School and Program Specific Accreditations

UCSF as a whole is accredited by WASC, but the schools and some programs have additional accreditations as follows.

School of Dentistry

All programs: American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation

School of Medicine

MD program: Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Medical residencies and fellowships: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Dept. of Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology Training Program: Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Intership Centers

School of Nursing

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program and the Master of Science degree program with a focus in nursing, both at UCSF, are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The Nurse-Midwifery/WHNP specialty at UCSF is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374. For information about accreditation, please contact ACME directly by calling 240-485-1802 or by email at [email protected].

The UCSF School of Nursing graduate programs meet requirements set by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN):

  • The Nurse Practitioner specialties conform to the Board’s “Standards of Education for Nurse Practitioner Programs” (California Code of Regulations Section 1484) and have been approved by the BRN.
  • The Clinical Nurse Specialist specialties conform to the Board’s requirements for Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification but are not formally approved by the BRN.
  • The Certified Nurse-Midwifery specialty conforms to the Board’s “Standards for Nurse-Midwifery Programs” (California Code of Regulations Section 1462) and has been approved by the BRN.

School of Pharmacy

School accreditation, PharmD program: Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Pharmacy residencies: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Physical Therapy Program

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Pastoral Education

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education