Conference! TLC is a great event to get involved in the lives of local teens and make a difference. We are recruiting students in all colleges at Touro University California to help us make this event amazing! The event takes place March 4, 2014. We will have stations set up at the school including a rock wall, brain station with Dr. Puder, dancing, booths from the different clubs, military club obstacle course and many other fun activities and food. We need your help to make this event possible! Click here to find out more information about the committees and to find out how you can help.
January 19, 2015
Martin Luther King Day. University closed.
January 24, 2015
Winter Gala. Farragut Inn beginning at 8:30pm.
February 9-13, 2015
Block A exams (P1/P2)
February 16, 2015
President's Day. University closed.
March 4, 2015
Teen Life Conference
March 5, 2015
Purim. No school in session.
March 23-27, 2015
Block B exams (P1/P2).
April 4-5, 2015
Passover. No school in session.
April 24, 2015
PACE exam for P2 students.
May 8, 2015
Last day of classes for P3 & P4.
May 11, 2015
Block C exams (P1/P2).
May 18-21, 2015
Triple Jump Exam & OSCEs
May 22, 2015
Last Day of Classes for P1 & P2
May 25, 2015
Memorial Day. University closed.
June 1, 2015
Commencement Ceremony for College of Pharmacy at Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco,
Orientation for the Class of 2019
White Coat Ceremony
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