A word from the Program Director
Dear students, dear candidates,
Welcome to University of Ottawa's PharmD program, the very first undergraduate Doctor of Pharmacy program in French outside of Quebec province!
Our program that will open its doors in the fall of 2023 is proudly opened to Francophone and Francophile Canadian students from Ontario and across the country. The values of equity, diversity and inclusion are central to our curriculum and practices, and we are committed to offering students an innovative, evidence-based education program. We will thus contribute to the training of a new generation of bilingual pharmacists who are committed and involved in their communities in order to provide personalized pharmaceutical care in keeping with their expert training in drug therapy.
PharmD students at the University of Ottawa will not only be part of a growing School of Pharmaceutical Sciences but will also be at the heart of the prestigious Faculty of Medicine of the largest bilingual (French-English) university in the world.
Having been involved in the planning of this brand-new program from its early beginnings, I am fortunate to be surrounded by a great and growing team! Indeed, a working group composed of representatives from the Faculty of Medicine's Francophone Affairs, pharmacists, physicians, pharmacologists and an expert consultant has been working since January 2019 on the creation, development and implementation of this unique and innovative program. This has led to the development of a larger team of assistant professors with diverse backgrounds, clinical professors with a foot in regional hospital practice, as well as pharmacist adjunct professors practicing in various settings across the country. I also have the pleasure of working with a dedicated administrative team and collaborating with several departments and offices at the University of Ottawa. Without everyone's hard work, this program would not have been possible.
I look forward to welcoming you to the PharmD. program and learn more about you,