Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why does the applicant have to be registered with South African Pharmacist’s Council
Doctor of pharmacy students take up posts with the Department of Health in the Eastern Cape. As part of fulfilling the requirements of the degree, the students are pharmacists within various health care settings. For this reason they must be registered as a Pharmacist in South Africa.
2. What qualities are we looking for in an applicant?
Applicants must be willing to adopt pharmaceutical care as their philosophy of practice and demonstrate that they are patient focused. They should be self-directed, life-long learners and able to demonstrate initiative. As they will be working in a team environment they should have good communication skills. They should possess a desire to move the profession of pharmacy forward.
3. What jobs will the graduates be eligible for?
Graduates of the program will be able to fill advanced practice roles for pharmacist in the public or private sector in hospitals, clinics as well as government, NGOs and academia.
4. What are the fees for the programme?
The tuition fees for the programme are approximately 30,000 SAR per year. A limited number of posts have been funded by the Eastern Cape Department of Health at the level of a senior pharmacist or above, depending on the past experience of the candidate.