Office of Student and Curricular Affairs

About the office

The Office of Student and Curricular Affairs (OSACA) provides centralized administrative and student services for the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree program.

It works with students, faculty, and staff members in campus student services offices to support student wellbeing and success inside and outside the classroom. Its activities also include academic advising, student recruitment, management of the student admissions process, and career and professional development.

Part of the Education Unit in the Dean’s Office, it is managed by Associate Dean Pam Schultz, MBA, who 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
  • Advising students on academic, professional, and personal 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

Contact us




[email protected]




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


Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific time

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Staff listing

Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Admissions Director
+1 415 502-5368
Admissions Coordinator
+1 415 502-5370
Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator
Curricular Affairs Assistant
+1 415 502-5373
Student Affairs Coordinator
Student Learning Director and PharmD Advisor
+1 415 476-2732

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September 2022





Reports to

Kathy Giacomini, PhD, BSPharm


UCSF Chancellor

Sharon L. Youmans, PharmD, MPH

Vice Dean

Kathy Giacomini, PhD, BSPharm

Pam Schultz, MBA

Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Sharon L. Youmans, PharmD, MPH

Joel W. Gonzales

Admissions Director

Pam Schultz, MBA

Edgar Micua

Admissions Coordinator

Joel W. Gonzales

Lauren Anderson, MEd

Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator

Joel W. Gonzales

Lucia Piriano

Curricular Affairs Assistant

Pam Schultz, MBA

Julia Shefcik, MFA

Student Affairs Coordinator

Pam Schultz, MBA


Student Affairs Project Specialist

Pam Schultz, MBA

Robyn Kurland, MS

PharmD Advisor

Pam Schultz, MBA

Julie Reed, MSSW, PhD

Student Learning Director and Advisor

Pam Schultz, MBA


PharmD Advisor and Project Coordinator

Pam Schultz, MBA