UCSF

Curriculum at a Glance

June 2021

The curriculum is subject to change. This graphic depicts the core curriculum and does not include electives. More info: Curriculum.

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APCS = Applied Patient Care Skills

IPPE = Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences

APPE = Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences

Year 1

What

Starts

How long (approximate weeks)

Orientation

Late July

1

Foundations I, APCS, IPPE

Summer

10

Synthesis

Early fall

1

Break

Early fall

1

Cardiovascular Science & Therapeutics

Inquiry, APCS, IPPE

Fall

8

Synthesis

Late fall

1

Break

Late fall

2

Inquiry Immersion

Early winter

2

Respiratory Science & Therapeutics

Inquiry, APCS, IPPE

Winter

6

Synthesis

Mid-winter

1

Break

Mid-winter

1

Renal Science & Therapeutics

Inquiry, APCS, IPPE

Late winter

5

Synthesis

Mid-spring

1

Gastrointestinal Science & Therapeutics

Inquiry, APCS, IPPE

Spring

5

Professional Readiness

Mid-spring

1

Break (includes 2 weeks of IPPE)

Late-spring

7

Year 2

What

Starts

How long (approximate weeks)

Foundations II

Mid-summer

2

Endocrine Science & Therapeutics Inquiry, APCS, IPPE

Mid-summer

6

Synthesis

Late summer

1

Break

Early fall

1

Neuroscience & Therapeutics Inquiry, APCS, IPPE

Fall

10

Synthesis

Late fall

1

Break

Late fall

2

Oncology Science & Therapeutics Inquiry, APCS, IPPE

Early winter

5

Synthesis

Mid-winter

1

Infectious Disease Science & Therapeutics Inquiry, APCS, IPPE

Mid-winter

7

Professional Readiness

Early spring

1

Break

Early spring

1

Discovery Project Immersion, IPPE

Spring

3

Break

Spring

1

Discovery Project, APPE

Spring

6

Year 3

What

Starts

How long (approximate weeks)

Discovery Project, APPE (continued)

Summer

6

Break

Mid-summer

1

Discovery Project, APPE

Mid-summer

18

Break

Late fall

2

Discovery Project, APPE

Winter

18

Discovery Project Presentation

Mid-spring

1

Licensure Exam Review

Mid-spring

1