General information

Attendance

Regular attendance is required and expected.

If you plan to be away for more than two days for reasons other than illness, you must obtain prior approval from the associate dean (academic).

Students with three or more unexcused absences from continuous sessions may be barred from class and/or final exams.

Illness or injury

If you are unable to meet an academic commitment due to injury or illness, you must contact the College of Pharmacy as soon as possible.

For term work such as a class, quiz, midterm/test, assignment or lab, email your instructor from a UM email address and include your name, student number, course number and academic work that was missed.

For a final exam, contact student advisor and program coordinator Cheryl Lee from a UM email address within 48 hours of the final exam date. In the body of your email, provide your name, student number and course number of the exam.

Visit COVID-19 resources for information related to the novel coronavirus.

First aid and CPR training

All College of Pharmacy students are required to maintain certification in both first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Courses should be booked through the University of Manitoba to ensure the correct training is completed. All costs are the responsibility of the student.

Important: CPR Level Basic Life Support (BLS) or CPR Health Care Provider (HCP) must recertified annually. Standard First Aid certification is valid for three years and must be recertified upon expiry.

Immunization

All students in the College of Pharmacy must complete the immunization package (PDF) and return it as indicated in the student welcome letter (PDF).

Electronic devices

Students are requested to turn off their cell phones and other communication devices during classes (applies to in-person sessions only.)

Smart phones and other electronic devices with large memory storage capabilities are strictly forbidden during all exams unless specific authorization is given by the professor responsible for the course.

Lockers

Lockers are available through the dean's office on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no cost for a locker.

Copyright

The coordinators and instructors of all courses and the University of Manitoba hold copyright over all the course materials, presentations and lectures.

No audio or video recording of lectures or presentations is allowed in any format, openly or surreptitiously, in whole or in part, without permission of the course coordinator.

Course materials (both paper and digital) are for the private study and research of participants only.

Registration with the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba

Students who are accepted for admission to the College of Pharmacy shall file an application for registration as a student with the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba, prior to the start of classes in September of the year they are admitted.

Information will be included in the admission package sent to each student, and can also be obtained from The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba.

Failure to complete this requirement will result in students being unable to participate in the Introductory/Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences. Full information on the requirements for licensure in the Province of Manitoba is available from the Registrar of The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba.

If students have a change in their academic status (e.g. on leave, exit the program) the College of Pharmacists will be notified by the College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.

Exams

Deferrals

Deferrals for exams and other in-course evaluations (such as quizzes, assignments) are available under limited circumstances such as medical or compassionate reasons.

Deferrals for examinations (mid-term, final) and other in-course evaluations (e.g., quizzes, assignments) are available for medical or compassionate reasons only. Students must be available during the entire exam period as students will not be granted deferred exams due to personal reasons (eg. travel plans).

Mid-term exams

A student who is unable to write a mid-term examination or complete other in-course evaluations should contact the course coordinator as soon as possible.

Final exams

Students may request a deferred final examination from the dean of the College of Pharmacy for reasons of illness or other disability, for bereavement or for compassionate reasons. The request should typically be communicated before the final exam is written, but must normally be filed within forty-eight (48) hours of the scheduled date of the missed examination or, in a case where more than one examination was missed, within forty-eight (48) hours of the scheduled date of the last examination missed. Based on the evidence provided, the Dean shall decide whether the application is approved. Students may also request a deferred examination(s) on the grounds that they are unable to write said examination(s) due to: (a) participation in an inter-university, provincial, interprovincial, national or international scholastic or athletic event; or (b) religious observance. Students requesting a deferred examination due to a known situation as listed above must file an application normally twenty (20) working days prior to the day of the scheduled examination. Any student requesting deferred examination(s) will be required to sign an undertaking that the student has not discussed, reviewed, had access to, or otherwise become aware of the contents of the deferred examination except as expressly authorized by the instructor or professor for the course in which the deferred examination is being undertaken.

Refer to the Examination Regulations for guidance in applying for a deferred exam by going to Final exam conflicts and deferral

Supplementary exams

Supplementary exams are not available in most courses and are at the discretion of the dean of the College of Pharmacy. If granted, supplementary exams will normally take place in mid-summer following the academic session.

