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National Indigenous Peoples Day: Resources for Pharmacy Professionals

June 21, 2024
 
 
 
In recognition of National Indigenous History Month throughout June and in commemoration of National Indigenous Peoples Day today, we are excited to share a wealth of resources tailored for pharmacy professionals.  
 
This initiative is presented in conjunction with the Indigenous Pharmacy Professionals of Canada (IPPC) and CSHP's National Indigenous Peoples Day presentation on Truth and Reconciliation in Hospital Pharmacy.  
 
CSHP aims to provide everyone with essential tools and information to deepen their understanding of Indigenous health and empower them with the knowledge to actively combat anti-Indigenous racism in pharmacy and healthcare settings. 

Resources 

Indigenous Pharmacy Professionals of Canada website 
IPPC recently launched their own website which is full of information about the work that the organization does, assorted opportunities for Indigenous pharmacy professionals and members, information on upcoming events, and more! 

National Indigenous Peoples Day presentation on Truth and Reconciliation in Hospital Pharmacy
On June 21, Amy Lamb, Executive Director of IPPC, delivered a pre-recorded session discussing healthcare biases, culturally safe care, and Indigenous health research. The event was hosted live by CSHP Past President Sean Spina, and Kirsten Fox who are both founding members of the IPPC Board. Watch the presentation below!

Multilateral efforts for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (2023)
In observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Indigenous Pharmacy Professionals of Canada (IPPC), CAPSI, CPhA, and CSHP pledged to address and prevent inequities faced by Indigenous patients. As a community we supported Indigenous led, culturally safe practices through a social media campaign based on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's health Calls to Action, urging recognition, funding, and goal setting. Click here to read these posts and learn more about how you can help fulfill these calls to action! 

Movement Forward with Truth and Reconciliation within Hospital Pharmacy 
As part of our 2023 Hospital News special section, Amber Ruben from Indigenous Pharmacy Professionals of Canada authored an article that provides crucial insight from an Indigenous pharmacy professional and provides ways that allies can help move pharmacy towards Truth and Reconciliation.   
 
Resource spotlight: Indigenous History Month (2022) 
This Resource Spotlight offers materials to aid pharmacy professionals in enhancing their cultural competency and clinical expertise regarding the unique health needs of Indigenous patients. 

Standing Against Injustice and Working Towards Reconciliation in Health Care
As part of an executive commentary in CJHP, the 2021 CSHP Executive reasserted their commitment to addressing systemic racism in healthcare, particularly against Indigenous peoples, and outlined the steps members can take to create inclusive, equitable environments, including anti-racism training and advocacy for Indigenous cultural safety. 

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: Resources (2021)
Emphasizing the importance of recognizing and reflecting on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation every September 30, this piece urges pharmacy professionals to reflect on colonialism's impact and healthcare inequities, and to engage with resources for ongoing reconciliation efforts. 

Centering Indigenous voices in CSHP's advocacy work 
This call to action from CSHP underscores its commitment to dismantling systemic injustice in healthcare, emphasizing the need to centre and amplify the voices and leadership of Indigenous members. 

Indigenous Health and Reconciliation in Pharmacy 
In 2019, Dr. Jaris Swidrovich led a comprehensive webinar exploring various Indigenous communities, detailing past and present government policies affecting Indigenous health, and discussing prevalent health challenges within these communities. The session also included practical examples of cultural safety and a summary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, with suggestions for how pharmacy professionals can respond to the TRC Calls to Action.

 
 
June 21, 2024
National Indigenous Peoples Day: Resources for Pharmacy Professionals

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CPRB News -  June 2024

June 18, 2024
 
 

Pfizer Award Winners – Year 2 Residencies

The Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) wishes to congratulate Hazal Babadagli (Alberta Health Services – Cardiology) and Shazia Damji (Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services, Internal Medicine) the winners of the Advanced (Year 2) Pharmacy Residency Award sponsored by Pfizer Canada.  Their research manuscripts were: " Pharmacist-Led Follow-Up Program for RurAL Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: The PLURAL-ACS Pilot Program” (Babadagli) and “Prioritizing Quality Over Quantity: Defining Optimal Pharmacist-to-Patient Ratios to Ensure Comprehensive Direct Patient Care in a Medical or Surgical Unit” (Damji).

The Advanced (Year 2) Pharmacy Residency Award recognizes pharmacy residents whose research projects are judged to be most deserving in terms of significant innovation, practical application, and/or development of pharmacy practice. The CSHP Pharmacy Residency Award consists of a $1,000 prize.
To be eligible, each candidate must:
  • Be a current member of CSHP;
  • Be currently enrolled in or one-year post-completion of a Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board (CPRB)-accredited (or accreditation-pending) Advanced (Year 2) Pharmacy Residency program;
  • Submit an award application to the CSHP, which includes the manuscript describing the residency project.  

Thank you to all who applied and to the National Awards Committee who adjudicated the award submissions. 

PRAMS 2025-2026 Application Cycle Updates and Key Dates

Thank you to those from across the country who responded to this year's PRAMS program survey. Your responses helped CPRB refine the application to make it easier for applicants to accurately provide the information requested and for programs to assess candidates.

Application form refinements include clearer instructions on what information to input into text boxes, dropdown menus for pharmacy education, and the reduction in the text fields for undergraduate education.  In addition, referees will receive an email confirming their submission has been sent.  

A sample application with all updates will be available in August to allow programs to prepare for applicant screening and interviewing.  

 The applicant fee structure will be $275 for 5 programs, and any additional program will cost $25 per program. 
 
Dates of note for the 2025/2026 application cycle are as follows:

  • July 22 – August 8, 2024 – Programs to provide updated information for PRAMS
  • August 12, 2024 – PRAMS opens to applicants 
  • October 10, 2024, 11:59AM EST – PRAMS closes to applicants and applications available to programs 
  • January 8, 2025 – Ranking deadline for applicants and programs 
  • January 15, 2025 – Match results available
  • January 24, 2025 – Final deadline date for applicants to accept a residency position.
  • January 27, 2025 – Programs with unfilled positions may contact unmatched applicants to fill open positions
 

Nouvelles du CCRP – mai 2024  

18 juin, 2024  

Lauréats des prix Pfizer – Résidences année 2

La Société canadienne des pharmaciens d'hôpitaux (SCPH) souhaite féliciter Hazal Babadagli (Alberta Health Services – Cardiologie) et Shazia Damji (Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services, Médecine interne), les personnes lauréates du prix de résidence en pratique avancée en pharmacie (2e année) parrainé par Pfizer Canada.  Les manuscrits de recherche étaient : " Pharmacist-Led Follow-Up Program for RurAL Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: The PLURAL-ACS Pilot Program” (Babadagli) et “Prioritizing Quality Over Quantity: Defining Optimal Pharmacist-to-Patient Ratios to Ensure Comprehensive Direct Patient Care in a Medical or Surgical Unit” (Damji).

