The Pilot Program to Prepare for Practical Training (P4T) was a national short-term pilot project (2019-2022) that aimed to provide access to tools, resources, and a mentorship program to specifically address the learning and skills gaps that had been identified as barriers to success for international pharmacy graduates pursuing licensure as a pharmacist in Canada. The project had three main components which supported a smoother entry to pharmacy practice in Canada: a diagnostic tool, three learning modules and a mentorship program.
The P4T project, which was funded by the federal government of Canada, ended on December 31, 2022. NAPRA wishes to recognize all who participated in the project and contributed to its success. This includes the P4T Steering Committee Members, the subject matter experts who reviewed the programs, the vendors who supported the project, the project partners who provided assistance in various forms, and the mentors who dedicated their time, energy and expertise to support mentees on their path to licensure. Most of all, NAPRA would like to thank the Government of Canada’s Foreign Credential Recognition Program for its support and funding throughout the project’s lifecycle.
While the mentorship program administered as part of P4T did not continue, NAPRA is pleased to announce that the diagnostic tool and all three learning modules (DTLM) remain available for a single fee of $50.00, plus applicable taxes, effective January 2023. There are no conditions to access the DTLM. Pharmacists, international pharmacy graduates and pharmacy students alike will find information relevant to their pharmacy practice in Canada in the DTLM and are encouraged to participate in this learning program.
NAPRA Diagnostic Tool and Learning Modules (DTLM)
The diagnostic tool is an interactive online resource that assesses three areas of knowledge through a series of 45 questions, identifying specific gaps in knowledge and experience, and offers opportunities for improvement.
The three areas of knowledge addressed are:
- Knowledge of the Canadian healthcare system;
- Cultural diversity and awareness; and
- Professional communication.
Once the initial assessment is completed, access to three interactive online learning modules is unlocked. The learning modules help participants to further develop knowledge and skills relevant to Canadian pharmacy practice in the three areas assessed in the diagnostic tool.
Modalities of Participation
There are no conditions to access NAPRA’s DTLM. The learning program is available to all pharmacists, international pharmacy graduates and pharmacy students who wish to increase their understanding of the knowledge and skills required for pharmacy practice in a Canadian setting and/or to prepare to meet the requirements of the pharmacy regulatory authorities for licensure in their respective jurisdiction.
The cost for the diagnostic tool and all three learning modules is $50.00, plus applicable taxes.
Participants will receive a certificate of completion once all four components have been completed. Participants are asked to contact [email protected] if an individual certificate of completion is required.
Those who wish to participate in the DTLM are invited to do so as follows:
- Visit the NAPRA DTLM registration page
- Create a new account
- Choose a course
- Pay the fee of $50.00 (+ applicable taxes)
For further information or any other questions, please contact [email protected].