As scope of practice expands, the more opportunities there are for pharmacists in primary care. The new Advanced Primary Care Pharmacist Training Program from the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) can prepare you with skills and confidence.
The innovative program uses a combination of online and in-person training over 20 weeks (October 2023 to February 2024). Start at your own site, train alongside primary care colleagues on an external rotation, then start applying what you have learned back at your own site. There is no cost to you — receive income replacement while on your 4-6 week experiential placement at an interdisciplinary primary care clinic.
Why take this training?
- Increase your confidence and competence to perform to the full extent of your scope of practice, as you become more efficient and capable with enhanced skills.
- Gain more job satisfaction with the skills and techniques you learn to provide even better patient care.
- Become more competitive in the job market with advanced skills, to improve your opportunities.
Only 15 pharmacists will be accepted and the deadline to apply is August 18, 2023. To be eligible, you must be a practicing, licensed pharmacist in Canada with at least 3 years of experience. The program is one of AFPC’s Pharmacist Training for Comprehensive Primary Care (PT4CPC) projects, which are part of the national initiative to accelerate change in how primary care practitioners work together, Team Primary Care: Training for Transformation. This initiative is funded by the Government of Canada's Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program.
- See the AFPC website for more information
- Learn about the Application Process and check the FAQ
- Read the Program Overview for training details
Team Primary Care — be part of the change.