Mitra Assemi Bennett, PharmD

Associate Dean and Professor
Clinical Pharmacy
+1 559 499-6515

Dr. Mitra Assemi is a Professor and Program Director (Fresno Pharmacy Education Program) in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and the Associate Dean for Accreditation and Quality Improvement in the School of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Assemi received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from and completed a one-year residency in general pharmacy practice at UCSF. As Associate Dean, she is responsible for accreditation of the School's Doctor of Pharmacy degree program and provides guidance for the program's organizational structure and processes related to assessment. Recent related accomplishments include conducting assessment of outcomes related to the PharmD program’s innovative pathways curriculum, including required senior research projects, and leading re-accreditation for the PharmD program in 2013. Dr. Assemi also serves as the Experiential Program Director for the School’s pharmacy practice experiences (I/APPEs) based in central California. As such, she is responsible for developing and maintaining IPPE and APPE sites and experiences; mentoring and advising students; and recruiting and developing volunteer faculty. Her current research interests include programmatic assessment and curriculum development and assessment (including experiential education program-related development and assessment). Her experiences with curriculum development and assessment include developing and assessing train-the-trainer programs focused on curriculum development for cultural and linguistic competence training within health professions education. Additional interest areas include care for the underserved and diversifying the health professions workforce.

Publications: 

Quality Assurance and Improvement Practices of Experiential Education Programs in Schools of Pharmacy.

American journal of pharmaceutical education

Assemi M, DiVall MV, Lee K, Sy E, O'Sullivan T

Factors associated with cultures of assessment at US schools and colleges of pharmacy.

Currents in pharmacy teaching & learning

Lee KC, Rudolph MJ, Assemi M, Bray BS, Daugherty KK, Karpen SC, Maerten-Rivera JL, Pavuluri N, Sease JM, Vellurattil RP, Weck MA

Surveying the current landscape of assessment structures and resources in US schools and colleges of pharmacy.

Currents in pharmacy teaching & learning

Rudolph MJ, Lee KC, Assemi M, Bray BS, Daugherty KK, Karpen SC, Maerten-Rivera JL, Pavuluri N, Sease JM, Vellurattil RP, Weck MA

Educational Attainment and Academic Profile of Deans and Chairs at US Pharmacy Schools.

American journal of pharmaceutical education

Assemi M, Yu J, Liu S, Corelli RL, Hudmon KS

Educational Background and Academic Rank of Faculty Members within US Schools of Pharmacy.

American journal of pharmaceutical education

Assemi M, Hudmon KS, Sowinski KM, Corelli RL

Scholarly contributions of required senior research projects in a doctor of pharmacy curriculum.

American journal of pharmaceutical education

Assemi M, Ibarra F, Mallios R, Corelli RL

A nontraditional faculty development initiative using a social media platform.

American journal of pharmaceutical education

Penick Brock T, Assemi M, Corelli RL, El-Ibiary SY, Kavookjian J, Martin BA, Suchanek Hudmon K

Report of the 2010-2011 Academic Affairs Standing Committee.

American journal of pharmaceutical education

Mason HL, Assemi M, Brown B, Cain JJ, Cox WC, Cutler SJ, Duba VK, Robinson ET, Plaza CM

Development needs of volunteer pharmacy practice preceptors.

American journal of pharmaceutical education

Assemi M, Corelli RL, Ambrose PJ

National Survey of Volunteer Pharmacy Preceptors: effects of region, practice setting, and population density on responses.

Journal of pharmacy practice

Skrabal MZ, Jones RM, Walters RW, Nemire RE, Soltis DA, Kahaleh AA, Hritcko PM, Boyle CJ, Assemi M, Turner PD

Fostering and managing diversity in schools of pharmacy.

American journal of pharmaceutical education

Nkansah NT, Youmans SL, Agness CF, Assemi M

Caring for the underserved: exemplars in teaching.

American journal of pharmaceutical education

Assemi M, Shane-McWhorter L, Scott DR, Chen JT, Seaba HH

National survey of volunteer pharmacy preceptors.

American journal of pharmaceutical education

Skrabal MZ, Jones RM, Nemire RE, Boyle CJ, Assemi M, Kahaleh AA, Soltis DA, Allen RE, Hritcko PM, O'Sullivan TA, Destache CJ

Curriculum recommendations of the AACP-PSSC task force on caring for the underserved.

American journal of pharmaceutical education

Zweber A, Roche VF, Assemi M, Conry JM, Shane-McWhorter L, Sorensen TD

Evaluation of a train-the-trainer program for cultural competence.

American journal of pharmaceutical education

Assemi M, Mutha S, Hudmon KS

Implementation and evaluation of cultural competency training for pharmacy students.

The Annals of pharmacotherapy

Assemi M, Cullander C, Hudmon KS

Assessment of an online consumer "Ask Your Pharmacist" service.

The Annals of pharmacotherapy

Assemi M, Torres NM, Tsourounis C, Kroon LA, McCart GM