Summary: Preceptors Conference "Issues in Pharmacy"
UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
June 12, 2010
Analysis of the SSPPS Student Body; Tony Manoguerra, PharmD, Associate
Dean for Student Affairs, SSPPS. Dr. Manoguerra described the make-up of the
incoming Class of 2014; the school set another record for number of applications received at
over 1600. Women continue to outnumber the men as only 11 of the incoming students out of
62 are male. The majority of students are coming with undergraduate degrees from UC
campuses with a few coming from out-of-state locations, such as the University of Minnesota.
The age range of this class is 21-34. Dr. Manoguerra also discussed the recently graduated
Classes of 2009 and 2010. The school is very proud that 100% of the students in the Class of
2009 passed the board exams on the first attempt. As for the Class of 2010, a little over half of
them are continuing on to residencies while the rest have secured jobs in community
pharmacies. San Diego continues to be the destination of choice for the vast majority of alumni.
Outstanding Teacher Awards; James Colbert, PharmD, Assistant Dean for
Experiential Education, SSPPS. Dr. Colbert presented "Outstanding Teacher Awards" to
eight of our fantastic preceptors: Lisa James, RPh, UCSD MC Hillcrest; Beatriz Lewis, PharmD,
UCSD Moores Cancer Center; Francis Pham, PharmD, CVS Pharmacy; Gale Romanowski,
PharmD, Rady Childrens Hospital San Diego; Todd Shinohara, PharmD, Naval Medical Center