Vinita Arora

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
Experiential Course Coordinator

Vinita Arora has been Course Coordinator for several undergraduate pharmacy practice courses at the University of Toronto since 1998.  She has professional experience in community pharmacies, acute care institutions and in the pharmaceutical industry.  Her current practice area is mental health disorders at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.  At the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy she teaches and coordinates courses in the undergraduate pharmacy program.  She is also a Faculty Course Coordinator in Experiential Education, overseeing and providing support to preceptors and students who are completing Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Rotations.


  • Excellence in Course / Program Development and Co-ordination, 2011-2012
    Inaugural Physician Assistant Program Team, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto

Selected Publications:

  • Martin, K., Arora, V., Fischler, I., Tremblay, R. An analysis of non-pharmacological interventions attempted prior to PRN (pro re nata) medication use. Accepted Feb 17, 2017. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. DOI: 10.1111/inm.12320
  • Martin K, Arora V, Fischler I, Tremblay R. A descriptive analysis of PRN (pro re nata) medication use at a Canadian psychiatric hospital. International Journal of Mental Health Aug 2017;26(4):402-8.
  • Langlois, S, Wagner, S, Andreoli, A, Arora, V, Cambly, E, Kilmartin C, Power, R, Richardson, D. The Name of the Game is “Let’s Not Play “House”: An Innovative Interprofessional Education Simulation (Abs), Collaborating Across Borders (CAB) IV Interprofessional Collaboration: Transformative Change From the Classroom to Practice, Vancouver BC. June 2013.
  • Al-Shidhani TA, Arora V. Understanding Dyslexia in Children through Human Development Theories. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal 2012;12(3):286-94.
  • Al-Shidhani TA, Arora V. Cannabis exposure in an Omani child:  first case report from Oman. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal 2011;1(4):511-4.
  • Battistella M, Seki J, Wong G, Arora V, Musing E.  Development and evaluation of a student early hospital exposure program in a Canadian bachelor of science of pharmacy program. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2004;68(4) Article 102.
  • Arora V, Clostridium infections.  xPharm The Pharmacological Database, Elsevier Science Ltd., 2004. Retrievable at
  • Colella R, Arora V. Quetiapine: the newest of the atypical antipsychotics. Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy Dec 1999;52(6):380-6.

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