A pharmacy bridging program is a gathering of educational courses offered by a perceived Canadian institution composed particularly for International Pharmacy Graduates (IPGs). These projects will offer you some assistance with acquiring the information and skills you have to meet Canadian practice standards.
Learners are taught about all components of pharmacy practice as sketched out in the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacists at Entry to Practice.Bridging programs likewise cover numerous different subjects which are vital to IPGs. These include language and communication, Canadian culture, professional behaviours and orientation to the Canadian health care system. Programs for the most part incorporate a mix of independent study, seminars, case-studies, role-playing and simulated work experiences.
Studies have demonstrated that internationally educated professionals who complete Bridging Programs build their odds of achievement and they will probably discover work in their field. (SP Consulting and The Whetstone Group. (2008). Budgetary help for worker preparing (FAIT). Creators: Ottawa ON.)
In order to attend a bridging program, you will first need to pass the PEBC Evaluating Exam, except in the province of Québec. In order to submit an application to the bridging program offered in Québec, candidates must have received the results of their training and education equivalency assessment. Candidates in Québec are not required to complete the PEBC Evaluating Exam prior to application.
Why should I consider enrolling in a Bridging Program?
Bridging programs are greatly useful to all International Pharmacy Graduates who are new to Canada. These projects will offer you some assistance with preparing for the Canadian certification exams and will offer you some assistance with becoming a great deal more more familiar and comfortable with Canadian practice and a pharmacist’s role. Now and again, an licensing authority might conclude that you require extra preparing before you can qualify for a licence.. By finishing a Bridging Program, you will have the capacity to fulfill huge numbers of those requirements.
Benefits of Bridging Programs
This is what some IPGs have said after completing a Bridging Program:
Bridging Programs in English
Two university-based bridging programs are available for international pharmacy graduates (IPGs) who wish to practise in a province or territory other than Québec:
International Pharmacy Graduate (IPG) Program offered by the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario
The IPG Program is a 16-week intensive course designed to assist pharmacists trained in countries outside Canada, to meet Canadian entry-to-practice standards. The IPG Program is comprised of two, 8-week modules: Canadian Pharmacy Skills I and Canadian Pharmacy Skills II.
|Award:||Canadian Pharmacy Skills I and Canadian Pharmacy Skills II.|
|Course Type||BSc after 4 years with the option of an additional 1 year to graduate with MPharm|
|Duration:||16-week intensive course|
|Eligibility||Pass the PEBC Evaluating Exam|
|Topics will be Covered||Therapeutics, law, practice management, pharmaceutical care, drug information and the Canadian health care system.|
|Mode of Teaching||Online/ Classroom|
|Fees||Canadian Pharmacy Skills I (CPS I) – $6500.00
Canadian Pharmacy Skills II (CPS II) – $6750.00
The CP3 program is a comprehensive bridging program designed to help International Pharmacy Graduates achieve the skills and competencies required to practice pharmacy in Canada. The program includes a 12.5-week practicum, which satisfies the Structured Practical Training requirements necessary for licensure with the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia. Enrolment in the full program is required. While not an exam preparation course, we have found that graduates of the CP3 program have achieved an average 87% success rate in the Qualifying Exams. The success rate for candidates who have not completed a bridging program is approximately 40%.
|Award:||Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) Qualifying Exam|
|Duration:||24-week program includes Classroom Instruction (12 weeks), Structured Practical Training (SPT) program (12.5 weeks), “Getting Ready” Mock-OSCE (One day)|
|Eligibility||Pass the PEBC Evaluating Exam,|
|Topics will be Covered||Communication,Therapeutics,Patient Dialogue Skills,Healthcare System Overview,Practical Skills Overview|
|Mode of teaching||Online/ Classroom|
|Fees||The tuition fee for the entire program (classroom instruction modules, SPT program and one-day “Getting Ready” session) is $10,000,|
In addition to these documents, you may have to provide other information when you apply for a study permit. Check the visa office instructions for your country or region for local requirements.
If you are not a citizen of the country where you submit your application, you may have to provide proof of your present immigration status in the country where you apply.
If the government that issued your passport or travel document requires a re-entry permit, you must get one before you apply for a Canadian visa. Other documents may also be required.