Application Process + Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

The PharmD for Pharmacists program is designed to equip practicing pharmacists and recent graduates with the skills, knowledge, and experience to engage in an expanded scope of practice. Only individuals meeting one of the three admission requirements listed below may apply for admission:

1. Pharmacists who have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited (CCAPP) Canadian Pharmacy program or an accredited (ACPE) American Pharmacy program,

or

2. Pharmacists who are currently licensed to practice pharmacy in any Canadian jurisdiction (except Quebec), 

or

3. Pharmacists who have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Pharmacy from any International Pharmacy School AND have successfully completed the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Evaluating Exam.
 

Application Timelines

The upcoming admission cycle is listed below:

  Application Deadline Application Status Update Interview Dates
September 2017 Intake March 15, 2017 By early April 2017 Late May 2017
January 2018 Intake July 4, 2017 By late July 2017 Mid / late August 2017

Applications not received in their entirety by the above deadline, including all OFFICIAL transcripts and confidential professional references, will be considered for the next intake deadline.

Applications will be held for two consecutive intakes. If the application is not completed by the second intake, they will be considered incomplete and destroyed. Applicants will be required to re-apply for future admission intakes.

Admission to the PharmD for Pharmacists program cannot be deferred. Students wishing to defer must reapply for admission.

 

Application Process

1. Complete and submit an application package, consisting of:

a. Application form (Word) (PDF)

b. Curriculum vitae (or resumé if preferered by applicant), including cover letter

c. OFFICIAL Transcript(s) from all post-secondary studies (must be submitted directly by each post-secondary institution to the PharmD for Pharmacists program)

d. Two Confidential Professional References (Word) (PDF) (must be submitted directly by the referee to the PharmD for Pharmacists program)

i. Referees with institution (university/hospital) or corporation emails may submit a scanned copy with original signature by email (pfp.adm@utoronto.ca)

ii. All other referees may submit by:

1. Fax (416-978-6528)

or

2. Post/Courier

PharmD for Pharmacists Program
Program Office
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Toronto
144 College Street - Room 857
Toronto, ON
M5S 3M2

e. Application fee - Certified cheque or money order for $200.00 Canadian (non-refundable) payable to the University of Toronto

f.  Proof of English facility, if required

2. Interview

  • Selected applicants will be invited to participate in an interview process.  Interview dates will be arranged directly with applicants once the Admissions team has reviewed the applications (see deadlines above for dates).
  • Interviews will be conducted onsite or virtually, and will include both verbal and written components. 
     

Admission Requirements

The admissions process identifies the best possible candidates for the PharmD for Pharmacists program by assessing each applicant's overall achievements, including those in academic and non-academic areas. It is understood that current clinical practice and academic excellence are necessary, but not sufficient, to ensure success. A multitude of factors are used to determine the appropriateness of every candidate. As the applicant pool varies in qualifications, there will be an overlap in the distribution of applicants’ practice settings, clinical skills, GPAs, and other criteria in accepted and declined candidates.

Not all candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be offered an interview in the application process or a position in the program.

Contact Information

Completed applications (as specified above) should be sent to:

PharmD for Pharmacists Program
Program Office
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Toronto
144 College Street - Room 857
Toronto, ON
M5S 3M2

Please note: Application forms, CV, or transcripts sent via email or fax will NOT be accepted and will be destroyed in a manner consistent with University of Toronto disposal of records policies.