CPRB News - September 2023

September 7, 2023

Survey update - September 2023

CPRB Surveyor Group Members  
  • Leslie Manuel* — Moncton, NB
  • Cathy Burger — Hamilton, ON
  • Roxane Carr* — Vancouver, BC
  • Barb Evans — Saskatoon, SK
  • Jean Lefebvre* — Québec, QC
  • Curtis Harder — Victoria, BC
  • Christine Landry* — Ottawa, ON
  • Marc Perrault — Montréal, QC
  • Erika MacDonald — Ottawa, ON
  • Barb Thomas — St. John's, NL
  • Amy Marriott — Toronto, ON 
  • Jennifer Bolt — Kelowna, BC
  • Bonnie Ralph — Kingston, ON
  • Gisia Pisegna — Moncton, NB
  • Rhonda Roedler — Calgary, AB

*Current CPRB member

New members
The group is pleased to welcome our newest members Bonnie Ralph, Amy Marriott, and Rhonda Roedler. Their expertise and commitment will undoubtedly contribute to the success of the group's mission.
Overview of CPRB Surveyor Group
CPRB surveyor group is comprised of residency program directors, coordinators, or preceptors of CPRB-accredited programs from each province that has residency programs. The primary objectives include: 
  • Recruit and train a pool of surveyors to conduct site surveys of pharmacy residency programs
  • Participate in 1-2 accreditation survey visits yearly
  • Review and propose updates to survey documents to CPRB
  • Identify, based on survey findings, any clarifications or changes required to the Accreditation Standards and sharing these with the Standards Group
  • Identify, based on survey findings, any educational opportunities, and sharing these with the CPRB and CSHP

Survey Activities
In terms of our survey activities, the group typically evaluates 8-12 programs annually. The number of programs surveyed depends on various factors, such as geographic locations, the number of residents, and the number of sites within each program. This spring, the group successfully surveyed 6 programs, and is gearing up to survey 4 more programs this fall.

The dedication and commitment of the surveyors to maintaining high standards within pharmacy residency programs across Canada are truly commendable. We look forward to continuing our collaborative efforts to ensure excellence in pharmacy education and training.