BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (PHARMACY): This four year hands-on program is designed to prepare graduates for careers primarily in community and hospital settings but also in the pharmaceutical industry, pharmacy organizations, health sciences research, government, and educational environments. After successful completion of national examinations, a graduate of the program is eligible to apply to be licensed as a pharmacist in Newfoundland and Labrador and other provinces in Canada.
Entry into the School of Pharmacy directly from high school is not available. Students are required to complete 10 prerequisite courses at the university level prior to being eligible for entry into the program. Students interested in applying to the School of Pharmacy should indicate Pre-Pharmacy in the appropriate place on the university application. The program is competitive for a limited number of placements and priority is given to applicants who are bona fide residents of Newfoundland and Labrador and who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Students must submit a School of Pharmacy application by March 1 in the year admission is sought.
During their studies, pharmacy students take part in Structured Practice Experience (SPE) with the purpose of having students observe and practice the skills necessary to become a pharmacist. It is intended to bridge the gap between the academic study of pharmacy and the practice of pharmacy.
The School of Pharmacy hosts its own career fair every fall for students enrolled in the School of Pharmacy.
Students have the opportunity to participate in a trip to Montreal and Toronto to visit pharmaceutical companies in order to witness research and manufacturing activities.
You can find our pharmacy graduates everywhere! Here are some examples:
The School of Pharmacy at Memorial is located in the Health Sciences Centre together with a medical school, a nursing school, a general hospital, a cancer treatment centre, and a child health and rehabilitation centre. This setting is unique for pharmacy programs in Canada.