Your Career: What Can I Do with My Degree?

UBC's Graduate PharmD program provides real-world, expert-level professional training to advance your career in innovative pharmacy careers in a wide variety of settings, from ambulatory care to consulting to research.

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

Where Your Degree Can Take You

The Canadian health care system is changing, and so is the pharmacy profession. In some parts of the country, traditional opportunities for pharmacists—particularly in institutional settings—are disappearing, while at the same time new career paths are opening. As an applicant to UBC's Graduate PharmD program, we recommend you develop a reasonably informed understanding of how various political, economic and societal forces are influencing the profession, and learn about career opportunities for pharmacists holding baccalaureate, PharmD, and graduate-level or other educational credentials.

The typical career focus of most students entering UBC's Graduate PharmD program leans toward clinical practice in large tertiary-care hospitals. But beyond this, we also provide a strong background in advanced skills that are easily transferrable to practice in diverse pharmacy and health care settings. Our graduates are well prepared to further their education, too, should they so choose.

Upon completion of the two-year Graduate PharmD, you will be ready to take on advanced clinical pharmacy practice roles in hospitals, ambulatory care or community-based sites, primary care, academia, managed care, government, research, consulting and industry, as well as in other health care agencies.

Recent News

Genome Research at the University of British Columbia Receives $101m in Funding

January 23, 2018

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

Adapted from UBC Research & Innovation

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