Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

The PharmD program is not considered a graduate degree at UBC despite carrying Doctor in its name. Thus, the program is not administered by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Admission to the PharmD program resides with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Interested students should visit the Entry-to-Practice PharmD program website or the Flex PharmD program website (for working pharmacists) for further information.



The Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program offers the highest quality education in pharmaceutical sciences, equipping graduates for a variety of career opportunities in pharmacy practice, research and teaching. Graduates are shaping developments in policy and practice in British Columbia and beyond. It is a four-year professional program designed to prepare graduates for the current and future scope of pharmacy practice in healthcare settings such as community, primary care, ambulatory care, and hospital practice; and for industry, government, and other specialized fields.

The 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.


Further Information


Pharmaceutical Sciences covers research areas of nanomedicine, drug delivery; drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics and toxicology; pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics; diabetes, cardiovascular and molecular pharmacology; neuropharmacology; cancer pharmacology; pharmaceutical health outcomes and pharmacotherapeutics; and pharmaceutical education.


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