UCSF

Office of Student and Curricular Affairs

Part of the Education Unit in the Dean’s Office, the Office of Student and Curricular Affairs is also known as OSACA and provides centralized administrative and student services for the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree program. OSACA staff members work with students, faculty, and staff members in campus student services offices to support student wellbeing and success inside and outside the classroom. The OSACA portfolio also includes academic advising for students entering the PharmD program in 2018 and beyond, student recruitment, management of the student admissions process, and career and professional development.

The associate dean reports to the vice dean who, in turn, reports to the dean.

Responsibilities include

  • Outreach, recruitment, and admissions

    • Organizing programs for prospective students; providing presentations, campus visits, and informational events
    • Administering the PharmD admissions process
    • Administering the pharmacy cohort of the Post-Baccalaureate Program
  • Academic services and advising

    • Providing academic advising for PharmD students (entering in 2018 and beyond)
    • Advising students on academic concerns; making referrals to campus services as needed
    • Coordinating tutoring program
    • Implementing annual Law and Clinical Review
    • Serving as the liaison with California Board of Pharmacy for PharmD students
  • Academic records and scheduling

    • Maintaining academic records for PharmD students
    • Coordinating room reservations for PharmD curriculum needs
    • Serving as the liaison with UCSF’s Office of the Registrar and Student Financial Aid Office
    • Providing enrollment verification
  • Career services

    • Coordinating workshops, presentations, and events on career issues
    • Planning annual Career Fair and placement interviews
    • Disseminating information to students on internships; residencies; postgraduate fellowships, degree programs, and jobs
    • Collecting data regarding placement of PharmD students through a Fall Internship Survey and a Graduating Student Survey
  • Scholarships and awards

    • Administering scholarships disbursed through Financial Aid
    • Coordinating selection of scholarships funded through School of Pharmacy endowments and external donations
    • Coordinating selection of student awards presented by the School of Pharmacy
    • Planning an annual recognition event for award and scholarship recipients
    • Disseminating information to students about awards and scholarship opportunities
  • Student organizations and student programs

    • Administering funds for Associated Students of the School of Pharmacy
    • Providing financial support for student participation in professional meetings
    • Providing advice on leadership issues and organizational dynamics
    • Coordinating UCSF participation in the annual California Pharmacy Student Leadership Conference
  • Special events

    • Coordinating an annual orientation program in conjunction with student counseling staff members
    • Planning the annual White Coat Ceremony
    • Coordinating the School of Pharmacy commencement

Expertise includes

  • Responsive services and programs to address the needs of PharmD students
  • Student advising on academic and non-academic matters
  • Management of student needs, issues, and concerns, working with faculty members
  • Event planning and management to promote community and mark student transitions within the PharmD program
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the PharmD program required to serve as an expert resource for students, faculty members, alumni, and employers about the program and its students

Organization chart

See Org chart: Education Unit.

Contact us

For information about our PharmD degree program and answers to questions about admissions.

Tel

415-476-2732

Fax

415-476-6805

E-mail

[email protected]

Web

https://pharmd.ucsf.edu

Address

513 Parnassus Avenue entrance
map

Office of Student and Curricular Affairs
Medical Sciences Box 0150
513 Parnassus Ave Rm S960
San Francisco CA 94143

Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific time

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Staff listing

Watchmaker

Cynthia Watchmaker, MEd, MBA
Associate Dean of Student Affairs
[email protected]
415-476-8025

Gonzales

Joel W. Gonzales
Admissions Director
[email protected]
415-502-5368

Koenigsberger

Kim Koenigsberger, MA
Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator
[email protected]
415-502-5371

Mergillano

Darlene Mergillano, MS
PharmD Advisor
[email protected]

Piriano

Lucia Piriano
Curricular Affairs Assistant
[email protected]
415-502-5373

Quiroz

Zoraida Quiroz, MA
Student Affairs Assistant
[email protected]
415-502-5374

Reed

Julie Reed, MSSW, PhD
PharmD Advisor
[email protected]
415-502-4868

Trujillo

Rick Trujillo
Admissions Coordinator
[email protected]
415-502-5370

 

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