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Program snapshot

Top 8 reasons to study Pharmacy at Dalhousie:

  1. The problem-based learning (PBL) curriculum provides you with essential self-directed learning skills you’ll need for a career in the dynamic field of pharmacy.
  2. In PBL modules, you’ll learn in a group with eight other students, encouraging teamwork and strong, professional relationships—both in and out of the classroom.
  3. The Practice Experience Program (PEP) gives you several opportunities to discover first-hand what pharmacist roles are like in diverse settings—from hospitals to community pharmacies.
  4. The PBL curriculum is enhanced in a multi-skills laboratory, where you’ll learn counselling and other skills, such as sterilization techniques and how to use glucose monitors.
  5. You'll develop an in-depth knowledge of drugs and medications—and you’ll also develop your written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  6. Supplementing the PBL modules, weekly 50-minute lectures explain difficult concepts and summarize module material.
  7. You’ll be part of a tight student and professional community, with opportunities to take part in all kinds of events—from parties to fundraisers in support of community programs.
  8. You’ll participate in the innovative inter-professional Health Care Mentor's Program: you’ll meet with a volunteer health mentor with a chronic condition or disability willing to share his or her experiences navigating the health care system.

What will I learn?

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The College of Pharmacy’s problem-based learning (PBL) curriculum will provide you with both the theoretical and practical knowledge you’ll need for a career as a pharmacist—as well as the ability to direct life-long learning in an ever-changing field.

What can I do?

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You could work as a pharmacist in a community or hospital setting, using your counselling skills and drug knowledge to educate patients and promote their health. You could also take a position that involves consulting or policy advising. Warren Meek, an alumnus of the College of Pharmacy, had a long career as a community pharmacist before switching gears.