Office of the Registrar
School of Pharmacy (2017/2018)
7 Promotion Regulations
7.1 Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), Full-Time Program
7.1.1 General Information
  1. The Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School of Pharmacy will determine each student's promotion status at the end of each Academic year.

  2. In addition to meeting the promotion regulations for the School, students must meet the general academic regulations (undergraduate). For further information refer to UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate).

  3. Success in the program depends on meeting the requirements of all terms.

7.1.2 Promotion Status

A student's promotion status at the end of each Academic year will be in one of the following two categories:

7.1.2.1 Clear Promotion

Clear Promotion means a student can proceed to the next Academic year. Clear Promotion will be granted when the following criteria are met.

  1. A student must have completed the Academic year with a weighted average of at least 65% and at least a pass (numeric grade of at least 50% or PAS) in each course. A weighted average will be based on credit hours in the program of study as outlined in Table 1 Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), Full-Time Program.

  2. A student completing PHAR 2010 must obtain a grade of PAS (pass).

  3. A student completing a PPE course (PHAR 305P, 406P, 407P, 508P) must obtain a grade of PAS (pass) in each course.

  4. A student must maintain professional and ethical behaviour consistent with the Student Code of Conduct as outlined at: www.mun.ca/pharmacy.

7.1.2.2 Promotion Denied

Promotion Denied means Clear Promotion is not achieved at the end of the Academic year. Promotion Denied will be granted when any of the following criteria are met:

  1. A student has obtained less than a 65% weighted average in the Academic year. A weighted average will be based on credit hours in the program of study as outlined in Table 1 Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), Full-Time Program.

  2. A student has obtained less than 50% in any course or who has received a grade of FAL (fail) in any course within the Academic year.

  3. A student completing a PPE course (PHAR 305P, 406P, 407P, or 508P) has obtained a grade of FAL (fail).

  4. A student has failed to obtain Clear Promotion at the end of each Academic year.

  5. A student has not maintained the professional and ethical behaviour consistent with the Student Code of Conduct.

Notwithstanding the above, the School of Pharmacy may offer the student the option to repeat an Academic year on the grounds of academic difficulties. This may be offered only once during the student's program. This restriction may be waived if it has been demonstrated that the student's academic performance has been adversely affected by factors duly authenticated and acceptable to the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School of Pharmacy.

7.1.2.3 Other Information

To be recommended for graduation, a student must have Clear Promotion at the end of Academic year 4, and must have successfully completed all four Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) courses during Academic year 5. The following criteria will be used to assess the APPE courses:

  1. A student must demonstrate consistent professional and ethical behaviour that meets the criteria of Student Conduct as outlined at www.mun.ca/pharmacy.

  2. A student is required to obtain a grade of PAS (pass) in all four APPE courses (PHAR 605P, 606P, 607P, 608P).

  3. Normally, if a student fails an APPE course, the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School of Pharmacy may permit the student to continue to the students next scheduled APPE course and require the student to repeat the failed course at a later date. This may extend the duration of the student’s program.

  4. In certain circumstances, such as violation of student conduct as outlined at www.mun.ca/pharmacy or failure of an APPE course may result in the student being required to withdraw from the program.

  5. A student is permitted to repeat only one APPE course. A student who fails an APPE course (PHAR 605P, 606P, 607P, 608P) on a second attempt will be required to withdraw from the program.

  6. If a failed grade is received in more than one APPE course, the student will be required to withdraw from the program.

7.1.3 Student Withdrawal

A student may be required to withdraw from the program at any time, if, in the opinion of the Dean of Pharmacy, the student is unlikely to benefit from continued attendance or if acceptable cause is demonstrated. The Dean will recommend to the Registrar that the student is required to withdraw from the program.

7.1.4 Leave of Absence

Upon completion of an Academic year, a student with Clear Promotion may elect to withdraw temporarily from studies. Voluntary withdrawal at other times and for other reasons may be permitted in accordance with UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate) - Registration. In all cases, the intent to withdraw voluntarily should be discussed with the Dean. At the end of this period, the student, in consultation with the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School of Pharmacy, should ensure that sufficient revision and preparatory work is undertaken to allow studies to be resumed readily. In the absence of good cause, any such student who does not resume studies on the specified date may be deemed to have left the program.