Paulo Tchen BSc(Pharm), MBA, RPh

Lecturer and Coordinator

Office of Experiential Education (OEE)

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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.


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

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.

Contact Details

(604) 827-0173

Office 3518, Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

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