Students in years 1-4 who record no more than one grade of “D” during the academic session, and who achieves a minimum combined fall and winter term GPA of 2.00, may at the discretion of the of the dean of the College of Pharmacy be permitted to write a supplementary examination in that course.

Supplementary exams will not be granted if a student records more than one grade of “D” during the academic session within any year or if a student records a grade of “F” during the academic session within the year.

No more than two supplemental exams will be offered to any student throughout the Pharmacy program.

Application forms for supplementary examinations are available in the dean's office and the examination is subject to a prescribed fee.

Students may not be awarded a grade higher than a “C” in a course for which a supplementary exam is written. The grade achieved following supplementary examination will replace the grade originally recorded on the student’s academic record.

Student access to final examinations

In order to allow proper feedback, students shall have an opportunity to read their own final examination script and any comments written on it prior to the deadline for a formal grade appeal, but only if supervised by the instructor or a staff member appointed by a faculty, school, or academic unit.

Notwithstanding the above, there is no obligation upon the faculty, school, or academic unit to make machine-scored examination answer sheets available for consultation by students. It is expected that faculties, schools, and academic units will provide appropriate means of feedback to students in such circumstances and, where practicable, will encourage instructors to discuss selected questions and answers.

Exam schedules

The schedules below are for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Year 1 students

Course# Professor Date Start time Location
ANAT 1030 Alexa Hryniuk December 14, 2020 1:00 PM Online - TBA
PHMD 1012 Dennis Cote December 16, 2020 9:00 AM Online - ExamSoft
PHMD 1008 Ted Lakowski December 18, 2020 9:00 AM Online - ExamSoft
PHAC 2100 Jill Stobart December 21, 2020 9:00 AM Online - ExamSoft
PHMD 1010 Lucy Marzban December 23, 2020 9:00 AM Online - ExamSoft

Year 2 students

Course# Professor Date Start time Location
PHMD 2008 Jill Hardy December 7, 2020 1:00 PM Online - ExamSoft
PHMD 2026 Divna Calic/ Jamie Falk December 10, 2020 9:00 AM Online - ExamSoft
PHMD 2006 Frank Burczynski December 14, 2020 9:00 AM Online - ExamSoft
PHMD 2000 Xiaochen Gu December 16, 2020 9:00 AM Online - ExamSoft
PHMD 2004 Sherif Eltonsy December 18, 2020 9:00 AM Online - ExamSoft

Year 4 students

Course# Professor Date Start time Location
PHRM 4450 Silvia Alessi-Severini October 23, 2020 N/A Take home exam
PHRM 4230 Nancy Kleiman October 28, 2020 9:00 AM Online - ExamSoft
PHRM 4310 Lavern Vercaigne October 30, 2020 1:00 PM Online - ExamSoft

ExamSoft/Examplify student resources

The College of Pharmacy now uses a cloud-based software called Examplify for testing and invigilation of exams. The links below offer instructions on how to install, use and trouble-shoot this software as well as information on expectations and procedures for remote testing.

Computer set up

Prepare yourself and your device for the exam by following the steps below. Give yourself plenty of time so that you can trouble-shoot any issues that may come up.

  • Run any pending updates on your computer and restart the device.
  • Install Examplify on your computer and set your password.
  • Ensure that your computer’s camera settings are correct. If your camera settings in Examplify are defaulted to the rear, you will need to manually disable the rear camera. Go into Device Manager > under Camera Devices or Imaging Devices, there should be a "rear camera" listed (this will vary by computer). If you right-click, you will be given the option to disable the rear camera.
  • Familiarize yourself with the software - mock exams are available by request.
  • If you have a dual monitor, unplug the second screen (not just power it down)
  • Remove headphones and any other electronic advices out of webcam view.

For information on how to get started, visit the Examplify website. An informational youtube video is also available.

Workspace

Follow the steps below to prepare your workspace before your test. This shouldn’t take more than half an hour and will help prevent problems during your exam.

