University of Manitoba Students

First year students of the University of Manitoba must register with the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba. The registration process includes various steps depending on the type of registration you are seeking.

For Students Entering the University of Manitoba

Students raising their hands in a classroom.As a student in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba, you must register with the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba when entering your first year of study. Once the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba accepts your application, we will add your name to the Student Register.

Your application for student registration must include the following:

  • A notarized passport-style photograph
  • A notarized copy of your birth certificate
  • A written statement witnessed by the University of Manitoba College of Pharmacy Dean, or delegate
  • A non-refundable fee

For more details on the various elements of student registration with the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba, review the application form.

You will receive confirmation by email once you are registered and you will start getting regular communications from the College including the bi-weekly Friday Five and quarterly newsletter.

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience

The Experiential Education curriculum for the PharmD program at the College of Pharmacy consists of two 4-week Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs) in community and hospital pharmacy practice settings. These IPPE rotations occur in the second year of the program.

Please see the Pharmacy Student and Intern Rotations Resource for additional information.

University of Manitoba, College of Pharmacy Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience

Young pharmacy student on internship, standing at the counter in a pharmacyIn the final year of the PharmD program at the University of Manitoba (U of M) Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy students transition to an ‘intern’ status to complete their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotations and internship. Becoming an intern allows students to perform all areas of pharmacy practice while under the supervision of an undergraduate preceptor. The U of M College of Pharmacy assigns CPhM-approved undergraduate preceptors to interns.

U of M College of Pharmacy students will receive an email from CPhM advising them to apply for intern status using the University of Manitoba Intern Application before beginning their APPE and internship in fourth year.

Please see the Pharmacy Student and Intern Rotations Resource for additional information.

If you are a graduate from a Canadian province other than Manitoba and want to complete your internship in Manitoba, please contact the College office.

What happens when I finish my APPE and internship?

Students who successfully complete the APPE and meet all of the graduation requirements from the PharmD program the U of M Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy, can apply to become a post-graduate intern, if they wish. Interns must be registered for the next available sitting of the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada Qualifying Examination, and can remain as a postgraduate intern until the results are available. Practicing as a post-graduate intern allows graduates to continue practicing to the full scope of an intern under supervision of a CPhM-approved preceptor until they meet the registration and licensing requirements of a pharmacist.

Alternatively, students may choose to forgo a post-graduate internship, but they may only perform the tasks of a pharmacy assistant (‘other person’ under the Pharmaceutical Regulation) until they meet the registration and licensing requirements.

More information on the optional post-graduate internship will be made available in the coming months.


International pharmacy graduates and students/graduates of the University of Manitoba complete internships to support experiential learning and the registration and licensing process.

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Jurisprudence Examination

Jurisprudence exams are a mandatory step to licensure in Manitoba.

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