Continuing Professional Development

USC School of Pharmacy’s Office of CPD’s Mission and Goals:

  • USC’s office of Continuing Professional Development’s mission is to provide pharmacists with the education and skills needed to provide excellent patient care.
  • Our goals include (in order of priority):
    • Develop programs tailored to the lifelong learning and advanced practice needs of alumni, preceptors, and other supporters (voluntary faculty, QSAD members).
    • Contribute to the visibility and impact of USC School of Pharmacy locally, nationally and internationally through high quality educational programming.
    • Develop innovative educational programs that may be of interest to a diverse range of healthcare professionals (nurses, physicians, allied health professions and pharmacy technicians), although non-pharmacists are not our target audience.

What Sets Us Apart

Programs provided by professional educators, practice leaders, and clinical scientists.  We offer live and online training opportunities with active learning methods including workshops, round table discussions, and case studies.


The USC School of Pharmacy is approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of knowledge, application, and practice based educational programs. The School is a pioneer in continuing pharmacy education—approved as one of the first 10 such providers in the nation by ACPE.

Types of CE Offerings

Live Programs
Online Programs
Live & Online

Contact Us

Office of Continuing Professional Development
School of Pharmacy
University of Southern California
1985 Zonal Avenue, PSC 200
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9121

Julie Dopheide, PharmD, Director of Continuing Professional Development
(323) 442-1454
Lindsay Nokes, Program Assistant
(323) 442-2403