Le prix de résidence en pratique avancée (2e année) récompense les résidents en pharmacie dont les projets de recherche sont jugés les plus méritants en termes d’innovation significative, d’application pratique et/ou de développement de la pratique pharmaceutique. Le prix de résidence en pharmacie de la SCPH consiste en un prix de 1,000 $.
Pour être éligible, chaque candidat doit :
  • Être membre actuel de la SCPH;
  • Être actuellement inscrit ou avoir terminé depuis moins d'un an un programme de résidence en pratique avancée en pharmacie (2e année) agréé par le Conseil canadien de la résidence en pharmacie (CCRP) (ou en attente d'agrément);
  • Soumettre une demande de bourse à la SCPH, qui comprend le manuscrit décrivant le projet de résidence.

Merci à tous ceux qui ont postulé et au Comité national des prix qui a évalué les candidatures.

Cycle d'application PRAMS 2025-2026 et dates importantes

Merci à tous ayant répondu au sondage du programme PRAMS de cette année. Vos réponses ont aidé le CCRP à améliorer le formulaire de candidature en facilitant la saisie de données précises par les candidats et l'évaluation des candidats par les programmes.

Les améliorations apportées au formulaire de candidature incluent des instructions plus claires sur les informations à saisir dans les champs libres, des menus déroulants pour la formation en pharmacie et la diminution de champs pour la formation de premier cycle.  De plus, les personnes agissant comme références recevront un courriel confirmant que leur soumission a été envoyée.

Un exemple du formulaire de candidature avec toutes les mises à jour sera disponible en août pour permettre aux programmes de se préparer pour la sélection des candidats.

La structure des frais de candidature sera de 275 $ pour 5 programmes, et la sélection de tout programme supplémentaire coûtera 25 $ par programme.
 
Les dates importantes pour le cycle de candidature 2025/2026 sont les suivantes :

  • 22 juillet – 8 août 2024 – Remise d'informations mises à jour par les programmes pour PRAMS
  • 12 août 2024 – PRAMS ouvre aux candidats
  • 10 octobre 2024, 11 h 59 HNE – PRAMS ferme aux candidats, et candidatures disponibles pour les programmes
  • 8 janvier 2025 – Date limite pour le classement des candidats et des programmes
  • 15 janvier 2025 – Résultats de jumelage disponible
  • 24 janvier 2025 – Date limite finale pour que les candidats acceptent un poste de résidence
  • 27 janvier 2025 – Les programmes avec des postes non pourvus peuvent contacter les candidats non jumelés pour pourvoir les postes vacants.
June 18, 2024
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Pride in Pharmacy: Comprehensive Resources for 2SLGBTQIA+ Patient Care 

June 1, 2024
 
During Pride Month in June, it's important to reflect on its history and significance. For pharmacy professionals, this includes considering how to best serve 2SLGBTQIA+ patients by providing equitable and inclusive care. Staying informed about the unique health needs of this community is essential.  
 
Explore valuable resources that can help pharmacy professionals provide equitable patient care for all.

Internal Resources

CSHP Ontario Branch - May Journal Club: Where to Start? Considering Sex and Gender in Research and Practice

In this session speaker Mira Maximos describes how sex and gender related factors may influence therapeutic efficacy and safety. She also explores how research led by and involving pharmacy professionals can begin to consider sex and gender related factors.

Clinical Pearl: Student reflection on Pride Month & 2SLGBTQIA+ advocacy during pharmacy school and Resource Spotlight: Pride and 2SLGBTQIA+ advocacy  

 Read last year’s Pride month student perspective on how pharmacy students can advocate for the 2SLGBTQIA+ population all year round then brush up on 2SLGBTQIA+ inclusive care resources available for patients and pharmacy professionals, both by Holly Wingate. 
 

The Hospital Pharmacist’s Role In 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusive Patient Care 

Jessica Sheard’s article covers how hospital pharmacy professionals are well-positioned to provide equitable and inclusive care to 2SLGBTQ+ patients during their hospital stay.
 

Pharmacists as EDI Champions: Reflections of a Pharmacy Resident on the Role of Pharmacists in Minimizing Health Inequities for Underserved Populations 

Written while a resident,  Zach Kennedy reflects on how pharmacists can be great advocates for their patients in EDIA, particularly when nobody else takes up that role.  

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in HIV care: an approach to stigma 

Caitlin Olatunbosun offers insights into how EDIA principles can ensure access to care for everyone, especially in HIV treatment and beyond.

External Resources 

prideHealth 

Nova Scotia Health established prideHealth to enhance access to health services that are safe, coordinated, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate for 2SLGBTQIA+ community members. PrideHealth houses an interactive online tool which includes guidance on navigating Trans and Gender-diverse healthcare, informational brochuresposters, and much more!
 

CPhA Updated practice tools to help your LGBT2SQ+ patients

Our peers at CPhA have a few great, updated resources for healthcare providers to better help 2SLGBTQIA+ patients including 10 actions for creating an inclusive pharmacy space, a guide to 2SLGBTQIA+-friendly language, as well as other posters and webinars! 
 

ASHP pride month podcasts

As part of their pride month celebrations our American counterparts at ASHP host a series of podcasts with LGBTQ pharmacy leaders.  

Rainbow Health Ontario Resource Library

This resource library by Sherbourne Health gathers and distributes the latest, credible health resources tailored to the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities across Ontario.  

Trans Care BC – Health Professionals resources

This resource page Provincial Health Services Authority’s Trans Care BC was designed to help healthcare professionals provide optimal care to trans, Two-Spirit, and non-binary patients. It features a primer on gender-affirming care, professional development courses, and a primary care toolkit for initiating or maintaining hormone therapy, and additional reading materials to enhance practice. 

