The approved PharmD program was developed in consultation with University of Alberta, Government of Alberta, pharmacists, pharmacy students, alumni and employers over the last few years. The Faculty was encouraged by the University of Alberta Provost’s Office and the Government to develop a program to bridge the implementation of the PharmD degree for students enrolled in the BSc in Pharmacy program at the time the PharmD degree is implemented.
The Faculty proposed offering PharmD programs for three different audiences:
(1) students entering the program (entry-to-practice PharmD),
(2) students in the BSc in Pharmacy program at the time of implementation (PBS), and
(3) graduates of a BSc in Pharmacy program (PharmD for Practicing Pharmacists).
For more information on other approaches to bridging:
Smith, A. 2014. Postbaccalaureate PharmD Programs for Canadian Pharmacists: Options and Considerations. The Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy. 2014:67(4).
Breault R, Hall J, Kehrer JP. More Information about Postbaccalaureate PharmD Training. The Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy. 2014;67(6):460.