University of Southern California
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Non-Degree Programs

Office of External Programs
1985 Zonal Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9121
(323) 442-2403
FAX: (323) 442-3600

Continuing Education

The School of Pharmacy, Office of External Programs, is a recognized provider of continuing pharmaceutical education, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and recognized by the California State Board of Pharmacy and throughout the United States.

The school serves as a primary educational resource for pharmacists in California and as a supplementary resource for other health professionals and pharmacists, nationally and internationally.

Programs are designed to educate pharmacists about current issues in pharmaceutical care, practice management, therapeutics and other topics of professional interest. Continuing education programs are held at the School of Pharmacy, prior to many local and national association meetings, and annually in Las Vegas and Hawaii.

For information concerning continuing education programs contact: Office of External Programs.

Management Development Program in Health Care

The USC Management Development Program in Health Care is designed for managers representing various areas of health care. This certificate program is designed to increase the participants' knowledge in management related to health care.

The topic areas covered are intended to enhance the manager's competence to lead and make decisions in the increasingly turbulent world of health care. Some of the critical subjects examined are outcomes assessment, capitation, integrated delivery networks, health care accounting and finance, strategic planning, marketing and communication, the critical role of HMOs, policy issues, health care trends and others.

This program is accredited for continuing education credit for pharmacists. For additional information, call (323) 442-2403, FAX (323) 442-3600 or email