PharmD for Practicing Pharmacists

The University of Alberta's PharmD for Practicing Pharmacists program is a post-professional (post-Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy) degree program that serves to recognize the completion of advanced education in patient care.

PharmD for Practicing Pharmacists

The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) academic credential is an undergraduate, professional doctorate. Unlike the PhD that focuses on research, the undergraduate PharmD is a clinical doctorate degree.

The University of Alberta's PharmD for Practicing Pharmacists program is a post-professional (post-Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy) degree program that serves to recognize the completion of advanced education in patient care.

Following completion of the PharmD for Practicing Pharmacists program, graduates will be prepared to:

  • Become strong practitioners and lead the profession by engaging in full scope of practice
  • Advance their career through innovative practices
  • Demonstrate a competitive advantage when applying for unique and interesting positions
  • Develop the skills and knowledge to provide enhanced patient care
  • Utilize evidence-based information and clinical judgement to inform decisions
  • Contribute to collaborative decision-making for patients with complex pharmacotherapy
  • Develop strategies for continued learning throughout their careers
  • Provide education for a variety of audiences including patients and professionals

Program Pathways

Currently, there are two distinct pathways available to complete the PharmD for Practicing Pharmacists program: