uMoncton pursues pharmacy program

February 19, 2013

The Université de Moncton is hoping to offer New Brunswick's first pharmacy program, starting in September 2015. It would be the only French-language pharmacy program offered in Canada, outside of Quebec, and could help retain pharmacists in New Brunswick, says uMoncton's VP academic. Under the proposed plan, which would be a partnership between uMoncton and the University of Ottawa, 12 students would be accepted each year into a 2-year pre-pharmacy program, to be followed by a 4-year pharmacy program, the VP says. Students would be enrolled at uOttawa but would complete most of their work at the uMoncton campus. The institution still needs approval from Health Canada to move forward, the VP says. CBC