Why Study at UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences?

The Graduate PharmD program at UBC is the first of its kind in Canada. This two-year full-time professional degree provides advanced education in clinical pharmacy practice. Working with the world's best and brightest leaders in the pharmacy field, not only will you train for clinical practice in an institutional setting, but we'll also equip you with the broad-based skills for practising in diverse pharmacy and health care settings. The Graduate PharmD also establishes a foundation for further formal education in specialty residencies and fellowships.  

Admission to the Graduate Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) is suspended. The information contained on this page is for reference only.

Developing Expertise. Delivering Expert Care.

The Graduate PharmD program comprises two components: eight months of coursework followed by 12 months of clinical rotations. The course-based curriculum provides students with a core of up-to-date professional knowledge and skills in the biomedical, pharmaceutical and clinical sciences, to ensure a strong educational base for the clinical component of the program. The emphasis in the coursework is on pharmacotherapeutics and pathophysiology. You'll also take courses in pharmacokinetics, physical assessment, clinical trials, statistics, pharmacy administration and immunopathology.

We've also designed the program to ensure you get the necessary on-the-ground experience to develop your skills to the highest level. Your core rotations will include adult internal medicine, ambulatory/primary care, cardiology, critical care and infectious diseases. During your clinical rotations, you'll be able to apply the knowledge you acquired in the classroom to the practice of pharmacy in a variety of patient care settings, and gain confidence in applying evidence-based principles to drug treatment decisions. The clinical year is supplemented by a number of required rotations in emergency medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, and nephrology as well as a wide range of elective rotations that you can choose from, including clinical research and other specialty clinical rotations.

Information about other program details can be found by clicking here.


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January 23, 2018

Three projects involving the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences awarded $23.7m 

Adapted from UBC Research & Innovation

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