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Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by CaptainPicard, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. CaptainPicard

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    I see Canadians coming here for pharmacy school... After they get their US PharmD, can they easily go back and practice in Canada?

    I ask because if it isn't too hard, I'd like to try working there a year or two so that I could have a chance to explore Yukon.
     
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  3. CaptainPicard

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    Someone has to know. I see lots of posts from Canadians applying to US schools.
     
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    I really don't know what the process is for practising in Canada with an American education/PharmD, but obviously you have to pass the relevant licensing exams....sorry can't really help you there, but I suggest checking out The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada

    http://www.pebc.ca/EnglishPages/General/HomePage.html

    But I wonder though, assuming you are an American citizen (and not a Canadian citizen), if you would be able to work here (regardless of your education) easily. Just something else you might want to research.

    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp
     
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    I believe you just have to write the same exam all would-be graduating Canadian school pharmacists would write. Its just one exam if I'm not mistaken, one that I hear is made to be very tricky (the questions are not direct; they're like "not not not not" questions).

    Canadian schools are now starting to make their programs into PharmD ones so a PharmD from the states won't have much throw in 4-8 years.

    You also make 30% less in Canada than in America.

    A Bill in the works (Bill C-51) also threatens the pharmaceutical industry, amongst other things, so I'd look out for that.
     

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