  • Plug in your computer or ensure it has adequate battery power for three hours.
  • Ensure you have an internet connection to download and upload of the exam to your computer. You do not need a connection for the duration of the exam, but you will need it at the start and finish.
  • Check your lighting and ensure your workspace is well-lit. If necessary, turn on lights, increase brightness on your device, or shift your screen so that you don’t have a window behind you, which could create a shadow on your face.
  • Ensure your webcam is unobstructed. Take the webcam cover off, if you have one.
  • Close all files on your device. This includes browsers, Spotify or iTunes, word processing software, etc.
  • Turn off your anti-virus software. Examplify prevents your computer from accessing files or the internet, which can interfere with the anti-virus software on your device.
  • If you live with others, advise your family/roomates that you will be taking an exam and cannot be disturbed. ExamSoft will not stop the exam or bring up a warning if you are interrupted

Invigilation

Although your test is being delivered remotely, all policies regarding academic integrity still apply. To ensure that your exam is properly supervised, students will be video-recorded throughout the exam.

Video recordings will be reviewed by human proctors once uploaded to ExamSoft. If needed, they may also be reviewed by College of Pharmacy faculty. We suggest that you remain focused on the exam and keep any other movements to a minimum to avoid creating a flag in the system.

If you are concerned about anything that took place during your test, such as an interruption by a pet or family member, contact the college with the nature of the distraction and the approximate time it happened.

Taking the exam

  • Login to Examplify and click on your exam. If your ExamID fails, you will get a notice that “auto-capture failed.” Contact the college for a resume code so that you may try again.
  • Download the exam.
  • You will be emailed the password to start your exam. Once you receive it and enter it, your computer will go in lockdown mode.
  • Show any supplies or materials to the screen at the start of your exam. This is limited to calculators, scrap paper etc. that have been explicitly permitted by your instructor.
  • Upload your exam when complete. Ensure that you keep Examplify open until all files have been uploaded.
  • Ensure your test was successfully uploaded. You should see a green screen which means you have successfully uploaded your exam.  

IMPORTANT: There is a deadline to the exam which will then force you to upload whether you are done or not.

Breaks and interruptions

Even with the best planning, interruptions can occur.

If something unexpected takes place, look directly into the camera and indicate what happened, such as “my little sister just came into the room.” Similarly, if you need a break to use the bathroom, address the camera to let the invigilators know.

Record the time when the incident took place.

Directly following the exam, notify the course coordinator and the research and graduate program coordinator.

General information

  • Foam earplugs are permitted, but you must put them in before the exam starts. Headsets are considered a resource and will be flagged.
  • Ensure you select your answer and that you have not inadvertently used the strike-out feature.
  • Comments and feedback may be provided at the bottom of each question. No extra time is given for this, so make sure you manage your time accordingly. These comments are provided to the course leader after each exam.
  • Ensure that you record answers to essay questions in the correct space, do not put your answer in the notes section.
  • If you have significant questions or concerns about an exam question, please record this in the feedback section. You may also contact your course coordinator (with a cc to the research and graduate program coordinator).
  • Remember to turn your anti-virus software back on after your exam.

Troubleshooting

The information below should help you resolve any technical issues you might encounter. If you are still experiencing difficulties, you may wish to email ExamSoft or call their support line at 866-429-8889 or 954-429-8889.

Wifi connection problems

  • Make sure you are connected to secure wifi.
  • Try to connect again.
  • If you can, leave the room and see if your laptop picks up the wifi on another hub.
  • Exit Examplify, connect to wifi and log back in to Examplify. Your exam will not be lost - Examplify saves your exam every minute automatically.
  • If problem persists, call Examsoft at 866-429-8889.

Computer frozen

  • Do a hard re-boot of computer.
  • Your exam will not be lost - Examplify saves your exam every minute automatically.
  • If problem persists, call Examsoft at 866-429-8889.

ExamID failure

  • If your ExamID fails, you will get a notification that states, “auto-capture failed” (For example if the image is too dark, you were moving, or there are multiple people in the frame.) If you click the Bypass button, this does not allow you to avoid the photo process. This button will take you back to the initial page and you will require resume code from College staff to try again.

Links to other resources

Academic information

Courses

All courses approved by the university Senate are included in Aurora.