The College of Pharmacists of BC Joins the 2SLGBTQ+ Community in Celebrating PRIDE

In 2021, the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia published an article emphasizing the crucial role pharmacists play in providing safe, effective, and ethical care to 2SLGBTQ+ individuals throughout the healthcare system. The article calls for the use of inclusive language and highlights the impact of 2SLGBTQIA+ identification on patient safety and experiences. 

Alberta Health Services: LGBTQ2S+ / Sexual and Gender Diversity – Resources

This resource offers comprehensive support, including educational materials and awareness programs aimed at building safe spaces. It also features a section dedicated to transgender health, providing valuable information and guidance for healthcare professionals. 

Anti-Trans Risk Map

The Anti-Trans Risk Map is an essential tool that identifies regions where transgender individuals face increased risks due to discriminatory laws, policies, and social climates. Given that such legislation can significantly impact the physical and mental health of affected individuals1,2, this tool can help pharmacy professionals stay informed about current legal conditions and advocate for trans, gender-diverse, and other 2SLGBTQIA+ communities. 

Human Rights Campaign: Providing LGBTQ-Inclusive Care and Services at your Pharmacy

This guide created by the Human Rights Campaign was developed to help pharmacy professionals provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for their 2SLGBTQIA+ patients. 

National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center

The US-based National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center offers a wide array of learning resources, including educational modules, toolkits, and webinars on various health-related topics. 

References

  1. Andreou A. Anti-trans laws will have a chilling effect on medicine [Internet]. Scientific American; 2022 [cited 2024 May]. Available from: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/anti-trans-laws-will-have-a-chilling-effect-on-medicine/ 
  2. Barbee H, Deal C, Gonzales G [Internet]. U.S. National Library of Medicine; 2022 [cited 2024 May]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10204642/  
June 01, 2024
Pride in Pharmacy: Comprehensive Resources for 2SLGBTQIA+ Patient Care

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CPRB News - May 2024

May 21, 2024
 
 

Student and Resident Networking Event

The CPRB hosted a Student and Resident Networking Event at the CSHP Professional Practice Conference on April 20, 2024, in Niagara Falls.  It was a very successful event with 52 residents, 3 students, and 55 volunteer practitioners in attendance.  Thank you to everyone who attended.  The Networking Event is held each year at the CSHP PPC Conference.
 




Aleisha Enemark, CPRB Chair and Host of the Event



Participants at the Student and Resident Networking Event

 
CPRB Members from left to right: Christine Landry, Debbie Kwan, Aleisha Enemark, Melanie Danilak,  Roxane Carr, Erika MacDonald, Debi Allen, Rita Dhami
 

2024/2025 Quebec Pharmacy Residency Stats

In the March 2024 CPRB news we published the Pharmacy Residency Application Matching Services (PRAMS) statistics, which includes data for all year 1 pharmacy residency programs in Canada, except Québec where admissions are conducted by universities.  The following data summarizes the admission statistics for the Québec Master’s in Advanced Pharmacotherapy programs (year 1 residency program) for the 2024/2025 academic year.
 
 

Nouvelles du CCRP – mai 2024  

21 mai, 2024  

Événement de réseautage des étudiants et résidents

Le CCRP a organisé un événement de réseautage pour les étudiants et résidents lors de la conférence sur la pratique professionnelle de la SCPH le 20 avril 2024 à Niagara Falls.  Ce fut un événement très réussi avec la participation de 52 résidents, 3 étudiants et 55 praticiens bénévoles. Merci à tous ceux qui ont participé. L'événement de réseautage a lieu chaque année lors de la conférence PPC de la SCPH.
 



Aleisha Enemark, présidente du CCRP et animatrice de l'événement



Participants à l'événement de réseautage des étudiants et résidents
 
Membres du CCRP présents de gauche à droite : Christine Landry, Debbie Kwan, Aleisha Enemark, Melanie Danilak, Roxane Carr, Erika MacDonald, Debi Allen, Rita Dhami
 

Statistiques de résidence en pharmacie du Québec 2024/2025

Dans les nouvelles du CCRP de mars 2024, nous avons publié les statistiques du Service de jumelage des résidents (Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service, PRAMS), qui comprennent des données pour tous les programmes de résidence en pharmacie de première année au Canada, à l'exception du Québec, où les admissions sont effectuées par les universités. Les données suivantes résument les statistiques d'admission pour les programmes québécois de Maîtrise en pharmacothérapie avancée (programme de résidence de première année) pour l'année universitaire 2024-2025.
 
 
April 12, 2024
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April 23, 2024
 
 

Accreditation Policies and Procedures Update 

The Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board (CPRB) has worked on updates to the Accreditation Policies and Procedures over the last year.  These 2024 updates are now posted to the CPRB website. Highlights of the key changes include the addition of the accreditation award definitions and modifications to the definitions and categories for residency programs.  In addition, the CPRB has updated the Notification of Intent form that new residency programs wishing to request accreditation must complete and submit to the CPRB coordinator at cprb@cshp.ca.  This PDF Fillable form can also be found on the CPRB website.

Pfizer Award Winners – Year 1

The Pharmacy Practice Residency Award recognizes Year 1 Pharmacy Residents whose major residency project (typically a research project) are judged to be most deserving in terms of significant innovation, practical application, and/or development in an institutional pharmacy practice setting. Winners receive a $1,000 cash prize.
To be eligible, each candidate must:
  • Be a current member of CSHP and must have been a member of CSHP at the time the residency was completed;
  • Be currently enrolled in, or one-year post-completion, of a CPRB-accredited (or accreditation-pending) Year 1 pharmacy residency program in the province of the CSHP branch administering the award;
  • Submit an award application to the CSHP branch in the province in which the residency was completed.   

The winners of the 2023 Pharmacy Practice Residency Award, sponsored by Pfizer Canada are listed below.

