The University of British Columbia - Faculty of Medicine

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School:The University of British Columbia - Faculty of Medicine
Faculty:Faculty of Medicine
Field of Study:Pharmacology
Description:The Department of Pharmacology was established at UBC in 1951. A Therapeutics division was subsequently added to add focus to evidence based drug therapy. Recently, the department merged with Anesthesiology to foster interactions between basic and clinical scientists. Faculty members in the department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics are engaged in research in areas of neural, cardiovascular, respiratory and clinical pharmacology as well as drug development. Exceptional students with an undergraduate degree may be admitted directly into the Ph.D. program. Some students do a combined M.D./Ph.D. program for which a separate admission into the M.D. program, by the Faculty of Medicine, is required. Students pursuing a Ph.D. will have the opportunity to interact with basic as well as clinical scientists.
URL:Pharmacology at The University of British Columbia - Faculty of Medicine
Cost per year:*
National: $4,996

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:
    The Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics encourages applications for graduate study from highly qualified students with a background in pharmacology or closely related subjects. Students with a science background but are not exposed to pharmacology are required to take, in their first year of graduate study, an undergraduate pharmacology course offered by the department. If students with no background in science want to apply for graduate study in our department, they are required to take the necessary science courses from a reputed university to prepare them for pharmacology. Such students should contact the Department first to seek recommendations on taking suitable science courses. Upon successful completion of the science courses with at least a B+ average, the Department can consider them for admission. However, during the first year of graduate study, such students are required to take an undergraduate pharmacology course offered by the Department. Students entering the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of British Columbia with Bachelor’s level training are usually admitted to a Master’s program, except under exceptional circumstances (see the Graduate Studies web site: for details). If students hold a recognized Master’s degree, they can be admitted into the Ph.D. stream. However, transfer from a Master’s to the Ph.D. program is possible, as outlined in section 6 below.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on June 04, 2019