From here, go anywhere.
A Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from the University of Toronto's Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy opens the door to diverse and rewarding health-care careers. Consistently ranked as the top faculty of pharmacy in Canada and one of the top five in the world, we offer a vibrant community of world-leading professionals and researchers and endless opportunities for growth.
Unlike any other faculty of pharmacy, we're located in the heart of Toronto's Discovery District, a nexus of scientific innovation and entrepreneurial creativity. As part of this unique health and research ecosystem, we partner with 12 affiliated teaching hospitals, many within walking distance from our building.
Career Opportunities in Pharmacy:
Pharmacists are medication experts who support their patients' health and wellness. As trusted health-care professionals, pharmacists occupy a special place in the community and in the broader health-care system. Today pharmacists leverage their skills in a wide variety of roles and settings including:
- Hospital Pharmacy
- Community Pharmacy
- Primary Care
- Long-term Care
- Pharmaceutical Industry
- Health-focused Startup Companies
- Education and Teaching
- Canadian Armed Forces
That's Pharmacy: Our PharmD community in action
Reducing medication overload. That’s Pharmacy.
As medication experts, pharmacists are well-positioned to tackle the issue ‘medication overload' or ‘polypharmacy’ and build solutions. Professor Lisa McCarthy is an expert in deprescribing, a rapidly expanding area of health care and health research focused on how medications are started and how and when they are reduced or stopped.
Students in the four-year PharmD program build skills through a combination of coursework, laboratory instruction, hands-on learning and experiential rotations in community, hospital, and other settings. Interprofessional education is also woven throughout our curriculum, offering unique opportunities for our students to learn alongside students from the six related health sciences faculty at University of Toronto. These include dentistry, medicine, public health, nursing, social work, and kinesiology & physical education.
In June 2020, the Doctor of Pharmacy program of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto has been awarded Accreditation status by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs for a six-year term ending June 30, 2026. The CCAPP was established to assess the quality of pharmacy professional degree programs in Canadian universities and to promote continued improvement in such programs. Each university seeking accreditation status for its Faculty of Pharmacy is required to demonstrate that it meets the standards established by the Council.
Our students participate in over 40 weeks of hands-on experiential learning at a variety of practice sites. Experiential learning is led by the Office of Experiential Education.
How to Apply
To be considered for the PharmD program, candidates must complete several admissions requirements. Learn more about the admissions and application process in the Admissions Overview section of our website.
Awards & Financial Assistance
Our students have access to awards in the form of scholarships or bursaries that address financial need or recognize a range of achievements including academic excellence, leadership, and extracurricular involvement.
Our PharmD program is both challenging and rewarding. Participating in student life activities is a great way to meet new friends, stay active, and maintain a healthy balance that will help you get the most out of your degree.
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