British Columbia Branch (5 awards)

1. Kathleen Lau (Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services)

  • The Effect of Infographic Counselling Aid on Patient Treatment Satisfaction and Understanding in Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction (INFOSat-HF): A Prospective Single- Arm Before-and-After Study 

2. Amy Jradi (Northern Health)

  • Pharmacists’ Perceived Confidence and Efficacy in Managing Patients with Suicidal Ideation-An Assessment of a Pilot Workshop 

3. Zoe Hopkins  (Island Health)

  • A Retrospective Evaluation of Pulmonary Embolism and Thrombolysis in patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (REPEAT ICU) 

4. Alison Bentley (Island Health)

  • Counting the Carbon: Quantifying Financial and Environmental Implications of Wasted Inhaler Doses in the Hospital Setting 

5. Franklin Hu (Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services)

  • Patient-reported Outcomes and Experience following Initiation of Elexacaftor/Tezacaftor/Ivacaftor for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis 

Alberta Branch (1 award)

6. Christina Watts (Alberta Health Services)

  • Pharmacist Telephone Follow-up for Antineoplastic Agents used in Hematologic Cancers 

Saskatchewan Branch (1 award)
7. Calvin Yee and Habiba Elshorbagy (Saskatchewan Health Authority)

  • Entrust the Process: Development and Implementation of an Entrustable Professional Activity Assessment Tool for Pharmacy Students Educating Patients on Oral Anticoagulant 

Manitoba Branch (1 award)
8. Danielle D'Entremont  (Winnipeg Regional Health Authority)

  • Characterizing Empiric Antibiotic Therapy for Pediatric Cellulitis at a Hospital with a High Prevalence of MRSA 

New Brunswick and Nova Scotia Branches (1 award)
9. Austin Harding (Nova Scotia Health Authority)

  • Identifying Influences on Decision-Making Regarding Antipsychotic Prescribing to Long-Term Care Residents with Dementia: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Literature

Newfoundland and Labrador Branch (1 award)
10. Courtney Donovan (Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services)

  • A quality-of-life assessment and personal recount of patients currently receiving Cystic Fibrosis therapy with elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor 

Ontario Branch (4 awards)
11. Sarah Tessier (The Ottawa Hospital)

  • Assessing Hospital Pharmacists’ Clinical Scope of Practice in Ontario 

12. Kadaajah Johnson-Louis (Humber River Hospital)

  • Prospective Comparison of Vancomycin Area Under the Curve and Trough Concentration in Specific Populations

13. Gabrielle Busque (Unity Health Toronto)

  • Describing and Evaluating the Clinical Pharmacist's Role in a Canadian Multiple Sclerosis Clinic

14.  Mishka Danchuk-Lauzon (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)

  • Cannabis Prevalence and Patterns of Use in Cancer Patients Receiving Systemic Anticancer Treatment at Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre: A Prospective Survey Study

2023 Graduates

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 residents who successfully completed the Accredited & Accreditation-Pending (Year 1 and Advanced Practice – Year 2) Pharmacy Residency Programs!  


Nouvelles du CCRP – Mars 2024  

23 avril, 2024  

Mise à jour des politiques et procédures d'agrément 

Au cours de la dernière année, le Conseil canadien de la résidence en pharmacie (CCRP) a travaillé à la mise à jour des politiques et procédures d'agrément. Ces mises à jour pour 2024 sont maintenant affichées sur le site Web du CCRP (à noter, la version française sera disponible sous peu).  Les principaux changements comprennent l'ajout des définitions des catégories de certificats d'agrément, ainsi que des modifications aux définitions et aux catégories des programmes de résidence.  En outre, le CCRP a mis à jour le formulaire d’Avis d’intention que les nouveaux programmes de résidence souhaitant demander l'agrément doivent remplir et soumettre au coordonnateur du CCRP à l'adresse cprb@cshp.ca.  Ce formulaire PDF remplissable est également disponible sur le site web du CCRP.

Lauréats des prix Pfizer – Année 1

Le prix de la résidence en pratique pharmaceutique récompense les résidents en pharmacie (Année 1) dont les principaux projets de résidence (typiquement un projet de recherche) sont jugés les plus méritants en termes d'innovation, d'application pratique et/ou de développement d'une pratique pharmaceutique institutionnelle.  Les lauréats reçoivent un prix de 1 000 dollars. 
Pour être éligible, chaque candidat doit:

  • Être membre actuel de la SCPH et avoir été membre de la SCPH au moment où la résidence a été complétée ;
  • Être actuellement inscrit à un programme de résidence en pharmacie (Année 1) agréé (ou en attente d'agrément) dans la province de la division de la SCPH qui administre le prix, ou avoir terminé ce programme depuis un an ; 
  • Soumettre une demande de prix à la division de la SCPH de la province dans laquelle la résidence a été complétée.    

Les lauréats du Prix de la résidence en pratique pharmaceutique 2023, parrainé par Pfizer Canada, sont énumérés ci-dessous.

Division Colombie-Britannique (5 prix) 

1. Kathleen Lau (Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services)

  • The Effect of Infographic Counselling Aid on Patient Treatment Satisfaction and Understanding in Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction (INFOSat-HF): A Prospective Single- Arm Before-and-After Study 

2. Amy Jradi (Northern Health)

  • Pharmacists’ Perceived Confidence and Efficacy in Managing Patients with Suicidal Ideation-An Assessment of a Pilot Workshop 

3. Zoe Hopkins  (Island Health)

  • A Retrospective Evaluation of Pulmonary Embolism and Thrombolysis in patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (REPEAT ICU) 

4. Alison Bentley (Island Health)

  • Counting the Carbon: Quantifying Financial and Environmental Implications of Wasted Inhaler Doses in the Hospital Setting 

5. Franklin Hu (Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services)

  • Patient-reported Outcomes and Experience following Initiation of Elexacaftor/Tezacaftor/Ivacaftor for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis 

Division Alberta (1 prix) 

6. Christina Watts (Alberta Health Services)

  • Pharmacist Telephone Follow-up for Antineoplastic Agents used in Hematologic Cancers 

Division Saskatchewan (1 prix) 
7. Calvin Yee and Habiba Elshorbagy (Saskatchewan Health Authority)

  • Entrust the Process: Development and Implementation of an Entrustable Professional Activity Assessment Tool for Pharmacy Students Educating Patients on Oral Anticoagulant 

Division Manitoba (1 prix) 
8. Danielle D'Entremont  (Winnipeg Regional Health Authority)

  • Characterizing Empiric Antibiotic Therapy for Pediatric Cellulitis at a Hospital with a High Prevalence of MRSA 

Divisions Nouveau-Brunswick et Nouvelle-Écosse (1 prix) 
9. Austin Harding (Nova Scotia Health Authority)

  • Identifying Influences on Decision-Making Regarding Antipsychotic Prescribing to Long-Term Care Residents with Dementia: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Literature

Division Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador (1 prix) 
10. Courtney Donovan (Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services)

