UCSF is really built around allowing students to exercise their minds in terms of inquiry, feeling comfortable with the unknown, and learning how to develop scientific questions, and answer those questions. As you learn the critical thinking skills, you can start to try them out in your own individual project. So it's everything from wet lab research where you're discovering new drugs, to essentially helping out in clinical research projects, to, in fact, hypothesis testing on health policy research.
My name is Meghan Whalen. And I am a PharmD alumnus and a current PhD student. I'm working on a project with malaria drugs. And so I was able to go to Uganda for a couple of months during my pharmacy schooling. And it was really an amazing experience. The curriculum that I was able to go through definitely gave me the skillset that I needed for these projects.