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Define the future of pharmacy. Every moment.

No matter how you choose to focus, advance or establish your career in pharmacy, outstanding services and programs are yours to explore at the UCLA Department of Pharmaceutical Services.

Ranked as one of the nation’s premier pharmacy departments, we provide 24-hour comprehensive services from our decentralized facility in Westwood, our centralized location in Santa Monica and our satellite locations throughout the broader community.

Pharmacy programs include:

  • Critical evaluation of therapy
  • Screening for drug-drug interactions
  • Pharmacokinetic monitoring
  • TPN therapy
  • Therapeutic interchanges
  • IV-to-PO conversions

We also offer an ASHP-accredited residency program that provides training in medicine, critical care, surgery, ambulatory care and administration.

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At UCLA Health, we achieve excellence in patient care consistently by following the steps outlined in CICARE.

CICARE is an acronym that describes specific behaviors that are guaranteed to result in excellent communication with patients, families and colleagues.

Every UCLA Health employee, physician and volunteer holds themselves and their colleagues accountable for practicing these six steps with everyone on every encounter.

Click on the above to learn more about CICARE.


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Connect with the patient and their family members by addressing them as Mr./Ms., or by the name they prefer.

Introduce yourself and your role.

Communicate what you are going to do, how long it is going to take, and how it will impact the patient.

Ask permission before examining the patient and anticipate patient and/or family needs, questions or concerns.

Respond to patient and/or family questions and requests with immediacy.

Exit courteously and/or with an explanation of what will come next (or when you will be back to check on them).