  • A quality-of-life assessment and personal recount of patients currently receiving Cystic Fibrosis therapy with elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor 

Division Ontario (4 prix) 
11. Sarah Tessier (The Ottawa Hospital)

  • Assessing Hospital Pharmacists’ Clinical Scope of Practice in Ontario 

12. Kadaajah Johnson-Louis (Humber River Hospital)

  • Prospective Comparison of Vancomycin Area Under the Curve and Trough Concentration in Specific Populations 

13. Gabrielle Busque (Unity Health Toronto)

  • Describing and Evaluating the Clinical Pharmacist's Role in a Canadian Multiple Sclerosis Clinic

14.  Mishka Danchuk-Lauzon (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre)

  • Cannabis Prevalence and Patterns of Use in Cancer Patients Receiving Systemic Anticancer Treatment at Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre: A Prospective Survey Study

Diplômés 2023

Félicitations aux résidents de 2022-2023 qui ont terminé avec succès les programmes de résidence en pharmacie agréés ou en attente d'agrément (année 1 et pratique avancée - année 2)!


April 12, 2024
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CPRB News - March 2024 / mars 2024

March 26, 2024
 
 

Gen Next: Residency & Student Networking Event @ PPC 

Connect with other pharmacy professionals at the Student and Resident Networking Event at the CSHP Professional Practice Conference (PPC) April 19-21, 2024, in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The networking event will be held on Saturday, April 20th from 5 to 6h30 pm. When registering for the conference, be sure to put the Residency and Student Networking Event as an add-on to your ticket.  To register, please go to CSHP Professional Practice Conference 2024

CPRB Accreditation Visits 

In Fall 2023, CPRB visited a total of four programs including: IWK Health Centre (Halifax, NS), Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services (St. John’s, NL), University Health Network/McGill University Health Centre – Year 2 HIV Advanced Residency Program (Toronto, ON and Montréal, QC), and Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services – Year 2 Critical Care (Vancouver, BC).    

In Spring 2024, CPRB surveyors will be visiting another five programs including: Saskatchewan Regional Health Authority (Saskatoon, SK), Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto, ON), University Health Network – Year 1 General (Toronto, ON), University Health Network – Year 1 Primary Care (Toronto, ON), and Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services – Year 1 (Vancouver, BC). 

We would like to thank the directors and coordinators of these programs for all the work they and their teams have devoted to preparing for the surveys. The Board appreciates your time, effort, and commitment to residency training.  We look forward to visiting you again!  As well, we would like to thank all the surveyors for the precious time they dedicated to these visits. 
 

PRAMS Statistics 2024 

The Pharmacy Residency Application Matching Services (PRAMS) successfully matched 147 residents to residency programs for the 2024-2025 year. Applications to residency programs continue to be competitive. The chart below provides the residency match statistics for the last seven years. Though the number of candidates has decreased in the last few years, the number of positions filled has increased due to an increase in the number of residency programs and an increase in the number of positions available.

Please note this table does not include residents recruited for the programs in Quebec as applications are conducted through university registration later in the Spring. This data will be provided in the next couple of months for the 2024/2025 year. 
CPRB wishes to thank those who provided feedback in the recent PRAMS Survey. We are working to implement changes based on the feedback provided to further improve the matching process. 

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Nouvelles du CCRP – Mars 2024  

26 mars, 2024  

Gen Next : Événement de réseautage pour les étudiants et résidents au CPP 

Entrez en contact avec d'autres professionnels de la pharmacie lors de l'événement de réseautage pour les étudiants et les résidents qui aura lieu dans le cadre du Congrès de pratique professionnelle (CPP) de la SCPH, du 19 au 21 avril 2024, à Niagara Falls, en Ontario. L’événement de réseautage aura lieu le samedi 20 avril de 17h à 18h30. Lorsque vous vous inscrivez au congrès, assurez-vous d'ajouter l'événement de réseautage pour les résidents et les étudiants à votre billet. Pour vous inscrire, rendez-vous à CSHP Professional Practice Conference 2024.  

Visites d'agrément du CCRP  

À l'automne 2023, le Conseil canadien CCRP a visité un total de quatre programmes, notamment : IWK Health Centre (Halifax, NS), Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services (St. John's, NL), University Health Network/McGill University Health Centre – Résidence de pratique avancée (année 2) en VIH (Toronto, ON et Montréal, QC), et Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services – Soins Critiques (Année 2) (Vancouver, BC).     

Au printemps 2024, les évaluateurs du CCRP visitrons cinq autres programmes, notamment : Saskatchewan Regional Health Authority (Saskatoon, SK), Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto, ON), University Health Network – Programme général (Année 1) (Toronto, ON), University Health Network – Programme de soins primaires (Année 1) (Toronto, ON), et Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services – Année 1 (Vancouver, BC).  

Nous tenons à remercier les directeurs et les coordinateurs de ces programmes pour tout le travail qu'eux et leurs équipes ont consacré à la préparation des visites d’agrément. Le Conseil apprécie votre temps, vos efforts et votre engagement envers la formation des résidents.  Nous avons hâte de vous rendre visite à nouveau! Nous tenons également à remercier tous les évaluateurs pour le temps précieux qu'ils ont consacré à ces visites.

Statistiques PRAMS 2024  

Le service de jumelage des résidents (Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service, PRAMS) a réussi à jumeler 147 résidents à des programmes de résidence pour l'année 2024-2025. Les candidatures aux programmes de résidence continuent d'être compétitives. Le tableau ci-dessous présente les statistiques de jumelage pour les sept dernières années. Bien que le nombre de candidats ait diminué au cours des dernières années, le nombre de postes pourvus a augmenté en raison de l'augmentation du nombre de programmes de résidence et du nombre de postes disponibles.  

Veuillez noter que ce tableau n'inclut pas les résidents recrutés pour les programmes au Québec, car les candidatures se font par le biais des inscriptions universitaires et plus tard au printemps.  Ces données seront fournies dans les prochains mois pour l'année 2024/2025.  
Le CCRP souhaite remercier les personnes qui ont fait part de leurs commentaires dans le cadre de la récente enquête PRAMS.  Nous nous efforçons de mettre en œuvre des changements basés sur les commentaires fournis afin d'améliorer encore le processus d'appariement. 
March 26, 2024
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CPRB News - December 2023

December 20, 2023
 
 
 

Outgoing and New CPRB Members


The Canadian Pharmacy Residency  Board (CPRB) graciously thanks Dr. Henry Halapy for his important contribution to the CPRB during his 6-year mandate on the Board. Henry was instrumental in updating the Standards, continuously improving the Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS), and for the development of the Ranges of Contexts and Activities and Expected Levels of Performance for Residents in Accredited Canadian Pharmacy Residency Programs document.  He will be greatly missed, in particular for his wisdom and great kindness.  Henry will continue to contribute to the CPRB as a member of the Standards Group and the Surveyor Group. 

