Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program

A Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from the University of Toronto's Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy opens the door to diverse and rewarding healthcare careers. Consistently ranked as the top faculty of pharmacy in Canada, we offer a vibrant community of world-leading professionals and researchers and endless opportunities for growth.  

Why Choose a PharmD at U of T? 

Unlike any other faculty of pharmacy, we're located in the heart of Toronto's Discovery District, a nexus of scientific innovation and entrepreneurial creativity. As part of this unique health and research ecosystem, we partner with 12 affiliated teaching hospitals, many within walking distance from our building. 

Program Overview:

Students in the four-year PharmD program build skills through a combination of coursework, laboratory instruction, hands-on learning and experiential rotations in community, hospital, and other settings. Interprofessional education is also woven throughout our curriculum, offering unique opportunities for our students to learn alongside students from the six related health sciences faculty at University of Toronto. These include dentistry, medicine, public health, nursing, social work, and kinesiology & physical education.

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Career Opportunities in Pharmacy: 

Pharmacists are medication experts who support their patients' health and wellness. As trusted health-care professionals, pharmacists occupy a special place in the community and in the broader health-care system. Today pharmacists leverage their skills in a wide variety of roles and settings including:

  • Community Pharmacy
  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Primary Care
  • Long-term Care
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Health-focused Startup Companies
  • Education and Teaching
  • Canadian Armed Forces

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Experiential learning
Our students participate in over 40 weeks of hands-on experiential learning at a variety of practice sites. Experiential learning is led by the Office of Experiential Education.
Student Life
Our PharmD program is both challenging and rewarding. Participating in student life activities is a great way to meet new friends, stay active, and maintain a healthy balance that will help you get the most out of your degree.
Awards & Financial Assistance
Our students have access to awards in the form of scholarships or bursaries that address financial need or recognize a range of achievements including academic excellence, leadership, and extracurricular involvement.
*New: Indigenous Tuition Initiative
The University of Toronto has created a new Indigenous Tuition Initiative to foster and strengthen relationships between U of T and Indigenous communities in Ontario, across Canada, and in the United States.