Pharmacy

Pharmacy
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

Information accurate as of: May 17th 2016. Retrieved from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences website. For further details, please visit: http://pharmsci.ubc.ca/

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The program leading to the Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy is designed to prepare graduates for contemporary and future pharmacy practice in healthcare settings such as community, primary care, ambulatory care, and hospital practice; and for industry, government, and other specialized fields. The program satisfies the requirements of the College of Pharmacists of BC for academic qualification for licensing in BC and meets standards approved by the Canadian Council for the Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs.

The Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy program of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia has been awarded the status of Provisional Accreditation by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs for the four year term 2015-2019.

Note: Admission to the previous Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (B.Sc. (Pharm.)) is suspended. Applicants interested in an entry-to-practice pharmacy degree should consult the admissions requirements for the Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy.

To be considered for admission to the Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy (E2P PharmD) four-year program, applicants must:

  • Post-Secondary Coursework: have completed 60 credits of transferable post-secondary coursework within 10 years of the session intake (e.g. if applying for Fall 2017 intake, prerequisites completed Fall 2007 onward are acceptable);
  • Minimum Core GPA: a minimum core average of 65%, or 2.50 GPA on a 4-pt scale, calculated on all attempts at first-year prerequisites (Biology, Chemistry, English, and Mathematics [Calculus]);
  • Minimum Overall GPA: meet a minimum overall average of 65%, or 2.50 GPA on a 4-pt scale, calculated on the last 30 credits of coursework completed;
  • Residency: be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada; and
  • Subject Requirements: satisfy the prerequisites (see below)

UBC Vancouver Student

The required courses1 for applicants from UBC Vancouver are:

Biology BIOL 112 or MICB 2012, plus BIOL 121 & BIOL 140
Chemistry CHEM 121 & 123 or CHEM 111 & 113
English First-year ENGL (6 credits)3; ENGL 112 is recommended
Calculus MATH 102 (recommended) or one of MATH 100, 104, 110, 120, 180 or 184, plus MATH 103 (recommended) or one of MATH 101, 105 or 121
Cell Biology BIOL 200
Biochemistry BIOL 201 or BIOC 202 or BIOC 203
Organic Chemistry CHEM 233 & 235, or CHEM 203
Microbiology MICB 202
Statistics STAT 200 or STAT 203 or BIOL 300
Humanities or Social Sciences 6 credits of Humanities or Social Sciences courses4
Elective(s) Sufficient credits to bring total to at least 60

Acceptable in lieu of first-year requirements is the UBC Science One Program (plus 6 credits of first-year English). There may be additional alternate courses that satisfy the requirements listed in this table. Consult the Science Credit Exclusion List for more information.

BIOL 112, if taken, will be calculated in the first-year core average. MICB 201 is not equivalent to BIOL 112 and will not be calculated in the first-year core average (and should not be taken for this purpose). MICB 201, if taken within the last 30 credits, will be included in that GPA calculation.

SCIE 113 will be accepted in lieu of 3 credits of first-year English. Students with SCIE 113 will be required to present an additional 3-credit first-year English course.

Includes most humanities and social science subject areas offered by the Faculty of Arts. Courses can be at any year level. ENGL courses used to satisfy the 6 credits of the first-year English requirement cannot count toward satisfying the humanities or social sciences requirement.

 

 

UBC Okanagan Students

Applicants from UBC Okanagan are required to present the following courses (or their equivalents):

Biology BIOL 116 and BIOL 125
Chemistry CHEM 111 & 113 or CHEM 121 & 123
English First-year ENGL (6 credits); ENGL 112 is recommended
Calculus MATH 100 (recommended) or MATH 116, plus MATH 101 (recommended) or MATH 142
Cell Biology BIOL 200
Biochemistry BIOL 3111
Organic Chemistry CHEM 203 & 204 or CHEM 213 & 214
Microbiology BIOL 228
Statistics BIOL 202 or STAT 230
Humanities or Social Sciences 6 credits of Humanities or Social Sciences courses2
Elective(s) Sufficient credits to bring total to at least 60

There may be other biochemistry courses that will be considered in lieu of BIOL 311. Please contact the Recruitment and Admissions Officer for more information.

Includes most humanities and social science subject areas offered by the Faculty of Arts. Courses can be at any year level. ENGL courses used to satisfy the first-year English requirement cannot count toward satisfying the humanities or social sciences requirement.

The following documentation is required in support of an application

  • Submit Online Application: The Entry-to-Practice PharmD program requires a UBC application or Change of Program/Readmission application (for UBC students).
  • Academic Transcripts: An interim official transcript (from your current institution) and a final transcript from any previously attended post-secondary institutions.
  • Interview Requirement: Approximately 350–400 applicants will be selected for interviews to fill 224 openings. Interviews follow the multiple mini interview (MMI) format, where each applicant rotates through a number of different interview stations.

The undergraduate online application for UBC’s Vancouver campus opens in mid August and closes in mid January. Interviews for qualified applicants are typically held in late April/early May. Admission decisions are made by early June.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the PharmD Program’s Admissions page for more information.

In the selection of applicants, preference is given to well-qualified residents of BC who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Special consideration may be given to Aboriginal applicants and applicants from under-represented areas of BC.

For more information about the program, please contact:

Carol Kuang
Recruitment and Admissions Officer
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmaceutical Sciences Building
2405 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z3

Tel: 604 822-0344
E-mail: carol.kuang@ubc.ca

Pharmacy
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Graduate Programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSc or PhD)

Information accurate as of: May 17th 2016. Retrieved from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences website. For further details, please visit: http://pharmsci.ubc.ca/

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The Graduate programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences offers students the opportunity to conduct outstanding research projects and receive training in a broad range of fields within the pharmaceutical sciences. Students come to us with degrees in pharmaceutical sciences, medicine, biotechnology, the basic and biomedical sciences (e.g., chemistry, biology, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, pharmacology), engineering (e.g., biomedical, chemical), economics and epidemiology. Graduates of the program enter career opportunities in industry, government and academia, as well as in other health professions.

The minimum admission requirements for the MSc program include:

  • Honours or Bachelor’s Degree: with a B+ (76%) average in third and fourth year-level course work

The minimum admission requirements for the PhD program include:

  • Master’s Degree: Normally requires 1 to 3 years following the Bachelor's degree. Typically includes both coursework and thesis or major graduating paper. The overall grade required is B+ (76%) standing.

The following documentation is required in support of an application:

  • Submit Online Application: Completed graduate studies application form submitted online with fees paid.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. View program website for specific submission instructions.
  • Three (3) Reference Letters: References from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • Curriculum Vitiate
  • Statement of Intent: a statement of intent identifying the faculty you wish to work with and/or the research area of interest

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies at UBC’s Vancouver campus provides a list of Application Deadlines for all of its graduate programs.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the Pharm Sci MSc Program’s Admissions Deadline page for more information.

For more information about the program, please contact:

Admissions
Shirley Wong
Manager, Graduate & Post-Doctoral Studies
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmaceutical Sciences Building
2405 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z3

Tel: 604 827-0188
E-mail: ubcphar-g-grad@mail.ubc.ca