It is with great pleasure that the Author of Pharmacy In Bondage use this medium to express pharmacy professional gratitude to one and only University of California, San Francisco, the number one school of pharmacy in the world, king of kings among school of pharmacy, first among equals and the greatest of all in pharmacy profession. Words of mouth are not enough to express one’s gratitude to this school for the courage, unyielding efforts, uncompromising principle and enormous task in bravery of the unknown for the benefit of pharmacy and mankind.
Judging by the above, some will say the Author mince no words in giving this school all accolades and that is true. This is not flattery but endorsing the fact that the Author stand today on the broad great shoulder of this school. The same is true of other great pharmacy professional patriots like Hepler and Strand, authors of the various studies highlighted in Pharmacy In Bondage like Bootman and others, Bond and others, Zagogen and others, Elenabas and others, Levin and others, Thompson and others, David Burkholder, and many others listed or not listed in the book. The Author of Pharmacy In Bondage says Kudos to all of them because he stands on their shoulder today.
For the Benefit of those who might not know, as noted in the book, March 2001 Internet access of US News & World Report for Doctor of Pharmacy programs 1997rating showed that University of California, San Francisco as number one school in US with 4.5 school of pharmacy rating and Top 50 in general schools and University of Texas, Austin comes second with 4.2 and same Top 50. Besides the above rating, University of California, San Francisco braved the unknown when they initiated the Doctor of Pharmacy program in 1950. The program was considered radical and highly unpopular by other schools of pharmacy consequently they refused to adopt the program. It took a whole decade for another school of pharmacy, University of Michigan to come on board and start the program in1960. In another turn of event, a little more than a decade and a half later in 1966, the same University of California, San Francisco initiated the 9th floor experiment that resulted in today’s clinical pharmacy practice.
By and large without these two monumental gestures, Doctor of pharmacy degree program and clinical pharmacy practice that were initiated by this University, pharmacy relevance in today’s world would have been none and void. In a nutshell, no matter the greatness of pharmacy in the past nobody would have been able to talk about the greatness of the profession in today’s world. It is in light of this I say let us all join hands and shout “HIP, HIP, HOORAY; HIP, HIP, HOORAY TO UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO”, more grease to your elbow and thank you for all that you have done for pharmacy profession and mankind. The Author is currently working with the school officials to launch Pharmacy in Bondage for the first time in the school and thus start the schools of pharmacy mass mobilization effort. The current outgoing Dean of the School of Pharmacy, Dr. Joseph Guglielmo has acknowledged Pharmacy In Bondage as a positive force in moving pharmacy forward to where it is supposed to be in the medical field, see attached document.