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)

Dietetic Internships

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Pastoral Education

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education