Are there any DL Pharmacy programs

Discussion in 'Nursing and medical-related degrees' started by etech, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. etech

    etech New Member

    Are there any DL pharmacy programs out there? I know in Canada you can become a licensed pharmacist by completing a BS degree in Pharmacy. I think in US a Doctorate degree in Pharmacy is required? Can one practice as a pharmacist (or obtain License in Canada) by doing a PharmD from a US school? Are there any accredited program in Canada or US ?
  2. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

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  3. Andy Borchers

    Andy Borchers New Member

    Nova Southeastern ( has a distance program in pharmacy (Pharm D) based on compressed video to a fixed number of sites in (mostly in Florida). You must be a licensed pharmacist (typically with a B. Pharm) to enter the program. I believe that a number of other schools have similar programs.

    So, in answer to your question - I don't know of any first degrees available by DL in pharmacy. However, there are 2nd degrees (D. Pharm) that can be done by distance.

    Regards - Andy

  4. Gary Rients

    Gary Rients New Member

    Re: Re: Are there any DL Pharmacy programs

    The Creighton program that Randell posted is entry level. That is, you don't need to be a pharmacist before starting the program, though you do need to take a bunch of prereqs as with any pharmacy program. It does require attendance on-campus for 1-2 weeks each summer of the 4-year program, so it's not entirely distance. The student also needs to live in an area that can provide suitable clerkships, which must be done at a facililty where Creighton is able to make arrangements. When I researched DL pharmacy programs a couple of years ago this was the only one that I could find.

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