• 2017 Legislative Day

    2017 Legislative Day

  • Touro University California

    Welcome incoming students

 Touro University California College of Pharmacy

Touro University California

College of Pharmacy (COP)


Dear 2017 Incoming Students,

Welcome to Touro University California and congratulations on your admission to the College of Pharmacy from your Pharmacy Student Services team.

This web page is meant to help you prepare for Orientation and the start of classes in early August. We will send you emails with most of the information you will need, but you should be able to find everything you need to know here as well.

PharmD students, your first job (after reading the US Constitution as directed by Dr. Yoshizuka) will be to apply for your intern pharmacist license. Click on this link below for complete instructions, which were also sent to you by email. Please start this process as soon as possible (i.e., now) so you can get everything ready in time for Orientation.

MS-MHS students, you will soon receive an email from Christina Monasterio, the Coordinator of the MS-MHS Program, with a list of research projects according to faculty advisors who have signed up for this year’s program. This will allow you to shortlist four or five potential advisors and prepare for the matching session during Orientation.

Please check back to this web page often as we will frequently update it with new reminders and instructions to take care of before classes begin.

Gordon McCarter, PhD
Assistant Dean for Pharmacy Student Services
Neeloufar Fakourfar, PharmD
Pharmacy Student Development Specialist
Jennifer Sherrill
Administrative Coordinator, Office of Pharmacy Student Services


 Touro University California College of Pharmacy
MS-Medical Health Sciences


including pre-orientation ASSIGNMENTS















Check your laptop to make sure it meets our minimum specifications (click here)





















Check your laptop to make sure it meets our minimum specifications (click here)

Instructions for Applying for Pharmacy Intern License PDF   

Install ExamSoft SofTest testing application on your laptop computer. Accepted students will be receiving an email with installation instructions. - email sent to PharmD students on 7/19/2017 at 4pm

  • Intro to ExamSoft SofTest (app) + mock/practice exam checklist PDF
  • Take a mock/practice exam - available for download between 7/19 and 7/31.  Email sent to students on 7/19 at 4pm.
  • Take a pre-orientation assessment via SofTest - TBA/forthcoming

Pre-Orientation Assignments -

  • Write to your congressman (see email dated 6/15/17)
  • Take a speed reading class (see email dated 6/15/17)











AUG 2, 2017 - Touro University California campus-wide orientation

AUG 3, 2017 - College of Pharmacy orientation for MS-MHS students Download   

Registrar's Calendar and Deadlines, 2017-18 (link)






AUG 2, 2017 - Touro University California campus-wide orientation

AUG 3-4, 2017 - College of Pharmacy orientation Download  + 7/18/17

AUG 7, 2017 - First day of class (PharmD students)

AUG 27, 2017 - White Coat Ceremony @Lander Hall, Touro University California

Registrar's Calendar and Deadlines, 2017-18 (link)













Advisor Presentation schedule (2017-18) Download

Book list (2017-18) Download

Faculty & Staff directory (16 pgs) Download  

Master calendar Download

Orientation schedule Download

Research Topics (2017-18) Download







Curriculum calendar - P1 & P2 combined - (XLS)

Curriculum calendar (P1) Download  

Exam scheduleDownload  

Faculty & Staff directory (16 pgs) Download  

Master calendar Download

Medical abbreviations Download  - forthcoming

Orientation schedule Download  

Preparative Materials in Biological & Pharmaceutical Sciences Download - forthcoming

Student Catalog Download  

Student Handbook Download  

Technical Standards Download  

Top Drugs (XLS) - forthcoming


for accepted students

































Recordings of Information Webinars for accepted PharmD students

Contact Anthony Williams, Outreach Coordinator for access. anthony.williams@tu.edu

*Schedule subject to change.


  • Welcome - Dean's Message
  • P1 Strategies for Success - Dr. Ingrid Lopes


  • Financial Aid Overview & Scholarships


  • Student Government Association, Clubs, Student life activities
  • Metacognition - Dr. Jill Alban
  • Effective Study Strategies for Efficient Learning
  • Space Repetition Technique
  • Test Taking Strategies


  • Pharmacy Math Calculation Overview - Dr. Michael Ellerby
  • Pharmacy Student Services - Dr. Gordon McCarter
  • Student Accommodation
  • Course remediation


  • Housing - Dr. Irene Favreau
  • TUCA Library Services
  • Study Clinic


  • Top 200 Drugs Review - Dr. Eric Ip
  • (Free) speed reading course
  • (Free) Biological Sciences course
  • IPE/Time Management


  • PHRM-601 Biological Sciences Overview - Dr. Susan Heimer
  • Student Run Health Clinic
  • Account with Castle Branch (CB)
  • Immunization Requirements for Entering Students




If you are a student looking for housing opportunities near campus, go to www.tustudentlife.com  and click on “Housing for Students” at the top of the page, just under the search bar. Other places to explore are:

•       https://www.zumper.com/apartments-for-rent/near-touro-university-california-ca
•       http://www.trulia.com/for_rent/Vallejo,CA
•       http://www.zillow.com/vallejo-ca/apartments/ 

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Touro University California College of Pharmacy


Gordon McCarter, PhD
Assistant Dean for Pharmacy Student Services
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Email - gordon.mccarter@tu.edu
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 - neeloufar.fakourfar@tu.edu
  • PharmD, UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (2016)
Jennifer Sherrill
Administrative Coordinator
Email - jennifer.sherrill@tu.edu
Tel - (707) 638-5934
Anthony Williams
Outreach Specialist
Email - anthony.williams@tu.edu


Current conditions - Mare Island (Vallejo), California