Faculty Profile

Paulo Tchen

BSc(Pharm), MBA, RPh
Lecturer and Coordinator
Office of Experiential Education (OEE)

Contact Information

Primary Phone Number (604) 827-0173
Email Address paulo.tchen@ubc.ca
Office 3518, Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

Selected Publications

Fang, KM, Lau, GC, Park, JY, Tchen, P. Exploring Factors that Influence Student Engagement in Community-Engaged Learning Activities within a Pharmacy Context (ExCEL-Rx). Am. J. Pharm Educ. August 2021: Article 8637. Available ahead of print at https://www.ajpe.org/content/early/2021/08/14/ajpe8637

Tchen P, Leung L, Simpson F, Kim-Sing A, Pearson M.L. Bridging the gap: An evaluation of self-paced online transition modules for advanced pharmacy practice experience students. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning Vol 10 Issue 10 October 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cptl.2018.07.006


Paulo Tchen completed a bachelor of science in pharmacy and a master of business administration at UBC. He also received his certificate in the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education from UBC. Paulo has worked as a pharmacist and pharmacy manager in Seattle, WA and a pharmacist at Vancouver General Hospital. Paulo currently practices as a relief pharmacist in Vancouver.

Paulo is a lecturer and course coordinator with the Office of Experiential Education in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC.

Paulo's teaching areas of interest include community service learning, transitioning students into practice, and practice educator development.

Paulo's research interest include online transition modules for pharmacy students, integrating student pharmacists into a busy pharmacy practice, as well as reviewing practice workflow to optimize the delivery of clinical services and patient care activities by pharmacy teams.