University of Manitoba Pharmacy Students 


Introduction to the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba

The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba exists to protect the public and it does that by regulating pharmacy practice in Manitoba. The Pharmaceutical Act (The Act) and the Pharmaceutical Regulation allows Manitoba’s pharmacy professionals the privilege of self-regulation. These pieces of legislation outline the standards for pharmacy practice in Manitoba and the licensing and discipline authority of the College.

All pharmacists, pharmacy students, and pharmacy interns in Manitoba must conduct themselves according to the framework for pharmacy practice set out by the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba, including

  • Standards of Practice;
  • Code of Ethics;
  • By-Laws to The Act; and
  • Practice Directions.

To learn more about how the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba is structured, including its elected Council and various Committees, and the expectations of pharmacy professionals in Manitoba, please review the Guide to Pharmacy Practice.

Student Registration with the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba

When students of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba enter their first year of study, they must successfully apply for registration with the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba. Once the registration has been accepted by the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba, a student is entered on the Student Register.

The application for registration as a student with the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba contains several elements, including a

  • notarized passport-style photograph;
  • notarized copy of the applicant's birth certificate;
  • written statement witnessed by the University of Manitoba College of Pharmacy Dean, or delegate; and
  • non-refundable fee.

For more details on the various elements of the student registration with the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba, please review the application form.

Once registered with the College, students will receive a letter of welcome and a membership card from the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba Council President. Registered students will also begin receiving regular communications from the College including the bi-weekly Friday Five and quarterly Newsletter. These communications contain important information on the practice of pharmacy in Manitoba and archived versions are available here: https://www.cphm.ca/site/newsletters?nav=news 

Throughout their time studying at the College of Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba, students will be engaged in direct patient care during their Structured Practical Experiential Program (SPEP) rotations. While the SPEP rotations are overseen by the University of Manitoba College of Pharmacy and students are responsible for their performance in accordance with their Program’s learning objectives, students must conduct themselves according to the Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics, legislated scope of practice for students, and all other applicable legislation that governs the practice of pharmacy in Manitoba. For more information on SPEP, please visit