5.2 Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) for Working Professionals, Part-Time Program

5.2.1 General Information

  1. Admission will be to the first year of the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) for Working Professionals in the Fall term.

  2. Entry to the program is competitive for a limited number of seats. Priority is given to applicants who are residents of Newfoundland and Labrador or who graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland’s School of Pharmacy. The final decision on admission is determined by the Committee on Undergraduate Student Admissions of the School of Pharmacy.

  3. The Committee on Undergraduate Student Admissions of the School of Pharmacy considers each applicant’s academic and professional background and information on the applicant’s personal characteristics and achievements. Reports from referees may also be considered.

  4. The School of Pharmacy does not require certificates of conduct (criminal record checks) or other screening procedures as a condition of admission to its program. However, applicants should be aware such certificates of conduct or other screening procedures may be required by practice experience sites used by the University for academic course assignments necessary for graduation. Such sites may refuse to accept students on the basis of information contained in the record check or other screening procedure thus preventing the students from completing a practice experience or other clinical requirement. As a result, such students may not be eligible for promotion or graduation. It is the students’ responsibility to have such checks and screening procedures completed as required and at their own expense. The screening procedures of any given site may change from time to time and are beyond the control of the University.

5.2.2 Application Forms and Deadlines

  1. The application for admission or readmission to programs offered by the School of Pharmacy is submitted online. The application for admission or readmission to the University is submitted online at www.mun.ca/undergrad/admissions/apply. The deadline date for submission of applications and fees is February 1st for Fall admission.

  2. All supporting documentation for admission to the program must be received on or before the deadline of March 1st in any year.

  3. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not normally be considered.

5.2.3 Admission Requirements

Applicants who are not currently students at Memorial University of Newfoundland must apply for admission to the University under the Categories of Applicants, Admission Criteria and Other Information outlined under University Regulations (Undergraduate), Admission/Readmission to the University (Undergraduate). In addition to meeting these regulations, applicants to the School must meet requirements as indicated below.

To be considered for admission, an applicant:

  1. must be licensed to practice patient care as a pharmacist in Canada in good standing with the licensing body; and

  2. must have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited Canadian Pharmacy program or the former pharmacist diploma program from the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Trades and Technology; and/or have successfully completed the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Qualifying Exam.

An unsuccessful applicant who wishes to reapply for admission is required to submit the application forms relevant to the year of reapplication and will be required to enter the competition for that year.

5.2.4 Acceptance Procedures

  1. The decision of the Committee on Undergraduate Student Admissions of the School of Pharmacy will be sent electronically to applicants by the Dean of the School. No other form of notification will be considered official.

  2. Applicants shall have 14 calendar days from the date of offer of admission in which to confirm acceptance. Confirmation of acceptance also requires payment of a deposit of $1,000, which will be credited towards tuition fees. The deposit will be forfeited if the applicant subsequently declines the offer or fails to register in the Pharmacy program for the Fall term.

  3. If the acceptance form and deposit is not received within 14 calendar days, the offer by the School will be withdrawn, and the applicant will be notified.

  4. Students who fail to register for PHAR 4900 and PHAR 4901 by the end of the first week of class in the Fall term of Year 1 will be considered withdrawn from the program. Such applicants, if they wish to be considered for admission in the future, must submit a new application for admission to the program.

The information on this site has been extracted from the Official 2023-2024 University Calendar. While every reasonable effort has been made to duplicate the information contained in the official University Calendar, if there are differences, the official Memorial University of Newfoundland Calendar will be considered the final and accurate authority.

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