Admissions Information

Pharmacy has grown more complex in recent years and the scope of practice for pharmacists has expanded. The Faculty has developed the Entry-to-Practice PharmD program to address this complexity. Below are the prerequisite courses that will optimally prepare students for this program.

This information pertains to the 2023W admission cycle.

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Academic Requirements

To be considered for admission to the four-year Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy (E2P PharmD) program, applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and:

  • have completed 60 credits of transferable post-secondary coursework;
  • have completed all prerequisite coursework within the last 10 years at an approved college or university, with the exception of Humanities or Social Sciences and Elective credits;
  • have completed all prerequisite coursework by the end of the regular academic session prior to your desired entry date. For example, if you are applying to the 2023 Winter Session intake (i.e. September 2023), your prerequisite coursework must be completed by the end of Term 2 of the 2022 Winter Session (i.e. by April 2023);
  • meet a minimum overall average of 70%, or 2.80 GPA, calculated on the last 30 credits of coursework completed;
  • have completed all prerequisite courses for graded credit1;
  • have applied by the application deadline of December 1st (information on the PharmD program application fees can be found in the UBC Calendar); and
  • have submitted all required transcripts to the Undergraduate Admissions Office by the specified deadlines (please note, academic transcripts are not reviewed by the faculty and should not be sent to the faculty).

1Prerequisite coursework completed for Credit/Pass during the January-April 2020 term will be accepted.

Prerequisite Coursework for UBC students2
Prerequisite Coursework for non-UBC students

Other notes:

  • Only transferable undergraduate coursework will be considered. IB, AP, or A-level subjects that are eligible for UBC transfer credit may be used to satisfy admission prerequisites. For more information about UBC’s policy on first-year credit, please visit: https://you.ubc.ca/applying-ubc/applied/first-year-credit/
  • If you have further questions pertaining to specific coursework that are not addressed on this page, you may contact the Office of Student Services by emailing undergrad.pharm@ubc.ca. Your inquiry should include the institution's name, course code (i.e. ENGL 100), and year that courses were completed. In some cases, the course syllabi may be requested.

Selection Criteria

 

In an effort to select well-rounded, mature, and motivated individuals, the admissions committee embraces a broad-based admissions philosophy, where a combination of academic and non-academic criteria is considered. The number of applications to the program well exceeds the annual quota of seats available, making admission competitive. Applicants should be aware that satisfying the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee an interview or admission.
 
The most academically-qualified applicants are invited to participate in an interview process where they have the opportunity to demonstrate their qualitative traits and suitability for the program. Admission decisions are based on the interview and admission averages are not carried over to the final ranking. Final transcripts are reviewed to confirm that all prerequisites and academic average requirements are satisfied. Offers of admission will be revoked if these admission requirements are not satisfied upon receipt of a final transcript.

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Acceptance Deposits

A $2,000 non-refundable acceptance deposit is required to hold a seat in the program. This deposit is payable upon accepting an admission offer and will be credited towards tuition fees. Acceptance deposits are not transferable to other UBC programs.

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