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Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice

The Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice offers unparalleled training for future careers in pharmacy. Our innovative curriculum focuses on integrative health and putting the patient first. Our goal is to train students in the classroom and in the field to improve our society's health and well-being. The Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice is an essential component of the planned School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences as it is the home of our clinical pharmacy practice faculty, who are developing and delivering didactic and experiential curricula for the anticipated Doctor of Pharmacy program.

"our clinical faculty are involved in collaborative research across a range of clinical foci, such as new drug clinical trials, drug adherence research, pharmacokinetics, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacogenomics, pharmacoeconomics, and outcomes research."

Alexandre Chan, Pharm.D., MPH, FCCP, FISOPP, BCPS, BCOP

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Anteaters in Pharmacy is the official UCI alumni chapter dedicated to pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, and the overall sector. Members engage in our community, build their networks, volunteer together, and contribute to UCI. To learn more and join contact Meredith Kwok

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To cultivate future-ready pharmacists to optimize individualized medication therapy through education, practice and research.


The Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice strives to be in the frontier of healthcare by transforming pharmacy practice. 

Hero's work here
Amal Alachar pharm sci/SOM researches neurotransmitter systems, neural circuits, molecular pharmacology
photo: Steve Zylius/UCI

Pharmaceutical Sciences & Clinical Pharmacy Practice Intertwined

Collaborations within the Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice and the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences will allow interdisciplinary research and training in basic and clinical pharmacy.  

Clinical Pharmacy Faculty

Alexandre Chan, PharmD,
Professor and Founding Chair
Joyce Lee, PharmD, FCCP,
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Sarah McBane, PharmD, CDE,
Associate Director and Founding
Associate Dean for Pharmacy Education
Megan Nguyen, PharmDAssociate Director and Founding
Associate Dean of Pharmacy Student Affairs
Jonathan Watanabe, Pharm.D., M.S, Ph.D., BCGP
Associate Director and Founding
Associate Dean of Pharmacy Assessment and Quality