UCSF

Student Profiles

Meet some of the students in the PharmD degree program at the UCSF School of Pharmacy.


Chris

Chris

Chris credits his grandparents, girlfriend, and classmates in providing him support and sanity through UCSF’s rigorous doctor of pharmacy curriculum.

Chris, UCSF PharmD Student, Class of 2016


Sarah

Sarah

Seeing how Project Healthy Heart promoted the services her papa had received, Sarah feels a strong connection to give back.

Sarah, UCSF PharmD Student, Class of 2017


Timothy

Timothy

I will help my patients understand how to use their medications safely and help them create a world where they can find peace, love, and joy.

Timothy, UCSF PharmD Student, Class of 2015


Maria

Maria

We must never forget to remember where we come from and to give back to our communities.

Maria, UCSF PharmD Student, Class of 2014


Kanizeh

Kanizeh

From the moment I walked into the pharmacy school on the day of my interview I knew this was the place where I could become the best possible pharmacist for my patients.

Kanizeh, UCSF PharmD Student, Class of 2014


Francisco

Francisco

My classmates share my struggles and my joys and knowing that we are all in this together is what keeps me working hard.

Francisco, UCSF PharmD Student, Class of 2014


Diana

Diana

My classmates come from a variety of different backgrounds and experiences, which really enhances my learning because I get to see so many different perspectives.

Diana, UCSF PharmD Student, Class of 2014


Tina

Tina

My advice is to take on a challenge you think is too big and when you make a mistake—and you will make mistakes—people will see you are trying to learn.

Tina, UCSF PharmD Student, Class of 2013


Dennis

Dennis

I appreciate how a pharmacist needs to maneuver in so many different ways to arrive at a solution for a patient.

Dennis, UCSF PharmD Student, Class of 2014


Asma

Asma

Pharmacy is an opportunity to embody my faith on a day-to-day basis … in a way, it’s prayer through action.

Asma, UCSF PharmD Student, Class of 2011


Isabel

Isabel

It was truly a rewarding experience to be able to use the knowledge that I have gained in pharmacy school to help people solve their problems.

Isabel, UCSF PharmD Student, Class of 2012


Monica

Monica

Whenever I’m interacting with a patient, that’s when I know I belong in this profession.

Monica, UCSF PharmD Student, Class of 2010


Patrick

Patrick

I respect just how much the role of a pharmacist depends on establishing relationships with others and understanding their challenges when it comes to maintaining health.

Patrick, UCSF PharmD Student, Class of 2012


Richard

Richard

Even with the year and a half of school I’ve had so far, I’ve been able to make a positive impact in people’s lives.

Richard, UCSF PharmD Student, Class of 2012


Thomas

Thomas

UCSF is an environment that supports its students no matter who you are and what struggles you face—they will help you achieve what you want to achieve.

Thomas, UCSF PharmD Student, Class of 2010


Ashish

Ashish

The way I see it, you go to the doctor’s office for 15 or 20 minutes, but you go on medication for life.

Ashish, UCSF PharmD Student, Class of 2009


Maha

Maha

I was very fortunate to experience life outside the United States, which made me aware of people who are struggling . . . and do not have the most basic things we take for granted here.

Maha, UCSF PharmD Student, Class of 2009


Manuel

Manuel

I would like to help people who are disenfranchised, particularly the Spanish-speaking community.

Manuel, UCSF PharmD Student, Class of 2008


Nicole

Nicole

I want to be able to bring what I learn back to Fresno … there is such a need for healthcare professionals in the Central Valley.

Nicole, UCSF PharmD Student, Class of 2009


Nony

Nony

Pharmacy allows me to apply my love of economics and skill as a pharmacist to serve diverse, underserved communities.

Nony, UCSF PharmD Student, Class of 2008


Paul

Paul

I wanted to make more of a contribution given what I had learned through my experiences in life.

Paul, UCSF PharmD Student, Class of 2009


Shannon

Shannon

As the only person in my pharmacy who could speak Spanish, the patients would pour their hearts out to me.

Shannon, UCSF PharmD Student, Class of 2009


Sophia

Sophia

In Islam, you always have to keep in mind that you need to give back to humankind. If you were given the resources, it’s your responsibility to help out.

Sophia, UCSF PharmD Student, Class of 2010

 

 

 

Image credits: Shirin Houshangi (for Asma), Joel W. Gonzales (for Isabel, Monica, Patrick, Richard, Thomas, Timothy, Maria, Kanizeh, Francisco, Diana, Tina, Dennis)

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