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)
Jennifer Sherrill
Administrative Coordinator
Email -
Tel - (707) 638-5934
Neeloufar Fakourfar, PharmD
Pharmacy Student Development Specialist
Assistant Professor
Email -
  • PharmD, UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (2016)
Deanna Gee, PharmD
Pharmacy Education Administration Fellow 
Email -
  • PharmD, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI (2016)


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Pharmacy Student Services

Student Performance Data & Accreditation Information (PDF), 15-DEC-2016 
Campus Calendar
Curriculum Calendars, v8, 19-JAN-2017
Exam Schedule/PharmD (2016-17)
Master Calendar (PDF)
College Of Pharmacy Catalog
College Of Pharmacy Student Handbook, 22-DEC-2016
  • Didactic Electives  - (PDF), 14-JAN-2017
 Managed by Campus IT Department 
  • 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


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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. 


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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

College of Pharmacy Calendar (2017-18)




Student Affairs Department is having its long anticipated Open House from 3PM until 7PM.  The Open House will take place in our new digs at 690 Walnut in Suites 200 and 210A (Academic Support).  There will be food for all and door prizes for at least the first 200 people.  Please come and see our new offices, share some food and conversation, and help us warm our new space.

Please also note that Student Affairs will be open tomorrow for regular business between 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm only.  We look forward to seeing you tomorrow during the open house!

James Binkerd, D.O.

Associate Dean for Student Affairs


Passover.  Campus closes at 12 noon.

APRIL 12-18

Passover.  Campus closed


Legislative Day


Kaiser Call Center visit.


PCOA exam (P2)


PACE exam (P2).  Lander Hall B, 9AM to 11AM


IPE event (P1)


Campus IPE.  Research Day.

MAY 8, 9, 11, 12

Block C exams

MAY 15, 16

Triple Jump exams

MAY 15-19


MAY 17

College of Pharmacy Pinning Ceremony (@The Grove) & End of Year Ceremony (@Farragut Inn).

MAY 19

(P3/P4) mandatory CPR training.

MAY 22

APPE orientation.

M.S. Medical Health Sciences student presentations and reception.

MAY 23

Touro University California College of Pharmacy graduation ceremonies @Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley.

MAY 22

Memorial Day.  Campus closed.


Campus wide orientation.

AUGUST 3 & 4

College of Pharmacy student orientation (PharmD & MS Medical Health Sciences students)


College of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony


Fall Open House



Student Performance Data & Accreditation Information

Download Student Performance Data & Accreditation 17-Feb-2017

Quick Links

COP Student Handbook

Download Student Performance Data & Accreditation Updated 22-Dec-2016

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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