Other Opportunities to Get Involved

As pharmacists, your involvement in our program helps create opportunities for students to practice their skills in communities across the province. And as a mentor, your guidance has a positive, long-lasting impact on the professional development of new pharmacists.

Community Outreach Supervisor (Pharmacist)

Do you enjoy working with pharmacy learners? Do you currently volunteer in your community? If so, become a community outreach pharmacist supervisor and team up with student pharmacists outside of the conventional pharmacy practice environment.

Why become a Community Outreach Supervisor?

  • Share your knowledge and experience with student pharmacists.
  • Engage in professional development opportunities.
  • Strengthen your affiliation with the University of British Columbia with a clinical appointment.
  • Inspire others to support community initiatives through education and learning.
  • Complement your practice with new ideas for research and patient care.
  • Collaborate with students and health care providers from other disciplines.
  • Make an impact in your community.

Specific responsibilities and requirements

  • Review presentation content and materials prior to outreach activity
  • Supervise student pharmacists at a health clinic, community or senior's center etc.
  • Provide guidance and support to student prior, during and after outreach activity.
  • Provide feedback and support to the student pharmacist.
  • Minimal time commitment required to participate.
  • Current registration and in good standing with the College of Pharmacists of BC.

Activity details

  • Outreach activities can range from two to four hours.
  • Outreach activities may occur on weekdays, weeknights or weekends.
  • Activities may take place in your community or at UBC.
  • Work with year 1 to year 4 UBC student pharmacists.
  • All student outreach requests are coordinated and supported by the Faculty.
  • Ample lead time provided to supervisors for all outreach requests.
  • Ongoing support by Faculty once supervisor and student(s) have been matched.
  • Activity and outreach examples: Interdisciplinary Clinic-CHIUS, Chronic Pain Workshop, OTC Safety, Diabetes Prevention & Management, Skin Care, Pharmacy Awareness Month, Seasonal Allergies, Heart Health Clinic etc.

To register or learn more, please contact:

Paulo Tchen

This is an example of UBC community outreach highlights for the 20182019 academic year. Many outreach events would not have been made possible without the ongoing involvement and support from our community outreach pharmacists. 

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