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January 6, 2012 (Vancouver) – PharmAchieve, the largest and leading provider of courses for the PEBC OSCE today announced the opening of registration for its courses in Vancouver. Says Hooman Katirai, CEO of PharmAchieve “With the opening of our Vancouver campus, Alberta and British Columbia residents no longer need to travel to Toronto to receive high quality OSCE instruction – something that has been lacking until now in their own areas.”

The Vancouver courses will take place over 5 days and feature the same high-quality instructors that teach PharmAchieve's Toronto-based courses. The Vancouver course features four mock OSCEs during which time students will complete cases with real standardized patients trained by local medical schools and training councils as well as licensed pharmacist assessors. Each case is immediately followed by 4 minutes of feedback from the licensed pharmacist and standardized patient.

Says Negeen Katirai, Lead Instructor of PharmAchieve "The way we have structured the course enables students to receive the classroom instruction they need, as well as the practice that is vital to passing a communication exam like the OSCE." During the five days of the course, students will personally complete more cases with standardized patients than are offered by other courses -- about 6 times more cases than the Bredin Institute and about 5 times more cases than UBC's CPP Program.

Students can register for the progam by visiting

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For further information please contact:

Hooman Katirai, PharmAchieve
(416) 722-2323

About PharmAchieve:

PharmAchieve (website: is the largest and leading provider of preparatory courses for the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada’s OSCE – an exam that all pharmacy graduates must pass in order to become licensed in Canada. The company trains more than 300 pharmacists per year using both classroom instruction and extensive medical simulation. The training results in a pass rate of greater than 90% -- which is significantly higher than the 39% pass rate published for first time international pharmacy graduates (IPGs). The company was founded by Harvard-trained faculty and run by a team that includes 3 current and former university professors.

PharmAchieve and the PharmAchieve logo are registered trademarks of PharmAchieve Corporation Ltd.