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Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Admissions
Office of the Dean
751 Brookside Road
Stockton, CA 95207
Mailing - 3601 Pacific Avenue Stockton, CA 95211

Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission Statement:
The mission of Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy is to provide an exemplary educational experience leading to highly competent, practice-ready, caring pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists who will be accountable for improving the health and well-being of society.

Vision Statement:
The Pharmacy program of the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will be among the top 25% of private pharmacy schools in the United States, nationally and internationally recognized as a source of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists of exceptional ability, and will be distinguished by innovative student-centered teaching and curricular programming, research, and service.

We will consistently strive to achieve and promote the following values:

  • Excellence - in practice, academics (both teaching and learning), research, service and leadership;
  • Professionalism - encouraging integrity as an essential part of pharmacy practice, research and education;
  • Student-centeredness - encouraging and fostering academic and professional interactions between students and faculty, both inside and outside of the classroom;
  • Critical thinking and problem solving - developing effective leaders and citizens of our communities and the world, as providers and consumers of healthcare and members of our profession;
  • Discovery - recognizing the obligation of the academy, contributing through discovery and scholarly activity to knowledge in the fields of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences;
  • Accountability - recognizing that, as healthcare professionals, we are patient-centered and responsible to help our patients optimize their health outcomes;
  • Human dignity - recognizing that every individual deserves respect and will at different times both struggle and excel;
  • Ethics - in all of our interactions, so that our teaching, practice, research, leadership and service are above reproach; and
  • Quality improvement - developing and utilizing measurable quality assessment techniques and best practices to inform decision-making and enhance the quality of our programs.