September 2022 PharmD Final Application Deadline - January 3, 2022 (11:59pm eastern time)

CASPer final valid test date and registration deadline - January 5, 2022 (5:00pm Eastern time registration deadline)

Online Individual Assessment (formerly 'Admissions interview')

NOTE: The ‘Admissions Interview’ has been renamed as ‘online Individual Assessment’ effective as of January 2022.
This new title is more reflective of the fact that our online assessment does not involve live one-on-one interaction with an interviewer.  The format (video-recorded questions and responses, along with written/typed responses and multiple-choice responses) has not changed, and the information  published earlier on our website remains correct.  Only the title of this component of our admissions process has changed; this is not a change in our requirements or processes.   You would prepare for this step of our admission process as you would for an interview although there is no direct interaction with a live interviewer. 

The Online Individual Assessment is an important component of the PharmD admissions process in that it provides an assessment of non-academic qualities essential for candidates to effectively undertake the PharmD curriculum and subsequently become valued front-line healthcare professionals.

Video-enabled Platform

Eligible applicants, who meet the Academic requirements and CASPer Test thresholds, will be required to complete the online Individual Assessment, using a video-enabled  platform. This will require video, written (typed) and multiple-choice question responses. The date is scheduled for Friday, March 25, 2022 (specific time TBA – will be maximum 2.5 h, beginning at a specified time between 0600 and 1800 h Eastern Time Zone). This will be the only interview date – no alternative dates or times will be offered. Please hold this date in anticipation of being an eligible applicant.  All applicants will be notified by the first week of March regarding their eligibility to proceed to this stage of our admissions process.   At that time additional details will be made available to eligible applicants including the scheduled time and the details related to technical requirements.

The online Individual Assessment is conducted through a video-enabled platform which also includes written responses, using cloud-based technology to store data.  You will be shown video questions, pre-recorded by our Faculty, and you will reply with timed video responses.  There will also be one or more questions requiring a written (typed) response, thus enabling assessment of written communication skills.  There will also be a selection of multiple-choice questions to which you must respond.

A minimum threshold in the online Individual Assessment must be met for candidates to proceed to final selections. However, no feedback or information is provided to individual candidates regarding their rating or performance.

Work experience, or other kinds of exposure (e.g. volunteer experience)  in a Pharmacy setting, personal statements, or other such criteria are not  requirements.  Candidates who do have direct Pharmacy exposure might have a better understanding of the profession and whether they are suited to it.  However, you can get an understanding of the profession, and how it fits in with other health care professions, in a modern North-American society, in other ways.  When applying to Pharmacy you should be familiar with how the health system works, and the place of pharmacists within that system, as well as how you are suited to be an effective pharmacist in the future. Those who have more experience in general (work, volunteer etc.) may have more insights to draw on for purposes of answering questions, but work or volunteer experience is not a requirement.