The Board is very happy to welcome two new members: Dr. Erika MacDonald (The Ottawa Hospital) and Dr. Rhonda Roedler (Alberta Health Services). 

Membres sortants et nouveaux membres

Le Conseil canadien de résidence en pharmacie (CCRP) remercie chaleureusement Dr. Henry Halapy pour son importante contribution au CCRP lors des 6 ans de son mandat sur le Conseil.  Henry était instrumental pour la mise à jour des Normes d’agrément, l’amélioration continue du service de jumelage des résidents (PRAMS), et pour le développement du document Ranges of Contexts and Activities and Expected Levels of Performance for Residents in Accredited Canadian Pharmacy Residency Programs.  Il nous manquera beaucoup, en particulier pour sa sagesse et sa grande gentillesse.  Henry continuera à contribuer au CCRP en tant que membre du Groupe des Normes d’agrément et du Groupe des évaluateurs. 

Le Conseil est heureux d’accueillir deux nouveaux membres : Dre. Erika MacDonald (L’Hôpital d’Ottawa) et Dre. Rhonda Roedler (Alberta Health Services). 
 


December 20, 2023
CPRB News - December 2023

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2023 AGM Weekend Recap – Meet the new CSHP President, Board members and task forces! 

November 7, 2023
 
 
From October 20 to 22, CSHP held Board meetings and its Annual General Meeting in Montréal.
 
Throughout the weekend Board members, Executive members, Branch presidents, and CSHP staff had plenty of discussions on priority topics for CSHP and hospital pharmacy. Keep reading to learn what happened! 

 

Board of Directors changes

 

The Board saw a few changes over AGM weekend. Very notable was the departure of CSHP National Board of Directors stalwart, Zack Dumont; he took his final bows after more than a decade of demanding work on the Board of Directors- and Saskatchewan Branch leadership before that. Throughout his tenure, Zack has touched everything from a pharmacy technician task force to being an expert and speaker for CSHP’s Hospital Pharmacy 101 to being a co-chair of the Vision for the Hospital Pharmacy Profession Task Force, and much more. His dedication and knowledge on top of his unprecedented two-year presidency where he led CSHP through a time of uncertainty. CSHP is incredibly grateful to Zack who remains committed to CSHP with his presence on committees, serving as Saskatchewan Branch’s secretary and, as of AGM weekend, as a proud CSHP Fellow! 

Other moves on the Board include Sean Spina taking up the Past President mantle after leading CSHP through the end of the 2020-2023 strategic plan. Ashley Walus was promoted to the President position where she will be focused on incorporating CSHP’s vision for hospital pharmacy into the next strategic plan. Katie Hollis officially stepped into her role as President-Elect. As for representation from the Branches, CSHP bid adieu to the now-former New Brunswick Delegate Chantal Michaud along with former Student Delegate Abby Krupski and then welcomed New Brunswick’s new delegate Timothy MacLaggan and Student Delegate Jacqueline Tian-Tran from the University of Saskatchewan.

 

Task forces

Vision for the Hospital Pharmacy Profession Task Force
The Vision for the Hospital Pharmacy Profession Task Force crafted 12 outstanding vision statements unanimously approved by the Board. They are as follows:

  1. Pharmacy professionals engage in shared decision-making to provide evidence-informed care that incorporates patients' values, needs, and preferences.
  2. Pharmacy professionals provide equitable, culturally appropriate care tailored to the populations they serve. 
  3. Pharmacy professionals collaborate to address patients' medication needs across the continuum of care.  
  4. Pharmacy professionals engage patients and their caregivers in managing the patient's health and wellness. 
  5. Pharmacy professionals optimize patient care by practicing with their full and expanding scope of responsibilities. 
  6. Pharmacy professionals develop and maintain leadership skills to benefit their patients, themselves, and the profession. 
  7. Pharmacy professionals meet complex practice needs in healthcare systems by engaging in formal training opportunities, including specialization and credentialling. 
  8. Pharmacy professionals are engaged in the education and mentorship of peers, future hospital pharmacy professionals, and other health care providers. 
  9. Pharmacy professionals pursue innovative solutions to improve access and provide care to patients in the most appropriate location, which may include their homes or local communities. 
  10. Pharmacy professionals lead quality improvement and research initiatives with a focus on medication use, pharmacy practice, and resource allocation. 
  11. Pharmacy professionals lead and implement rational medication use practices that are fiscally and environmentally sustainable. 
  12. Pharmacy professionals promote diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and belonging, both within the pharmacy profession and the broader healthcare system. 

In a task force led by Co-Chairs Zack Dumont and Mary Gunther, these statements were narrowed down over a three-round process through a Delphi panel. On this panel, there were representatives from patient advocacy, IPPC, APES, CAPSI, Technicians, AFPC, 2SLGBTQA+ advocacy, and, for the first time, patients.  

With these statements agreed upon by the Board, this task force has been dissolved and will be replaced with a Vision Implementation Task Force. This new task force will concentrate on a plan to put the proposed work into practice in line with the approved vision statements.

Sustainability Task force
The Sustainability Task Force produced a set of short-term and long-term recommendations covering various aspects of CSHP work. This work will include: 

  • Advocacy & partnership 
  • Education 
  • Policy and procedure development 
  • Research and quality improvement 
  • Branding.

These recommendations advocate to Accreditation Canada, NAPRA, plus federal and provincial governments for the inclusion of environmental sustainability criteria, standards, and practices.  

They also plan for the creation of a planetary health education series, guideline development for sustainable conferences, and establishing a dedicated sustainability section on the CSHP website.  

This task force was also dissolved and is being replaced by a Sustainability Implementation Task Force. With several fresh faces on board, the new task force will be putting these approved recommendations into action.

