Collaborating with Family Physicians: The Rx for Success

Tags: Online learning

Research has shown that collaboration between physicians and pharmacists improves health outcomes and prevents adverse drug events.  In this online program, you will learn how to build a strong relationship with family physicians using various strategies and theories, so you can work collaboratively with them to better manage patients. The presenter will demonstrate how he has built a successful collaborative working relationship with many family doctors, residents and nurse practitioners at his site.

How to Register: To register, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on PRICING AND REGISTRATION. A drop-down menu will provide pricing information for members and non-members*. Select the option that applies to you, then click on Add to Cart to start the registration process.

*Not a member? Association members receive significant discounts on OPA professional development. Find out about becoming a member here.

For more information on the Allied Health Professional Development Fund (AHPDF), click here.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of a collaborative relationship between physicians and pharmacists related to better prescribing.
  • Coach family physicians through the act of prescribing.
  • Describe some of the traits family physicians find desirable in collaborative teammates.


Continuing Education Units
This program is not CCCEP accredited. CEUs will not be granted

Course Availability
You must complete the course until July 31, 2020, after which access will be removed.

Learning Format
Online, didactic learning modules (0.75 hr)

Learner Assessment
Multiple-choice assessment

Program Completion

To receive a letter of completion for this program, participants must complete the following requirements before July 31, 2020: 

  1. Complete the program’s online module. Instructions will be emailed to you separately after registration.
  2. Complete the multiple-choice exam, achieving a score of 70 per cent or higher within a maximum of two attempts.
  3. Complete a program evaluation.

Prerequisites and Target Audience

This program has no prerequisites. This online professional development program was designed to support pharmacists wishing to learn how to build collaborative working relationships with family physicians at their practice site.

Subject Matter Experts

  • Roland Halil, RPh, ACPR (BSc, BScPhm, PharmD)

Last updated: June 31, 2019

Inquiries: Please contact OPA’s professional development team by phone at 416-441-0788, option 3 (toll-free in Ontario at 1-877-341-0788, option 3), or by email at

Cancellation Policy: Cancelation requests must be submitted in writing to no later than five days after access to the program has been emailed to you. A $15 (+HST) administration and processing fee will apply. Cancellations will not be permitted once log-in to access the program material has been initiated. Program registration fees will not be refunded after the cancellation deadline.

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Event Date: Recurring | City: Online | Venue: Online

Pricing and Registration
Member Rate
2018 Collaborating with Family Physicians   $15.00 Add to Cart 
2019 Collaborating with Family Physician   $15.00 Add to Cart 
Non-Member Rate
2018 Collaborating with Family Physicians   $30.00 Add to Cart 
2019 Collaborating with Family Physician   $30.00 Add to Cart 
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