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International Pharmacy Graduate Program
Welcome to the International Pharmacy Graduate Program at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
The IPG Program is a unique "best practices" bridging program designed to assist pharmacists trained in countries outside Canada, to meet Canadian entry-to-practice standards. The structured university-based curriculum means graduates have access to practical courses delivered by an experienced faculty. Also, the solid mentorship network provides many opportunities for students to link with practicing pharmacists. With more than 600 graduates since 2001, the IPG Program at the University of Toronto is a proven leader in pharmacy education.
International Pharmacy Graduate Programs:
The IPG Program is comprised of two modules: Canadian Pharmacy Skills (CPS) I and CPS II. Drawing upon material from courses offered in the undergraduate program, the content provides enculturation to Canadian pharmacy practice and training for entry-level competence. Therapeutics, law, practice management, pharmaceutical care, drug information and the Canadian health care system are just a few of the content areas covered. Students also gain critical language, workplace, and practice skills necessary for licensure in Canada.
The International Pharmacy Graduate hybrid program is a unique university-based program that is comprised of two modules, delivered online and in classroom sessions, in a flexible, part-time format. The curriculum provides students with access to practical courses and Canadian best practices, and is delivered by experienced faculty. The CPS Online program delivers the same learning objectives as the Toronto classroom-based program. The hybrid-learning format includes three classroom-based workshops in Toronto, online learning, and video conferencing. The CPS Online program is specifically developed to provide access to professional and clinical skills needed to practice as a Canadian pharmacist. International pharmacy graduates and pharmacists seeking refresher courses, regardless of their location, will also benefit from the CPS Online program.
Orientation to the Canadian Health Care Systems, Culture and Context – A Pan-Canadian Course for Internationally-Educated Health Care Professionals.
Enhanced Language Training (ELT) for internationally-educated pharmacists is available in Toronto.
New bursary for students enrolled in bridge programs.