How to Apply
To be considered for admission to the Entry-to-Practice PharmD program, we must receive your completed application by the deadline. Read the following carefully to ensure you meet all deadlines and requirements.
Applications for the 2018 Winter session are now open.
The Entry-to-Practice PharmD program requires a UBC application or Change of Program/Readmission application (for UBC students).
Applicants from outside UBC can access the UBC application online at: https://account.you.ubc.ca/ubc/apply/apply_now.ezc.
Current UBC students can access the Change of Program application online, via the Student Service Centre (SSC): https://ssc.adm.ubc.ca/sscportal/servlets/SRVSSCFramework. The Change of Program form is located under the Registration tab.
Former UBC students can apply online to be readmitted via the Student Service Centre (SSC): https://ssc.adm.ubc.ca/sscportal/servlets/SRVSSCFramework. The Readmission form is located under the Admissions tab.
Application Deadline for Winter 2018/19: January 15, 2018
As a part of the online application, applicants to the Entry-to-Practice PharmD program are required to complete a Personal Profile. The Personal Profile is an opportunity for you to tell us more about yourself that is not shown through your academic transcript. Applicants are required to provide the contact information for two referees. Referees are individuals who can verify the information you provided on your application. Referees will not be asked to provide reference letters. Please do not submit reference letters.
Applicants are required to submit the following:
- An interim official transcript (from your current institution) and a final transcript from any previously attended post-secondary institutions. The deadline for transcripts is set by the Undergraduate Admissions Office (deadline: generally mid January/early February), so be sure to check your dates.
- A final official transcript from your current post-secondary institution (deadline: May 15, 2018).
- Any further transcripts, as requested by the Undergraduate Admissions Office.
Note: UBC and UBC Okanagan students do not need to submit UBC transcripts.
All transcripts must be submitted to:
The University of British Columbia
Undergraduate Admissions Office
2016-1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z1
Any questions concerning transcripts should be directed to (604) 822-3014, or toll free within Canada at 1-877-272-1422. Please do not send transcripts to the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
UBC will extend offers of admission to approximately 224 well-qualified students who demonstrate the academic potential and motivation to become caring and competent pharmacists. In the selection of applicants, we give preference to well-qualified residents of British Columbia who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. The admissions committee may also give preference to well-qualified applicants from underrepresented areas in the province. Please note that international applicants cannot be accommodated in the Entry-to-Practice PharmD program.
We select 350-400 applicants for interviews on the basis of their academic qualifications. Interviews follow the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) format, where each applicant rotates through a number of different interview stations. Interviews are held in person in Vancouver, British Columbia, and alternate interview dates cannot be accommodated if a candidate is not available.
Interviews for selected Winter 2018/19 applicants will be held on the following dates:
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Admission Offers and Acceptance Deposits
Admission decisions are made by early June of each application cycle. Successful candidates given a deadline to respond to their admission offers. Acceptance deadlines cannot be extended. Admission offers cannot be deferred.
A $2000 non-refundable acceptance deposit fee is required to hold a spot in the program. This deposit is payable upon accepting an admission offer. Acceptance deposits will not be partially or fully refunded if a candidate changes their decision after accepting an offer.
It is mandatory for all newly admitted students to register with the College of Pharmacists of BC, and to be in compliance with current immunization requirements. More information can be found here.