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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 Graduate Diploma in Pharmacy Leadership should consult the GDPL 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 4152
PATH 5486
PHAR 50112
PHAR 5024
PHAR 5066
PHAR 5084
PHAR 5543
PHAR 5702
Second Year 
PHAR 53312
PHAR 53412
PHAR 5352
Comprehensive Graduate Pharm.D. Examination 
Total Credits65

Contact Information

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
2405 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
Tel: 604.822.4645
Fax: 604.822.3035
Web: Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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