Flex PharmD Degree

The UBC Flexible Doctor of Pharmacy (Flex PharmD) Program offers the highest quality education to working pharmacists who wish to advance their current practice or explore new career opportunities. To accommodate family, community, and professional obligations, this Program offers flexibility in how you complete your educational journey, with flexible* course pacing, and tailored practicum opportunities.

This program is unique in that you can customize the pace at which you take courses. Depending on which courses are offered each academic term, you decide which and how many courses to take within the 6-year completion limit.

Directed and taught by dedicated, experienced professional leaders, instructors, practice educators, and mentors, the UBC Flex PharmD Program is an excellent path to advance your knowledge, skills and practice.

*Not all courses offered each term.

Flexible Doctor of Pharmacy Program - UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Program

The UBC Flex PharmD Program is intended for pharmacists who wish to advance their careers by attaining the PharmD degree while working full-time or part-time. The Flex PharmD Program combines best practices in adult and distance learning in a part-time setting.

Our competency-based curriculum provides students with up-to-date professional knowledge and skills required to excel in professional practice in a wide range of pharmacy settings. It also imparts students with knowledge and skills in leadership, communication, management, and innovative practice roles. Opportunities may also be available for students to develop non-direct patient care knowledge and skills in areas such as research.

Students work at their own pace by selecting how many courses to take per term*, and enrolling in courses that are of interest and importance to their practice. It's a terrific fit for learners who are motivated and self-directed.

*Not all courses offered each term.

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Admissions Information

To be considered for admission to the Flexible Doctor of Pharmacy program, applicants must hold current registration, or be eligible for registration, as a pharmacist in BC and meet the Program’s academic requirements. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the admissions information on our website prior to submitting an application.

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Application Timeline

The admissions process requires applicants to submit an online application to UBC, along with academic transcripts and a supplemental application package. An interview is also required for selected applicants. Applicants should review the application timeline to learn more about important dates and deadlines.

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Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Some pharmacists may have already met a number of the Program's learning outcomes through prior training and/or experience. To recognize these competencies, we've developed a system whereby students can apply for course credit for knowledge and skills previously acquired through formal and/or non-formal learning, such as Residency programs, Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS), on-the-job experience, independent study, etc.

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Further Details

Find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs), information on upcoming information sessions, and how to contact the UBC Flex PharmD Program and Admissions Advisors by clicking the links below.

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