Touro University California College of Pharmacy

Welcome to Pharmacy Student Services

January 2017

Dear Students,

Our job is to support your academic success with services and programs that augment the teaching mission of the College in promoting your growth into a professional pharmacist. We are here to foster your professionalization by working with student groups and individuals in facilitating their service activities, to help when you have personal challenges that interfere with academic success, to recognize outstanding student achievement through the Dean’s Lists, scholarships, and other awards, and to guide you to the other services provided by the University Office of Student Affairs (Student Health, Registrar, Counseling, etc.), led by Associate Dean Jim Binkerd. I hope that you can find the answer to any question you might have about Pharmacy Student Services in these pages, and if not, just give my office a call or send me an email.

Gordon McCarter, PhD
Assistant Dean for Pharmacy Student Services
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Email -
Tel - (707) 638-5919
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, CA (1996)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco (2000) 
Neeloufar Fakourfar, PharmD
Pharmacy Student Development Specialist
Assistant Professor
Email -
  • PharmD, UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (2016)
Jennifer Sherrill
Administrative Coordinator
Email -
Tel - (707) 638-5934


 Touro University California College of Pharmacy

Pharmacy Student Services

Accreditation & Program Outcomes 
Student Performance Data & Accreditation Information (PDF), 15-DEC-2016 
Campus Calendar
Curriculum Calendars, v6, Updated 9/25/2017
Didactic Electives  - (PDF), 8-SEPTEMBER-2017
Exam Schedule/PharmD (2017-18)
Master Calendar (PDF)
Student Handbook, 3-AUG-2017
Technical Standards
 Managed by Campus IT Department .  The Information Technology Department at Touro University California manages the technologies used by students, faculty, staff and visitors, including email accounts, Internet access, Blackboard, telephones, multimedia, software, technology training, computer labs, and classrooms and instructional technology resources.
  • Student Event Checklist (PDF) Updated 4/6/2017
  • Extracurricular Activity Request Form (PDF)
  • Funds Reimbursement Guidelines (PDF) - Updated 4/6/2017
  • Event Evaluation Form (PDF) - Updated 4/6/2017
  • Brand Standard Logos


 Touro University California College of Pharmacy

Resources - FDA

FDA Drug Info Rounds Videos
Drug Info Rounds is a series of training videos for practicing clinical and community pharmacists. Drug Info Rounds is brought to you by pharmacists in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Communications (OCOMM), Division of Drug Information (DDI). Pharmacists in DDI answer hundreds of questions everyday about drug products and FDA actions. 
Click here to access
FDA Overview of Biosimilar Products 


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Touro University California College of Pharmacy

Student Life - A photo essay

Students, staff & faculty are welcome to add their photographs to this editorial use photo slide show which strives to depict campus life.  If you have photos that you’d like to share, please feel free to add your images to our program Flickr group at: . Photos added to this Flickr group will automatically appear in the Student Life: A photo essay website slideshow.

For permission to use these images, please contact the Flickr group administrator - Bridget Canfield at .


Non-Discrimination Policy

Touro University California does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, veteran status, or any other status characteristic protected by applicable laws in employment, or in admission, treatment or access to educational programs or activities.

To the extent provided by law, the university will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities which meet the legal standards for documentation, whenever the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform all essential functions of the position and meet the academic program technical standards.

This notice is given pursuant to the requirements of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Clery Act of 1998.  For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies.  Please note that contact information listed here is for discrimination inquiries only.  Please contact the Office of Admissions for admissions related inquiries.