The cornerstone of progress

On top of these changes, Board members and Branch presidents were able to take in highly anticipated updates from CSHP’s Year in Review. Topping out the list was continuous membership growth and brand-new non-dues revenue sources. The Hospital Pharmacy in Canada Survey Report is now more accessible than ever through multiple webinars, conference sessions, etc. Hospital Pharmacy 101 program sales continue to climb. These and other promising developments will be presented in CSHP’s upcoming 2022-23 Annual Report – so stay tuned to see how the past year has set the stage for great things from CSHP! 

November 07, 2023
2023 AGM Weekend Recap – Meet the new CSHP President, Board members and task forces!

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2023

September 30, 2023
 
 
IPPC, CSHP, CPhA and CAPSI are proud to have shared commitments towards Truth and Reconciliation for pharmacy practice.

In the spirit of this commitment,we've posted this collaborative content to serve as a resource for years to come.

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September 30, 2023
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2023

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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.

September 07, 2023
CPRB News - September 2023

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CPRB News - August 2023

August 1, 2023
 
 
 
PRAMS survey results and 2023-24 application cycle updates - August 2023

Thank you to all those from across the country who responded to this year's PRAMS user survey. Your responses regarding working with international pharmacy graduates and the handling of equity-related data will go on to inform PRAMS' policy work going forward. 

Application form refinements include a reduction of applicant information input (e.g., only allowing applicants to list an entry once for placements/ work/ volunteer/ leadership/ extracurricular curricular experiences), eliminating duplicate data (e.g., asking only for pharmacy transcripts to be uploaded, reducing entry of addresses), and updating language to align with current practice.  These refinements streamline the form for applicants and make the application more succinct for programs. Updates to the referee form will include mandatory comments, referee contact information, and asking for referees to comment on the applicant’s opportunities for growth.  A sample application with all updates will be available in August to allow programs to prepare for applicant screening and interviewing.  

Based on feedback from programs and applicants, the CPRB voted to remove the ability for programs to see other programs to which applicants applied with the goal to avoid disadvantaging any applicant. This functionality will be removed for the upcoming application cycle. 

The applicant fee structure has been updated to $275 for 5 programs, and any additional program will have a cost of $25 per program. 
 
Dates of note for the 2023/2024 application cycle are as follows:
  • July 31, 2023 – Programs to provide updated information for PRAMS 
  • August 7, 2023 – PRAMS opens to applicants 
  • October 13, 2023 – PRAMS closes to applicants and applications available to programs 
  • January 5, 2024 – Ranking deadline for applicants and programs 
  • January 9, 2024 – Match results available 
August 01, 2023
CPRB News - August 2023

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CPRB News - July 2023

July 11, 2023
 
 
Standards Group Updates - July 2023

The Standards Subgroup is made up of the following volunteers: Henry Halapy (co-chair), Debbie Kwan (co-chair), Aleisha Enemark, Nicole Bruchet, Mike Legal, Rhonda Rhoedler, Brendan Mitchell, and Janice Yeung.  Katherine Desforges will join the group starting in September.  Henry Halapy will be finishing his term as the Standards Subgroup co-chair, with Mike Legal starting as the new co-chair in September.  

The group has worked on updates to the 2018 Year 1 and 2016 Year 2 Standards over the last year.  These 2023 updates are now posted and programs have one year to implement the updated Standards.  Highlights of the changes include: clarity on assessments of resident personal learning objectives, clarity on the documentation of residents achieving competencies, and clarity around the utilization of external training sites.  In addition, for Year 2 programs, clarity on the utilization of rotations outside of the defined area of practice.
 
July 11, 2023
CPRB News - July 2023

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Call for CPRB Subgroup Members 

May 2, 2023
  
The Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board (CPRB) is seeking expressions of interest from persons interested in joining one of their two key subgroups: the Standards Group and the Surveyors Group. 

Members of the Standards Group work under the direction of the CPRB to regularly review and propose updates to the CPRB Accreditation Standards. The group meets monthly for 1hr (teleconference), with one to two months off in the summer. For more information, contact the Group Chairs, Henry Halapy and Debbie Kwan

Members of the Surveyors Group work under the direction of the CPRB. The group meets quarterly for 1hr (teleconference) to review and update accreditation survey documents and policies, and to identify any opportunities for clarification in the Accreditation Standards, based on survey findings. Members are expected to attend a minimum of one accreditation survey every two years and may attend up to a maximum of two surveys in one year if their schedule permits. For more information, contact the Group Chair, Leslie Manuel
May 02, 2023
CPRB - Call for CPRB Subgroup Members

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CPRB News - April 2023

April 20, 2023
 
 
PRAMS Statistics 2023

The Pharmacy Residency Application Matching Service (PRAMS) successfully matched 134 residents to residency programs for the 2023-24 year. Applications to residency programs continue to be competitive. The chart below provides the residency match statistics for the last six years.

CPRB wishes to thank those who provided feedback in the recent PRAMS Survey.  We are working to implement changes based on the feedback provided to further improve the matching process.
 

 
April 20, 2023
CPRB News - April 2023

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CPRB News - March 2023 

March 21, 2023
 
 
Welcome, everybody, to the first post in our new series – CPRB News! 
 
This series will replace the Residency Board newsletter (RB News) and will feature monthly posts on a variety of residency-related topics.
 
This month, we will be focusing on CPRB-accredited programs, highlighting the programs we surveyed last season, as well as the programs we will be visiting in Spring 2023.
 
In Fall 2022, CPRB surveyors visited a total of six programs, including: Hamilton Health Sciences (Hamilton, ON), St. Joseph’s Healthcare (Hamilton, ON), Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre – Year 1 General Program (Toronto, ON), Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre – Year 1 Ambulatory Program (Toronto, ON), Women’s College Hospital (Toronto, ON), and Nova Scotia Health Authority (Halifax, NS). 
 
All programs were successful in securing renewed accreditation status. Congratulations to these programs on their achievements!
 
In Spring 2023, CPRB surveyors will be visiting another six programs, including: Interior Health (Kelowna, BC), Saskatchewan Health Authority (Regina, SK), University of Waterloo / Centre for Family Medicine Family Health Team (Kitchener/Waterloo, ON), Island Health (Victoria, BC), Horizon Health Network (Moncton & St. John, NB), and Northern Health Authority (Prince George, BC).
 
We would like to thank the directors and coordinators of these programs for all the work they and their teams have devoted to preparing for the surveys. The Board appreciates your time, effort, and commitment to residency training, and we look forward to visiting you soon! 
 
