Course Waiver Policy


This policy applies only to PharmD students entering in 2018 and beyond.


The purpose of this policy is to define the availability of course waivers within the PharmD curriculum.


The UCSF PharmD curriculum is a rigorous, year-round, three-year program that purposefully integrates numerous disciplines and gradually builds upon what students learn, through coursework that is cumulative and continually reinforced.

UCSF faculty believe all required PharmD courses to be intrinsic to a well-rounded pharmacy education.


All required PharmD coursework must be successfully completed and students receive a passing grade in order to progress through the curriculum and become eligible for graduation.

Therefore, the option of waiving a course will not be available to students in the UCSF PharmD curriculum.

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