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Post-Acceptance Requirements

Important Note: Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (B.Sc. (Pharm.)) is suspended. Applicants interested in an entry-to-practice pharmacy degree should consult the admissions requirements for the Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy.

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences requires all students to be fully compliant with the current guidelines against vaccine-preventable diseases prior to the commencement of clinical activities. These guidelines state proof of immunity status must be available and that the clinical site can request a copy of immunization documentation from students at any time in preparation for or during a clinical placement. Prior to November 1st, or prior to the start of any clinical rotations or patient contact (whichever occurs first), all first-year undergraduate students must submit a health record which evidences immunizations (Tetanus/Diphtheria-Toxoid, Polio, MMR, Chickenpox and Hepatitis B) and a negative TB skin test result (if the skin test is positive, a chest x-ray is required) to the UBC Student Health Service. Immunizations are available from family doctors, public health departments and from the UBC Student Health Service.

Failure to comply with documentation requirement could result in the individual being barred from the clinical setting.

All students will have their vaccination records reviewed. Students with a positive test result for any communicable disease may face restrictions in the course of their pharmacy training and may be constrained in their ability to practice.

In addition, all students are required to obtain an influenza vaccination each year. In additional, all students must be fitted for a face mask. If it is contraindicated for a student to receive the influenza vaccine, the student must have a current written prescription for antiviral medication and will be required to wear a mask at all times during some clinical placements. In the event of an influenza outbreak at the healthcare institution in which a student is placed, evidence of a current influenza vaccination must be provided. Pharmacy students must meet the current immunization requirements of the Health Authority in which they are doing their placement.

All newly admitted students to the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy program are required to register with the College of Pharmacists of B.C. by November 1. Registration includes, but is not limited to, submission of a Notarized Identification form and a Criminal Record Check Authorization form.

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