 

Class schedules

Class schedules are available through Aurora.

Essential skills and abilities

The College of Pharmacy is responsible to society to provide a program of study that ensures graduates have the necessary qualifications (specialized knowledge, skills, and professional behaviours and attitudes) necessary to enter the regulated profession of pharmacy in Canada.

Graduates must be able to competently provide pharmaceutical care and apply specialized knowledge and skills as medication therapy experts in a broad range of practice settings. They are also expected to integrate knowledge, skills, and behaviours necessary to fulfill the seven Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) educational outcomes of the First Professional Degree Program in Pharmacy (Care provider, Communicator, Collaborator, Manager, Advocate, Scholar, Professional). It is critical for the College of Pharmacy to ensure its students provide safe and effective health care for patients and satisfactorily meet all of the essential functions described below before graduation.

Prospective applicants should be aware that cognitive, physical assessment, management skills, communication skills, and professional behaviours are all evaluated in time-restricted simulations of patient and health-care professional encounters during the program. Further, in addition to obtaining a pharmacy degree, successful demonstration of these skills and behaviours are also required in the written examination and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) administered by the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) in order to become a registered/licensed pharmacist in meet these requirements as part of the admissions process. By accepting admission and enrolling in the undergraduate program, the pharmacy student confirms that they have read these materials and understands the essential functions needed to be successful both in the program and as a health care professional.

A pharmacy student must possess aptitude, abilities, and skills in six critical areas:

  1. Observation and perception
  2. Sensory and motor competencies
  3. Conceptualization, integration and quantitative evaluation
  4. Communication
  5. Ethical, interpersonal, and professional skills
  6. Stamina

Each critical area is described in greater detail below and the syllabus for each course in the program outlines the specific outcomes that must be met. The course coordinator will monitor and maintain these standards in conjunction with the Office of the Dean.

Pharmacy students must be able to independently perform the described functions, with or without accommodation, to achieve standing in each course and complete the program. These essential functions are attributes and skills the College of Pharmacy considers necessary for entrance, continuation, and graduation from the University of Manitoba and ensures that each graduate will develop the necessary skills to subsequently enter any clinical practice, residency, or fellowship training.

Any candidate for the pharmacy degree who cannot attain the required skills and abilities through their course of study may be requested to withdraw from the program.

  1. Observation and perception
    Pharmacy students must be able to participate in learning situations and acquire information through observation and perception by use of senses and mental abilities. A student must participate progressively in patient encounters and acquire information through visual, auditory and somatic sensation.
     
  2. Sensory and motor competencies
    Pharmacy students must possess certain sensory and motor skills in order to competently perform the duties of a pharmacist in a timely manner. Adequate vision is essential, and visual requirements include, but are not limited to, reading written and illustrated material including prescriptions and labels; observing demonstrations in the classroom or laboratory including projected material; observing anatomic structures; discriminating numbers and patterns associated with laboratory instruments and tests such as scales and other measuring devices; conducting a physical exam and observing both verbal and non-verbal cues. Pharmacy students must have sensory and motor function to prepare and dispense pharmaceuticals, including the use of equipment for compounding prescriptions. Pharmacy students must possess sufficient skills to participate in the administration of a medication, including drawing up medication doses from a vial and administering injections. Pharmacy students will be expected to perform and interpret findings from a physical assessment. Pharmacy students must be able to execute motor movements reasonably required to participate in the general care and emergency treatment of patients. Pharmacy students must be able to respond promptly to emergencies, including arriving quickly when called, participating in the initiation of appropriate procedures, and rapidly and accurately preparing appropriate emergency medication.
     
