Welcome Class of 2022 

 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 - 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


Student Resources



Accreditation & Program Outcomes 

Student Performance Data & Accreditation Information (PDF), Updated: 26-Feb-2018 

Campus Calendar


Curriculum Calendars, v9

    • P1 & P2 curriculum calendar (see tabs) (XLSUpdated 23-April-2018 

    • P1 curriculum calendar (PDF/printer friendlyUpdated 23-April-2018 

    • P2 curriculum calendar (PDF/printer friendly)Updated 5-February-2018

Didactic Electives  - (PDF), Updated 8-January-2018

Exam Schedule/PharmD (2018-19), Updated 18-June-2018

Faculty & Staff Directory (PDF), Updated 7-December-2017

Master Calendar (PDF)

Student Handbook, Updated 5-June-2018

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


 Touro University California College of Pharmacy

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: https://www.flickr.com/groups/tourouniversitycalifornia/ . 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 bridget.canfield@tu.edu .


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 http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm 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 & prospective students, click here


Current conditions - Mare Island (Vallejo), California

College of Pharmacy Calendar (2017-18)




5 - College of Pharmacy mixer for incoming students




1-3 - College of Pharmacy orientation (3 days)

6 - University orientation (campus-wide)











Winter Gala

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - campus closed


Block A exams (PharmD)

President's Day - campus closed


Purim.  Campus closed

College of Pharmacy Poster Day

Mega Case Day (P2/PharmD)

Block B Track exams (PharmD)



Spring Break

PPC Competency

Campus Research Day

PCOA exam


PACE exam (PharmD)

Triple Jump exams (PharmD)

Graduation reception


*Subject to change.


Student Performance Data & Accreditation Information

Download Student Performance Data & Accreditation 17-Feb-2017

Quick Links

COP Student Handbook

Download Student Performance Data & Accreditation Updated 5-June-2018

COP faculty & staff directory

Download Student Performance Data & Accreditation  Updated 7-Dec-2017

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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