Kathy Lowe
Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator
Touro University California
1310 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA 94592
(707) 638-5806

Dr. Lisa Waits
Dean of Student Affairs
Touro University California
1310 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA 94592
(707) 638-5226

Dr. James Binkerd
Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Touro University California
1310 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA 94592
(707) 638-5883


Touro University California College of Pharmacy

Information for incoming students, click here


Current conditions - Mare Island (Vallejo), California

College of Pharmacy Calendar (2017-18)





American Pharmacists Month

1 - Contra Costa Farmers Market Outreach 

3 - Student Run Free Clinic

3-4 - AACP Virtual Pharmacy School Fair

4 - American Pharmacists Month Selfie Day!  We encourage all pharmacists and student pharmacists to share their selfie photos expressing their love of the profession.  Be sure to use #APhMSelfieDay

7-10 - ACCP Annual Meeting.  Representing Touro University California in the clinical skills competition are Jason Chao, Ryan Hoh, and Truc Huynh.  Major annual meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy in Phoenix, Arizona

10 - Student Run Free Clinic and Flu Shot Clinic

13 - Good Day Sacramento News Talk Show CW31.  College of Pharmacy faculty featured in interviews for American Pharmacists Month

14 - UC Davis Pre-Health Conference (recruitment event)

14-18 - NCPA Annual meeting.  Major national meeting of the National Community Pharmacists Association in Orlando, Florida

16 - Immunizations

16 - Sacramento State University Pre-Pharmacy Club.  5-7pm.

17 - Berkeley Suitcase Clinic

17 - APhA/CPhA Counseling Workshop

18 - Phi Lambda Sigma Residency Planel

19 - UC Davis Pre-Pharmacy Society

19 - Touro Idol.  COP showcase featuring university talent.

20 - Fall Open House .  9AM to 3PM.

20 - National Latino AIDS Awareness

25 - Pharmacists Month Recognition.  Erin Hannigan, Board of Supervisor for District 1 - 12 noon in front of the COP Administration building.  Recognition of pharmacy students who have received major awards.

25 - NCPA Independent Pharmacy.  With Dr. Richie Duenas

26 - UC Santa Cruz Graduate and Professional School Fair.  Recruitment event.

26 - Student Run Free Clinic & Flue Shot Clinic

26-29 - CSHP Seminar.  Major annual meeting of the California Society for Health Systems Pharmacists in Las Vegas, Nevada.

27 - UC Irvine Pharmaceutical Sciences Club.  Pharmacy school and careers informational event

30 - Track 2 Block B exams (PharmD)

31 - Track 3 Block B exams (PharmD)


2 - Track 4 Block B exams (PharmD)

3 - Track 1 Block B exams (PharmD)

22 - Campus closes at 12 noon

23 - Campus closed

24 - Campus closed


11 - P1 Triple Jump exams (PharmD)

12 - P2 Triple Jump exams (PharmD)

18 - Track 3 Block C exams (PharmD)

19 - Track 4 Block C exams (PharmD)

21 - Track 1 Block C exams (PharmD)

22 - Track 2 Block C exams (PharmD)


Student Performance Data & Accreditation Information

Download Student Performance Data & Accreditation 17-Feb-2017

Quick Links

COP Student Handbook

Download Student Performance Data & Accreditation Updated 3-August-2017

COP faculty & staff directory

Download Student Performance Data & Accreditation  Updated 1-Dec-2016

Student computer requirements

  • Minimum computer requirements
  • Technical support
  • ExamSoft SofTest

Academic Support Services 

  • Assessments of Study Process & Learning Styles
  • Concentration
  • Formulation of Study Plan
  • General Academic Writing Assistance
  • Memory Aids
  • Stress Management/Burnout Prevention
  • Study Strategies
  • Test Taking Strategies
  • Time Management

Efficient Learning blog by Dr. Jill Alban

Academic Support Blog - evidence based study strategies

A student-centric blog geared towards your experience here on campus in which you will find helpful studying and organizational tips, articles, as well as student and faculty insights. 

Counseling Services

The rigors of academic life can leave students feeling unbalanced and out of sorts. Counseling services are here to provide support through short-term individual, couple, and group therapy and consultation services for registered students as they matriculate.

Call 707-638-5292 to be connected to the Counseling Office.   By calling the main line you can leave a voicemail, schedule an appointment, or speak with a counselor 24-7.


Dean Rae Matsumoto

Touro COP Connect

Touro University California Academic Support

Student Life - A Photo Essay (Flickr)

Click to view as a slideshow 

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