  3. Conceptualization, integration, and quantitative evaluation
    Pharmacy students must be able to learn through a variety of means, including individual study, large group didactic and active problem-based learning instruction, small group discussion, team projects, written and verbal presentations, patient care rounds, and utilization of computers and other technology. Pharmacy students must be able to recognize and accurately transcribe numbers, count and measure accurately, and be able to perform accurate and rapid calculations with or without a calculator or computer. Pharmacy students must be able to retain and recall information efficiently but also must possess appropriate judgment of their limits of knowledge in clinical situations. When knowledge is insufficient, pharmacy students must know where to obtain additional information and be able to interpret this information to apply it to patient care. Pharmacy students must be able to obtain critical patient information from patients, caregivers, patient charts, health-care professionals, or other sources of information, and be able to think critically and apply this information along with calculation and other skills to determine a comprehensive patient care plan in an efficient manner. A patient care plan is a method of delivering pharmaceutical care comprised of identifying the problem, managing and seeking information regarding the solution, providing patient education and counseling, and monitoring and following-up on the selected treatment. Pharmacists are often faced with performing these tasks under time-sensitive conditions. Given the nature of the working conditions of pharmacy practice, all of these activities must be done under time-restricted conditions.
     
  4. Communication
    Pharmacy students must be able to communicate effectively with patients and their caregivers as well as other health-care professionals in a timely manner. Communication includes written, verbal, and nonverbal elements. Communication with patients requires patient friendly language that shows both appropriate compassion and empathy. Pharmacy students must possess the necessary listening skills whilst observing nonverbal cues in order to effectively and efficiently elicit information and provide pharmaceutical care. Pharmacy students must be mindful that some situations must be addressed with care to meet the needs of the patient in a culturally appropriate manner, and referrals to other health-care providers must be made as appropriate. Any written information provided to patients must be understandable by the patient. Pharmacy students must be able to ask effective questions of patients in order to make informed decisions and must be able to document and communicate appropriate findings efficiently in oral and written forms with all members of the health-care team. Written information must be legible and understandable by others (including avoidance of unapproved abbreviations), and all communication must be done in a professional manner.
     
  5. Ethical, interpersonal, and professional skills
    A pharmacy student must be able to relate to professors, instructors, colleagues, preceptors, staff, and patients with honesty, integrity, non-discrimination, self-sacrifice, and dedication. Pharmacy students should be able to understand and use the special privileges and trust inherent in the patient relationship and understand what constitutes misuse of these privileges. Students in the pharmacy program must interface with patients and health-care providers regardless of age, gender, race, culture, and other personal life circumstances. Pharmacy students should demonstrate the capacity to examine and reason critically when faced with social and identify personal reactions and responses, recognize multiple points of view, and integrate these aptly into clinical decision-making. When difficult situations or differences of opinions arise, a pharmacy student must be able to conduct themselves in a professional manner, regardless of the behaviour of others. The pharmacy profession requires flexibility that students must demonstrate via appropriate critical thinking, ethical, and emotional stability (including anxiety and stress management) through adapting to various situations. A pharmacy student must be able to utilize knowledge and skills, exercise good judgment, complete patient care responsibilities promptly and accurately, and relate to patients, families, and colleagues with courtesy, compassion, maturity, and respect for their dignity. In the event of deteriorating emotional function, it is essential that a pharmacy student is willing to acknowledge the problem and/or accept professional help before it poses danger to self, patients, and/or colleagues.
     
  6. Stamina
    Pharmacy students must display the attributes described above to withstand the physical, emotional, and mental demands (including anxiety and stress management) of the program. Pharmacy students must also function effectively while maintaining a high level of professional function under such working conditions. Inherent in this requirement is the willingness to accept constructive criticism and to modify behaviour in response to feedback. To adequately achieve these requirements, the pharmacy student must demonstrate adaptability to various situations to function in the face of uncertainties that are inherent in the care of patients. Decisions must be completed in a timely manner in order to maximize patient outcomes and minimize risks to patient safety. As stated above, in the event of deteriorating emotional function, it is essential that a pharmacy student is willing to acknowledge the problem and/or accept professional help before it poses danger to self, patients, and/or colleagues.

