Flex PharmD Degree
The UBC Flexible (Flex) Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Program offers the highest quality education to working pharmacists who wish to advance their current practice or explore new career opportunities. To accommodate working pharmacists’ family, community, and professional obligations the Program offers flexible course plans, so that you can complete the didactic and practicum coursework around your schedule. This is why we call it the Flex PharmD Program. Taught and led by dedicated, and experienced professional leaders, instructors, practice educators, and mentors, the UBC Flex PharmD Program is an excellent path to advance your knowledge, skills and practice.
The UBC Flexible Doctor of Pharmacy (Flex PharmD) Program is for pharmacists who wish to advance their careers by attaining the PharmD degree while continuing to work full-time or part-time.
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. From our desire to create a PharmD program forworking pharmacists who are delivering care to their patients, we’ve designed the coursework and experiential components of the Program following a flexible schedule.
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.
The admissions process requires applicants to submit an online application to UBC and provide 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 the important dates and deadlines.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
Some pharmacists may already have met a number of the Program 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.