University of Manitoba Pharmacy Students
Introduction to the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba
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
- Structured Practical Experiential Program Pharmacy Student and Intern Rotations Resource
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Program
In April 2018, the University of Manitoba and the College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, announced the approval of the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Program.
The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (CPhM) will work with the University of Manitoba to implement this new program and CPhM will keep members up-to-date on developments in the PharmD program through our regular publications and through www.cphm.ca.
The College of Pharmacy will transition from a Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) degree to a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree beginning in September 2018. Students enrolled for the fall of 2018 academic year in the B.Sc. (Pharm) program will automatically transition to the PharmD program in 2019.
Some important points to know about the PharmD program:
- There will not be an undergraduate admission to the College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, for fall 2019.
- New admission criteria for the PharmD program will take place for fall 2020.
- The Canadian Council for Accreditation (CCAPP) made the decision to cease accrediting B.Sc. (Pharmacy) programs in Canada by December 31, 2020, so the change is national in scope.
- Pharmacists educated outside of Canada, or anyone who has their B.Sc. (Pharm), will not be required to obtain a PharmD to practice pharmacy.
- Once the first professional degree PharmD has been implemented, the University of Manitoba has committed to developing a mechanism for licensed pharmacists who wish to advance their training to earn a PharmD degree.
For more information on the College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, PharmD program, please visit their website: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/health_sciences/pharmacy/