Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology Professional Teaching Program.

Our Department sponsors pharmacology courses for pharmacy students at UCSF and collaborates in interdepartmental, integrated courses for medical and dental students. Some of these courses may be suitable for graduate students who need a survey of basic and clinical pharmacology and have a strong background in physiology and biochemistry. Two of our faculty, Dr. Marieke Kruidering-Hall and Dr. Rupa Tuan, are members of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators , an innovative organization dedicated to supporting and advancing the teaching mission of the UCSF School of Medicine and the people who carry it out.

Elisabeth Fall
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Dr. Kruidering-Hall is a director of the first-year medical student IDS 101: Prologue course and director of the third-year pharmacy student Pharmacology 123: Chemotherapy course. Dr. Masters is a director of the second-year medical student IDS 107: Life Cycle/Epilogue course. In addition to their direct teaching roles, Drs. Kruidering-Hall and Masters serve leadership roles in the School of Medicine curriculum oversight structure and in the School of Medicine's transition to competency-based education and assessment. Dr. Kruidering-Hall also partners with colleagues in the UCSF Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics to direct the UCSF Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, which provides UCSF postdoctoral fellows training and mentored hands-on experience in the art of facilitating small group discussions.

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Additionally, Dr. Bertram Katzung, Professor Emeritus, is editor of the highly regarded Lange Series Basic and Clinical Pharmacology textbook, published by the McGraw-Hill Company. Dr. Katzung, Dr. Anthony Trevor, Professor Emeritus, and Dr. Masters write the Katzung & Trevor's Pharmacology Examination & Board Review textbook, also published by the McGraw-Hill Company.