Flex PharmD Degree

Are you a licensed pharmacist in BC, or are you eligible for licensure in this province? Are you motivated to advance your studies in pharmaceutical sciences? If you're answering yes—and if you exemplify the highest professional standards and ideals of a health care provider—then we have just the program for you. Enhance the knowledge and skills you've already acquired in your pharmacy practice by taking them to the next level with UBC's Flexible Doctor of Pharmacy program.

Want to apply? Contact pharmsci.flexpharmd@ubc.ca for next intake's dates and deadlines.

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We have developed the UBC Flex PharmD program to ensure that pharmacists have the opportunity to increase their knowledge, skills and abilities in order to meet the needs of the enhanced role of today's pharmacists, with greater focus on patient outcomes. The program builds upon the knowledge of bachelor's-trained pharmacists in order to attain or bridge the learning outcomes of Entry-to-Practice PharmD program graduates. Our curriculum is competency-based, and assesses student achievement and level of performance in relation to the required outcomes and competencies for pharmacists across Canada.

Yes, I want to advance my practice.


The Flexible Doctor of Pharmacy program is incredibly versatile. It provides you with the training you need for innovative careers in acute care hospital practice, long-term care, ambulatory care, health care agencies, research, consulting, the pharmaceutical industry, academia, government, managed care, industry and community pharmacy. From government and academia to industry and health care agencies, your PharmD degree will open the door to a wealth of possibilities—all of them offering a future of professional discovery, community contribution and personal fulfillment.

What your PharmD degree can do for you


Get started with your application by reviewing our admission requirements and learning more about how the Flex PharmD fits with your career ambitions.

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Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

If you're a Flex PharmD student and feel that you have the required knowledge, skills and attitudes to address program learning outcomes, you may be eligible for course credit.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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