COP Governing Statue Number 1 Mission, Values and Goals

I. CHSU COP Vision 

To transform pharmacy into a primary care profession.

II. CHSU COP Mission

We exist to improve the health care outcomes of people living in the Central Valley by:

  1. Inspiring diverse students from our region to commit to healthcare careers that serve our region;
  2. Developing compassionate, highly trained, intellectually curious, adaptive leaders capable of meeting the healthcare needs of the future through a performance-based education;
  3. Empowering people to teach, serve, research, innovate, and practice collaboratively in areas of skill and expertise in disciplines related to pharmacy.


  1. T.E.A.M. – Together everyone achieves more: CHSU COP is highly effective as an educational program and a great place to work because we coordinate effectively with each other through shared goals, shared knowledge and mutual respect, supported by frequent, timely, accurate, problem-solving communication. Students love coming here because, despite the challenging nature of the professional program, they feel respected, safe and supported. This outcome is evidenced by extremely positive focus groups, Q12, and faculty, staff and student surveys.
  2. Student Success: We employ assessments, support systems and education that ensure we minimize or eradicate the need for costly remediation and alternative progression plans, and that enable near perfect on-time graduation rates, board passage rates, and remarkable success in graduates’ securing residencies and fellowships.
  3. Pipelines: CHSU has reliable enrollment of highly qualified students whose diversity and communities of origin reflect the Central Valley as a whole. Enrollment isstable, CHSU COP is financially sustainable, and all enrolled students are successful.
  4. Healthy Central Valley: CHSU students are participating members of health-directed, interprofessional communities of practice (CoPr) that engage impactfully with communities to help them reach their health-related goals. CoPr are united by a common mission, shared learning, practices, explicit roles, rules, and procedures, and a communal, practice-centered identity.
  5. Future Practice Model: Pharmacists who graduated from CHSU are actively engaged in pursuing the quadruple aim as an integral part of their approach to practice, making them highly desirable providers of care. CHSU pharmacists are avidly sought as collaborators in patient care in all practice settings, especially underserved communities. For example, patients are referred to community practitioners for consultation and management, CHSU pharmacists are commonly employed in medical practices, and CHSU pharmacists are competitive in clinical health systems settings.
  6. Post-Graduate Education: CHSU COP will develop and implement post-graduate educational opportunities for our graduates, including residencies, fellowships and potentially additional certificates or degrees.