University of Waterloo Pharmacy

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Contacts

Website: http://www.pharmacy.uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4848
Admissions e-mail: e-mail: pharmacy@uwaterloo.ca

Program Information

  • Doctor of pharmacy (PharmD)
  • 4 years in length
  • Co-op program with three paid work terms
  • 120 seats
  • program starts in January, not Septemeber

Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: two full years of university-level science
  • Required Courses
  • Biology:
    • Introductory Cell Biology (with lab)
    • Genetics
    • Fundamentals of Microbiology
  • Chemistry:
    • Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter (with lab)
    • Chemical Reactions, Equilibria and Kinetics (with lab)
    • Introductory Biochemistry
    • Organic Chemistry 1 (with lab)
    • Organic Chemistry 2 (with lab)
  • Mathematics:
    • Calculus 1
    • Calculus 2
    • Introductory Statistics
  • Humanities or Social Sciences (4 semesters)
    • normally no more than 2 terms should be from a single subject area
    • English may be used to satisfy the humanities or social sciences requirement, but can not be double counted for English course requirement
  • English course (1 semester)

For more information, click here

GPA

  • Minimum: 3.0(4.0 scale)
  • Average accepted GPA 2013: 82%
  • GPA range: 75-97%
  • Calculation method:
    • The grade achieved in every university course you have taken since entering university will be included in the overall weighted average calculation.

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PCAT

  • Not required for University of Waterloo's School of Pharmacy

Supporting Documents

  • Post-secondary transcripts
  • Pharmacy Admission Information Form
  • Application Fee
  • English Language Proficiency Score Reports (if applicable)
  • 1 Reference Letter Form: preferably from a pharmacist, alternatively a nurse or a doctor

For more information please visit: here and here

Evaluation criteria

  • University of Waterloo's School of Pharmacy does not use weighting criteria. If an applicant meets the admission requirements, the full application is viewed holistically.

Interview

  • May 2-4, 2014
  • Target of 240 interviews
  • Applicants must complete a Reading Comprehension/Writing Test (time limit applies) as part of the interview process

For more information please visit: here

Timeline 2013-2014

  • August 12, 2013: Applications opened
  • January 6, 2014: Deadline to submit the winter 2015 application and application fee
  • February 7, 2014: Deadline to submit supporting documents
  • April 10, 2014: Invitation for Pharmacy interviews will be sent by email.
  • April 17, 2014: Deadline to confirm attendance to interview.
  • May 2-4, 2014: Pharmacy Admission Interviews and Reading Comprehension/Writing Test (for selected candidates)
  • June 6, 2014: Deadline to submit University transcripts with final Winter 2011 grades.
  • June 11, 2014: Admission decisions will be communicated to all applicants.

June 25, 2014: Deadline to accept Offer of Admission to Pharmacy. For more information, click: here

Tuition Fall 2013

  • Domestic
    • First-year tuition: $8, 915.00 Term 1, $8, 915.00 Term 2
  • International
    • First-year tuition: $18, 295.00 Term 1, $18, 295.00 Term 2

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