Dear students,

Thank you for your patience and professionalism as we actively work toward a plan on how best to manage experiential rotations in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has involved numerous conversations and consultations with members of our Faculty, Faculties of Pharmacy from across Canada, the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada, other health Faculties at U of T and our professional pharmacy colleagues.

As of today, all rotations continue to be paused until April 6, 2020.

This is a difficult and stressful time for everyone but particularly for our fourth year students who are looking to complete the PharmD program by June 2020. For these students we will be hosting a town hall early next week at which point we will share and discuss final decisions regarding block 9 and 10 rotations. You will receive an invitation to this virtual town hall in the next day or so.  

Subsequent to the fourth year town hall we will provide information regarding year 1 – 3 rotations as soon as we have confirmed details to share.

A gentle reminder to please make sure you take the time to care for yourself and your loved ones as much as possible. Do not hesitate to reach out to faculty or staff if you are in need of support.  Over the last weeks on social media I have witnessed many of our pharmacy students and broader U of T community engaging in posts and supporting each other.  The compassion and care demonstrated has been heartwarming. 

Managing in times of uncertainty is difficult.  We applaud your resilience and encourage you to continue to connect with each other in the coming weeks.   

Best Regards,

Jamie Kellar,
Acting Director, Doctor of Pharmacy Program
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Sandra Bjelajac Mejia,
Interim Director, Professional Programs
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy