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
Currently, there are two distinct pathways available to complete the PharmD for Practicing Pharmacists program:
PharmD for Practicing Pharmacists - On-Campus (Full-time) Pathway
PharmD for Practicing Pharmacists - Distance (Part-time) Pathway
"The PharmD for Practicing Pharmacists program has provided me the opportunity to increase my knowledge in various therapeutic areas and has taught me valuable skills to be a stronger practitioner. I feel I am better equipped to practice within Alberta's expanded scope and to provide care to patients in various health care settings."
"The program helped me to grow in all aspects of my clinical skills. I improved my ability to communicate verbally and in writing, increased the quality of my documentation, and vastly increased my knowledge and evidence-based medicine skills. Most of all, completing the PharmD for Practicing Pharmacists degree strengthened my critical thinking skills, my confidence as a practitioner, and my ability to make tough decisions in clinical grey areas."