Be sure to stay tuned for next month’s edition of CPRB News, where we will share some key statistics and upcoming changes to the Pharmacy Residency Application & Matching Service (PRAMS).
 
March 21, 2023
CPRB News - March 2023

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Call for Residency Roadmap reviewers and interviewers 2022

June 21, 2022

Call for Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Intent Reviewers and Mock Interviewers

 

The Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) is relaunching the Pharmacy Residency Application Roadmap Program  this year. The program is designed for prospective pharmacy residency candidates to provide them with additional knowledge and experience needed to competitively apply for Year 1 and Year 2 pharmacy residency programs. The program will consist of both didactic (online modules) and practical (CV/essay review and mock interviews).

We are looking for CSHP members who were previous pharmacy residents or coordinators not currently actively involved in the interview and selection process of pharmacy residency programs (to avoid conflict of interest) to conduct CV/essay reviews and mock interviews.

Mock interviewer/CV reviewer and LOI reviewer participation requirements: 

  • CSHP member
  • Not currently active in a pharmacy residency program selection process
  • Email practice@cshp.ca by Friday July 8, 2022 with your Curriculum Vitae
  • Each mock interviewer/CV & LOI reviewer will perform 12 mock interviews and 12 CV&LOI reviews
  • Review Module 3: Writing CV/Cover Letter/Letter of Intents AND Module 5:  Residency Interview Preparation
  • Attend a one-hour training session for the CV and Letter of Intent and Mock Interview at a mutually agreed upon date and time
  • Be available on the weekend of October 15/16 to conduct a “live” virtual mock interview 
June 21, 2022
Call for Residency Roadmap reviewers and interviewers

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Residency news: Fall 2021

September 27, 2021
 


It's been an eventful season for pharmacy residency in Canada!

The fall edition of the Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board's newsletter covers important updates from the Standards Group and key PRAMS dates to remember.

You'll also read a story of pharmacy innovation: Peek behind-the-scenes at how residency program surveys have continued in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic with the first-ever virtual program surveys. You'll hear directly from surveyors and program directors and coordinators, plus glean some tips for programs that might be participating in virtual surveys in the future. 

 
September 27, 2021
Residency news: Fall 2021

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BPS to recognize Year 1 residencies accredited by the Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board

July 27, 2021
“We’re proud that Canada’s tremendous residency programs are gaining in visibility and global recognition,” says Zack Dumont, President of CSHP.

Ottawa, ON – In 2022, Year 1 pharmacy residency programs accredited by the Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board (CPRB) will be accepted as an approved standard for meeting the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) requirements for the eligibility pathways that recognize PGY-1 residency programs. In short, graduates of accredited Canadian residency programs will be able to count their completed training toward BPS’s requirements and reduce the years of experience needed before applying to write a specialization exam. 

This decision marks a major milestone: CPRB’s accreditation standards are the first from a non-American organization to be recognized as meeting BPS’s requirements for eligibility pathways. “We’re proud that Canada’s tremendous residency programs are gaining in visibility and global recognition,” says Zack Dumont, President of CSHP.

In response to CSHP’s formal request in 2020, the BPS Board and Specialty Council Taskforce evaluated Canada’s residency standards. Taskforce member Elizabeth Leung, a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto comments, “I am pleased to see that this decision expands the BPS eligibility pathways to include CPRB-accredited Year 1 pharmacy residency programs. This decision adds additional flexibility to meet eligibility but also maintains the overall rigour of the BPS certification process.”

Melanie Danilak chairs the CPRB, an autonomous Board under the auspices of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists. She says, “BPS’s decision speaks to the high quality and standards of CRPB’s system. It’s gratifying to see this validation from such a respected organization.” Founded in 1962, CPRB establishes accreditation standards, develops residency education initiatives, and accredits roughly 30 pharmacy residency programs across Canada, with an average of 100 graduates each year.

BPS’s decision will not take effect until January 2022. Under the current BPS policy, individuals completing residencies that are not accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) are eligible to apply under the practice experience pathway. Further, residencies accredited under the ASHP International Standard currently meet the eligibility pathways that recognize PGY-1 residency programs. 

BPS’s recognition of CPRB-accredited programs as an eligibility pathway will benefit Canadian pharmacists and patients alike. “This is important news for pharmacists in this country,” says CSHP CEO Jody Ciufo. “Almost 1,000 Canadian pharmacists, many of whom work in hospitals, currently hold a BPS certification. More specialized knowledge means better outcomes for patients.”  



About the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists

CSHP represents pharmacy professionals working in hospitals and other collaborative healthcare settings who seek excellence in patient care through the advancement of safe and effective medication use. The Society offers its 3,000+ members education, information sharing, promotion of best practices, conferences, national advocacy, facilitation of research, and recognition of excellence. It also publishes the Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, conducts the Hospital Pharmacy in Canada Survey, and accredits pharmacy residency programs across Canada. 

 

CSHP Media Contact

Christina Adams

Chief Pharmacy Officer

cadams@cshp.ca

613-912-3494

 

July 27, 2021
BPS to recognize Year 1 residencies accredited by the Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board

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Check Out What's New on the CSHP Foundation's Publications Page

November 22, 2018

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Check out the CSHP Foundation's Publications page for new links to reports on the following completed Foundation Grant projects:

 

Research Grants:

 

Donations to the Foundation to support work like this can be made at any time through the Donate button on the Foundation’s website.

November 22, 2018
Check Out What's New on the CSHP Foundation's Publications Page

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Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board (CPRB) Invites You to Join Us for a CPRB Webinar

October 03, 2018

Overview and Application of the 2018 Accreditation Standards for
Pharmacy (Year 1) Residencies

 

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time:  12:00 p.m. EDT
Presented by:   

Curtis Harder, CPRB Standards Group Chair
Henry Halapy, CPRB Vice-Chair, Standards Group member
Marc Perreault, CPRB Standards Group member

Duration: 1 hour

Description:
This webinar will describe the major differences between the 2018 Accreditation Standards for Pharmacy (Year 1) Residencies and the previous 2010 standards, as well as considerations for residency programs undergoing accreditation under the 2018 standards.

Learning Objectives: 

  • List five main changes associated with the new accreditation standards.
  • Describe specific examples of where the new accreditation standards may require particular consideration by programs preparing for accreditation.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE

October 03, 2018
Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board (CPRB) Invites You to Join Us for a CPRB Webinar

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