Steeped in the unique context of French Ontario and offered within the largest bilingual – English and French – university in the world, this pharmacy program will allow you to study in French while evolving in a bilingual environment. We also offer a research-oriented environment and a long history of health education experience in French as part of the uOttawa's PharmD program.
At the leading edge of modern learning methods
With 144 credits over 4 years and 40 weeks of practical training, our program offers a wide variety of courses, labs, team learning sessions and workshops. The most innovative learning principles and elements have been incorporated, including:
Active and experiential learning
Spiral learning progression
A human touch
Readily available without an appointment, the pharmacist is the accessible and reassuring health professional. As a patient’s point of contact with the healthcare system, the pharmacist takes the time to answer patients’ questions, reassure them and refer them as needed.
The practice of pharmacy is also a collective effort: physicians, nurses and technical staff, as well as patients collaborate on a daily basis with the pharmacist.
A medication expert
The pharmacist provides pharmaceutical care in a variety of settings: community, hospital, long-term care, etc., and ensures the optimal therapeutic care plan for the patient. The pharmacist may also himself prescribe certain medications for simple treatments, adjust certain dosages independently and even order certain lab tests.
Practice pharmacy in French
Studies conducted as part of the development of the program have shown a clear lack of pharmacists able to express themselves in French in minority settings across the country. Given the growing importance of the pharmacist's role in primary care, the Francophone pharmacist is a key player to help solve problems related to access to care in French.