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Graduate Doctor of Pharmacy

Important Note: Admission to the Graduate Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) is suspended. Practicing pharmacists interested in earning the Doctor of Pharmacy degree should consult the Flexible Doctor of Pharmacy admission requirements. Applicants interested in an entry-to-practice pharmacy degree should consult the admissions requirements for the Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy.

The Faculty also offers opportunities for study leading to the Graduate Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) in the field of clinical pharmacy. The Graduate Pharm.D. program is open to applicants who possess a B.Sc. in Pharmacy or equivalent and are eligible for registration with the College of Pharmacists of BC. Students must observe the following:

  1. A student may apply for admission to the program by writing to the Graduate Pharm.D. program Admissions Committee, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  2. Class size is limited. All application materials must normally be received by January 15 to be considered for admission in the same year.
  3. All students are admitted to the program only at the start of the Winter Session (the beginning of September).
  4. Applicants for the Graduate Pharm.D. program must hold a bachelor's degree in pharmacy or equivalent, with 80% or higher in at least 12 credits of coursework, and at least 74% in the remaining coursework in the last two years of the B.Sc. in Pharmacy program and:

    1. hold current registration as a pharmacist in BC, or
    2. hold registration (Qualifying Examination) with the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada and be eligible for registration as a qualifying candidate with the College of Pharmacists of BC. Students with questions regarding this eligibility are encouraged to contact the College.
  5. Applicants who have a bachelor's degree, or its academic equivalent, that does not meet the requirements of section 4 above, but who have had sufficient formal training and relevant professional experience to offset such deficiencies may be granted admission on the approval of the Faculty.
  6. A residency in hospital or community pharmacy practice is desired, but not mandatory.
  7. Admission is based on the above criteria, interviews, and reference letters.

Graduate Doctor of Pharmacy

First Year
PATH 415 2
PATH 548 6
PHAR 501 12
PHAR 502 4
PHAR 506 6
PHAR 508 4
PHAR 554 3
PHAR 570 2
Second Year
PHAR 533 12
PHAR 534 12
PHAR 535 2
Comprehensive Graduate Pharm.D. Examination
Total Credits 65

Contact Information

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
2405 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
Tel: 604.822.4645
Fax: 604.822.3035
Email: graduate.pharmd@ubc.ca
Web: Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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