University of Manitoba Fourth Year Interns
Intern Registration with the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba
Students entering their final year of study at the University of Manitoba College of Pharmacy must complete an Intern Application for the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba. The successful submission of this application allows students to participate in a required 600-hour internship split into a pre-graduation phase (240 hours) and post-graduation phase (360 hours). A minimum of 400 of the total 600 internship practice hours must be served in a pharmacy that has direct contact with patients. If an intern’s practice site cannot fulfill this requirement, they must contact the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba so alternative arrangements can be made. For details, please review the Intern Application for the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (for applicants presently on the student register).
If you are a graduate of a post-secondary pharmacy program from outside Canada, please review the Registration and Licensure webpage for Pharmacists from Outside of Canada.
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.
The pre-graduation phase of student internship consists of 240 hours of pharmacy practice under the supervision of a pharmacist preceptor. The pre-graduation phase of internship begins in a student’s final Structured Practical Experiential Program (SPEP) rotation and is arranged and overseen by the University of Manitoba College of Pharmacy. Pre-graduation interns are responsible for their performance in accordance with their Program’s learning objectives. Pre-graduation interns must conduct themselves according to the standards of practice, Code of Ethics, legislated scope of practice for interns, and all other applicable legislation that governs the practice of pharmacy in Manitoba.
The post-graduation internship consists of 360 hours of pharmacy practice under the supervision of a College of Pharmacists of Manitoba Council approved pharmacist preceptor. Pharmacy students in their fourth year of study will receive a notice from the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba outlining the details of initiating and completing their post-graduate internship. The post-graduate internship phase acts as a transition from intern-status to pharmacist. During this phase of internship, interns must
- find their own preceptor;
- fulfill the learning and evaluation objectives outlined in the Internship Manual; and
- complete their post-graduation internship in a minimum of nine weeks and a maximum of 15 weeks.
For more information on the post-graduation internship, including how to find a preceptor and intern scope of practice, please visit
- Frequently Asked Questions: Interns and Preceptors
- College of Pharmacists of Manitoba Internship Manual
- Structured Practical Experiential Program Pharmacy Student and Intern Rotations Resource
Initial Pharmacist Licensure of University of Manitoba Graduates
Upon an intern’s successful completion of the University of Manitoba pharmacy program, completion of the post-graduate internship, AND receiving a recommendation for licensure from their preceptor through the Statement of Completion included with the internship forms, University of Manitoba College of Pharmacy graduates must submit an Application for Registration and Initial Licensure to the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba and be approved to practice as a pharmacist in Manitoba.
For details on the application requirements, please review the Application for Registration and Initial Licensure: University of Manitoba Graduate
For more information on pharmacy practice and regulation in Manitoba, including the College’s elected Council and various Committees, and expectations of pharmacy professionals in Manitoba, please review the Guide to Pharmacy Practice.