University of Alberta Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Type Faculty
Location Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Dean James P. Kehrer
Undergraduates 8,500
Website pharm.ualberta.ca

The University of Alberta Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, is located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in pharmacy.

Background[edit]

The Faculty began in 1913 as a department within the Faculty of Medicine, and then as a school after 1917.[1] The first three students to graduate from the school did so in 1921, and they thus became the first students in the British Empire to complete a four-year (instead of three-year) pharmacy program.[1]

In 1955, the school became the Faculty of Pharmacy, graduating its first PhD student in 1961.[1] In 1968, it was renamed the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The admissions process is selective for those seeking a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Pharmacy.[1] Since 1989, the undergraduate program has had a duration of five years, plus a professional year in the field.[1] The Faculty also offers MPharm, MSc, and PhD graduate programs.

The school is located in the Dentistry and Pharmacy Building at North Campus, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Academic Reputation[edit]

Students of the Faculty place first in Canada in the National Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada examinations 18 of the past 20 years. In 12 of those years the individual award for the highest achievement in these examinations in all of Canada came from the faculty (as of 2010). The school is known to admit and produce some of the highest quality pharmacists in Canada, as evidenced by their overall, as well as individual achievement in the National Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada Examinations, of which all Pharmacy students in Canada write.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences", University of Alberta Centenary, University of Alberta. Accessed February 1, 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.pharm.ualberta.ca/About_the_Faculty.aspx