As one of the top five schools of pharmacy worldwide, the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is widely recognized for its remarkable scholarship. We are home to a dynamic learning community where tomorrow's pharmacy leaders and pharmaceutical scientists participate in innovative programing designed to meet the needs of an ever-evolving profession.
Our diverse academic offerings and experiential education prepare students to be invaluable interdisciplinary health team members who will meet the needs of patients today and society in the future.
Message from our Academic Leaders
Message from our Academic Leaders
Pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences are constantly evolving, but the Faculty’s academic transformation over the last year is truly remarkable. Three key achievements include the Faculty’s successful accreditation outcome, ongoing curriculum review and renewal, and the Education Contingency Planning response to COVID-19.
The Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP) awarded the PharmD program accreditation status for six years, one of the best outcomes for a program of its kind. The PharmD for Pharmacists Program accreditation status was extended until 2024 and the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Specialist Program accreditation status was conditionally approved by the Canadian Society for Chemistry.
These positive accreditation outcomes aligned with the Faculty’s first major curriculum review, which included ongoing assessment and educational outcomes review, and professional program enhancement. To support this work, the Faculty introduced a new course reporting mechanism to enhance the program evaluation framework.
The Education Contingency Planning response brought members of our community together to maintain educational delivery during a challenging time. Academic leaders and the Office of Experiential Education worked closely with pharmacy partners, U of T’s Council of Health Sciences, the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network, and peer institutions, to safely and cohesively pause and then restart student experiential learning.
This included faculty members working with other health disciplines to contribute to and successfully launch COVID Curriculum common to all health disciplines across U of T, as well as a pharmacy-specific module for our students and preceptors.
To prepare for experiential learning and fall courses, members of the Education Office provided educational technology and resources, launched an educational continuity hub, hosted faculty and staff training workshops, and created an E-PReP series for preceptors.
Together, we ensured continuity of the student experience and co-created innovative learning opportunities during the pandemic while ensuring students graduated or remained on track to graduate on time.
Sandra Bjelajac Mejia
Interim Director, Professional Programs;
Academic Lead, Education Office;
Office of Experiential Education
Director and Administrative Lead
New Certificate in Global Studies in Pharmacy announced at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
In collaboration with the University of Toronto’s Global University Initiative, the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is pleased to announce a new certificate available to all PharmD students interested in furthering their knowledge in Global Health and Indigenous Studies.
Facts & Figures
The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is recognized as one of the top faculties of pharmacy in the world. According to 2019 QS World rankings we are:
Students & Learners
43 MSc, 93 PhD, 1 Non-Degree
students from universities across Canada