Reasonable accommodations

The College of Pharmacy is committed to providing appropriate assistance to help pharmacy students succeed in the program. Some skills may be achieved with reasonable accommodation for pharmacy students with a documented disability. Where necessary, reference should be made to the Accessibility Policy and Procedure. All accommodations must be approved through Student Accessibility Services. Students who anticipate requiring disability-related accommodation are responsible for notifying the Student Accessibility Services in a timely and proactive fashion at the time of application, or at any time throughout their pharmacy education program. Students are expected to complete the pharmacy degree within four years. Students with a disability may request an extension of time within which to complete the pharmacy program; such requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Scholastic progress

For course progression in the College of Pharmacy students must achieve a minimum combined fall and winter term GPA of 2.00, and attain the minimum passing grade of "C" in each course, except where the course evaluation is in a "pass/fail" format, where "pass" is required, or as otherwise described in the course outline.

A student who fails to achieve a passing grade of "C" in one course, following supplementary examination if that option is offered, and who achieves a minimum combined fall and winter term GPA of 2.00, will be considered to have failed that year, and will be required to repeat that course and may at the discretion of the Dean of the College of Pharmacy be required to repeat all, or a number of courses in the following academic year.

A student who fails to achieve a minimum passing grade of "C" in two courses, and whose combined fall and winter term GPA remains above 1.75, will be considered to have failed that year, and will be required to repeat those courses and may at the discretion of the dean of the College of Pharmacy be required to repeat all, or a number of courses in the following academic year.

A student who fails more than one year in the program, or who fails the same year twice, shall be required to withdraw from the pharmacy program.

A student who fails to achieve a passing grade in more than two courses in the academic session, or whose combined fall and winter term GPA falls below 1.75, or who fails to achieve a passing grade in a repeated year, will be required to withdraw from the pharmacy program.

The records of all students who fail a year, and the disposition of the cases, shall be reported to the pharmacy college council for information, but not for debate. Students who have cause to disagree with the disposition may file an appeal against the decision according to University of Manitoba student policies and procedures.

Withdrawal from a course

Withdrawals are a way for students to leave a class without academic penalty. There are a few types of withdrawals that may apply to you.

Any student seeking to withdraw from a portion of, or all of their courses must provide written notification to the dean’s office outlining the reasons for the request.

Re-entry to the College of Pharmacy by students who voluntarily withdraw, will be dependent on the availability of space and external rotation facilities. Any student who has voluntarily withdrawn from a portion of, or all of their courses in pharmacy on more than one occasion will not be permitted re-entry into the program. Withdrawals for medical or compassionate reasons will not contribute toward this maximum. Students who, for medical reasons, withdraw from the program may not re-register until they have established, through proper medical consultation and documentation, their fitness to resume studies. Reinstatement following a voluntary withdrawal will be subject to current and satisfactory:

  • Criminal records, child abuse registry and adult abuse registry search results
  • College of Pharmacists (CPhM) registration
  • Immunization, Standard First Aid and CPR (HCP) certification

Reinstatement may also be subject to the student signing an undertaking to either or both of the College of Pharmacy and CPhM of certain terms and conditions.

Appeals

If you disagree with a grade you've received, first talk to your instructor. You can also file a formal appeal about your grades.

Ethics and conduct

Academic honesty (plagiarism and cheating)

To plagiarize is to take ideas or words of another person and pass them off as one's own. In short, it is stealing something intangible rather than an object.

Obviously, it is not necessary to state the source of well-known or easily verifiable facts, but students are expected to acknowledge the sources of ideas and expressions they use in their written work, whether quoted directly or paraphrased.

This applies to diagrams, statistical tables and the like, as well as to written material. To provide adequate documentation is not only an indication of academic honesty but also a courtesy that enables the reader to consult your sources with ease. Failure to do so constitutes plagiarism. It will also be considered plagiarism and/or cheating if a student submits a term paper written in whole or in part by someone other than themselves or copies the answer or answers of a fellow student in any test, examination, or take-home assignment.

Plagiarism or any other form of cheating in examinations or term tests is subject to serious academic penalty (e.g. suspension or expulsion from the college or university). A student found guilty of contributing to cheating in any examination or term assignment will also be subject to serious academic penalty. Many courses in the College of Pharmacy require group projects and students should be aware that these are subject to the same rules regarding academic honesty as individual projects. Due to the unique nature of group work, all members of the group should exercise special care to insure that work completed does not violate academic integrity. Should a violation occur, group members will be held jointly accountable unless the violation can be attributed to a specified individual, or group of individuals.

