University of Waterloo Pharmacy graduate receives top score on national exam

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Scott Campbell with Ken Potvin, Director of AdmissionsScott Campbell (BScPhm 2013) has received the highest overall score in Canada on the 2013 Pharmacist Qualification Examination. 

One of our recent graduates, Scott Campbell (class of 2013) received the highest overall score in Canada on the Pharmacist Qualification Examination  for 2013. This Qualifying Exam offered by the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) is written by graduating pharmacy students across the country. As a result of this achievement, Scott will receive the George A. Burbidge Award for 2013 at the Canadian Pharmacists Association conference this spring in Saskatoon.

Scott is the first Waterloo Pharmacy student to receive this award.  Although this is an individual achievement, it also speaks to the quality of our curriculum and the instruction that our students receive.

“I am very honoured to win this award. I think that it speaks volumes about the progression of our curriculum at Waterloo, especially given the fact that we are still a relatively new school.” Scott Campbell

Scott currently works as a pharmacist at Paramount Pharmasave in Hamilton and will be joining a second Pharmasave location in February.

Scott plans to complete his PharmD education with the Waterloo School of Pharmacy and moving forward he hopes to own an independent community pharmacy.