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Community Pharmacy Residency Program

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A one-year post-graduate community pharmacy residency program is offered by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The program has been developed through the co-operative efforts of representatives from the College of Pharmacists of BC, the BC Pharmacy Association, practising community pharmacists, and the Faculty. These groups also provide on-going support and guidance as participants in the Community Pharmacy Residency Program Committee. Those selected are registered as residents in the Faculty and are assessed the applicable program fee as indicated in Program and Course Fees.


Important Note: Admission to the Community Pharmacy Residency Program is suspended as of 2020/21.

Graduates of any Canadian pharmacy school are eligible for admission. All applicants must satisfy the requirements for registration as a pharmacist with the College of Pharmacists of BC. The selection is highly competitive and is determined using a process conducted by the Community Pharmacy Residency Program Committee based on applicant interviews, letters of reference, as well as academic and clinical performance during the undergraduate pharmacy program.

Residency Program Completion Requirements

The residency program consists of required and elective rotations in selected community pharmacies, interdisciplinary clinics, and affiliated agencies. A certificate signifying completion of the program is awarded by the Faculty based on satisfactory performance in rotation assignments, oral and written assignments, and project work as determined by the program committee.


Application forms and descriptive literature may be obtained from the Faculty. Inquiries may also be directed to the community pharmacy residency coordinator. The closing date for submission of completed applications is January 31 for entry into the program the following July 1.

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