In the College of Pharmacy, all suspected cases of academic dishonesty will be passed to the dean’s office for evaluation.

For more information, review the university’s policy on academic integrity.

Confidentiality

Pharmacy is a profession dedicated to the service of public health. It imposes upon its practitioners the responsibility of observing the canons of professional conduct enshrined in the Code of Ethics. These canons also apply to you as students of the profession. It is the duty of the profession and of its students to promulgate and enforce such rules of conduct as will serve the best interests of the public and of the profession, and enhance public esteem of the profession. One such rule is to preserve the confidentiality of patient information. You are required to read the CPhM Code of Ethics and complete the College of Pharmacy, Pledge of Confidentiality Form, which contains detailed information. No student will be permitted entry to clinical classes without completing the Pledge of Confidentiality Form. Any breach of patient confidentiality may result in removal from the pharmacy program.

The College of Pharmacists of Manitoba Code of Ethics

Statement I: Pharmacists shall maintain a high standard of professional competence throughout their practice.

Statement II: Pharmacists shall cooperate with colleagues and other health care professionals to ensure optimal patient-centered care.

Statement III:    Pharmacists shall contribute to societal health needs and promote justice in the distribution of health resources.

Statement IV: Pharmacists shall respect and protect the patient's right to privacy.

Statement V: Pharmacists shall respect the autonomy, values and dignity of each patient.

Statement VI: Pharmacists shall respect and maintain a professional relationship with each patient.

Statement VII: Pharmacists shall hold the health and safety of each patient to be of primary consideration.

Statement VIII: Pharmacists shall act with honesty and integrity.

Statement IX: Pharmacists shall respect the rights of patients to receive healthcare.

Statement X: Pharmacists shall respect and honour the profession of pharmacy.

Respectful work and learning environment

The University of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WHRA) both support a climate of respect in the work and learning environment. Students and employees of the University and institutions comprising the WRHA are entitled to a respectful work and learning environment that is free from:

Discrimination and human rights-based harassment: differential treatment or failure to provide reasonable accommodations; conduct or comments directed toward a specific person or group, which contravenes the Manitoba Human Rights Code. e.g. Treating a student differently based on their ancestry, gender, religion, or sexual orientation; refusing to facilitate access to large-print material for a student who has a visual impairment.

Sexual harassment: unwanted sexual attention; gender-based abusive conduct; sexist jokes or remarks; sexually oriented gestures or physical contact; sexual solicitation made by someone with power to confer or deny benefit to the recipient; reprisal for rejecting a sexual advance.

Personal harassment: a course or pattern of behaviour which serves no legitimate work or academic purpose, and creates an intimidating or humiliating environment. e.g. A student being referred to with a derogatory nickname by peers and instructors. Sexual Assault: The intentional sexual touching of another person with any object or body part without consent or by force.

Respectful work and learning environment and sexual assault RWLE/SA policies and procedure

For an expanded definitions for the above list of prohibited behaviours, visit the Office of Human Rights and Conflict Management website.

Students who have concerns about, or allegations of, the above prohibited behaviors can access informal resolution or formal complaint mechanisms under the RWLE/SA policies and procedure. Students are also encouraged to access advice and support on these matters from the University of Manitoba:

The Associate Dean (Academic) of the College of Pharmacy

The Office of Human Rights and Conflict Management

The Student Advocacy Office (SAO)

WRHA Respectful Workplace Policy

Sexual Violence Support and Education

Finances

Scholarships

The College of Pharmacy offers a wide variety of awards and scholarships to students at different stages of their studies.

Bursaries

Every year, UM provides bursaries to students who have a demonstrated financial need and a minimum academic standing. To qualify for a bursary, you must apply for the University of Manitoba General Bursary through Aurora.

Emergency student loan fund

Two small emergency loans are available to students in the College of Pharmacy: the Irwin H. Mael Pharmacy Student Loan Fund and the Revolving Loan Fund. Funds are very limited (approximately $100 - $200). For more information, contact the dean’s office.

Additional financial resources

College of Pharmacy
Apotex Centre
750 McDermot Ave W
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T5 Canada

204-474-9306
204-789-3744