Section - Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) for Practicing Pharmacists subheading.
Please complete electronically and sign the Cover Letter Form.
We will not accept any additional cover letters.
II. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Elements of your CV should include the following (where applicable):
1. Education and current studies (e.g. degrees, residency diplomas, certifications, practice development, professional workshops, etc.)
2. Employment history (e.g. clinical experience, certifications, etc.)
3. Awards, scholarships and achievements
a. In pharmacy or other areas
b. Briefly describe the award, the awarding body
and value of the award (i.e. monetary or other)
4. Scholarly Work
i. Peer reviewed papers
ii. Non-peer reviewed articles
5. Professional involvement (e.g. pharmacy organizations, committees, volunteer work, leadership roles, rounds presentations, etc.)
6. Other activities (e.g. sports, volunteerism, leadership)
III. Reference Letters
Three letters of reference are required. No more than three letters will be accepted.
Please forward the Reference Letter Form electronically to three referees. Provide the referee with your contact information, as outlined on page one of the form, to enable the referee to complete this section on your behalf. The referee should be instructed to send the letter directly to the program (as per outlined on the Reference Letter Form). Please remind your referees to sign their names across the seal of the envelope before mailing.
It is important to select referees who can assess your clinical, academic, professional, leadership and/or personal abilities and achievements. At least one letter must be from a practicing pharmacist. The other two letters may come from professionals in the field of Pharmacy (e.g. professors, supervisors, preceptors, employers), references in the health care field or a personal reference (a maximum of one personal reference is permitted). Only information included on the form will be considered and letters submitted instead of or in addition to the form will not be accepted.
Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions (with the exception of University of Alberta transcripts) must be sent directly from the respective institutions to the Office of the Registrar at the University of Alberta. Please do not have transcripts sent to the Faculty. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the Office of the Registrar received all transcripts prior to the application deadline.
Students who have graduated from the University of Alberta are not required to request transcripts as the program will be able to access these independently.
C. Monitoring your Application
It is the responsibility of applicants to continuously monitor Bear Tracks and their U of A Email Accounts regarding the status of their application and to retrieve communications from the Faculty and the Office of the Registrar.
The Admissions Committee has the responsibility of selecting from among the applicants those individuals who have the highest levels of professional and academic achievement, and a demonstrated promise to successfully complete the program. The number of applicants is expected to exceed the number of available spaces and therefore not all qualified candidates will be selected for interview or offered admission.
Applicants are ranked on academic achievement, professional experience, cover letter, letters of reference, and a personal interview. An interview will be granted to selected applicants after the initial screening and ranking of applicants have been completed.
A non-refundable, $1000 confirmation deposit (applied to tuition) will be required upon offer of Conditional Admission (fourth-year students) or Final Admission (practicing pharmacists). Payment will be required by the date specified in the letter of acceptance.