Year 1 Residency Award

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About the Award

The Pharmacy Practice Residency Award recognizes year 1 pharmacy practice residents whose major projects 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.

Award Criteria

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 practice residency program in the province of the branch administering the award. For the 2023 award, Members from the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 residency programs are eligible, depending on the submission deadline set by the branch; and
  • Submit an award application to the branch in the province in which the residency was completed. The residency project manuscript must be formatted according to the Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy's (CJHP) Author Guidelines.

Winners of the 2022 award may not apply for the 2023 award.

Application Process

Each branch will be entitled to one Pharmacy Practice Residency Award for every 10 pharmacy residents who are CSHP Members and who are enrolled in a CPRB-accredited (or accreditation-pending) program in the province. All participating branches advertise and administer the program annually within their respective branches. The branches also adjudicate the award submissions and present the awards at branch award presentations.

Check your branch website for submission requirements and deadlines.

Inquiries should be directed to:
Fenan Nkus
i, CPRB Coordinator,
Direct: (613) 909-9962

    Winners of the 2022 Pharmacy Practice Residency Award, sponsored by Pfizer Canada

    British Columbia Branch (4 awards)

    1. Hayley Hefford (Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services, Vancouver area)

    • Characterization of Pharmacologic Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis. Prescribing in Critically Ill Trauma Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries

    2. Caitlin Chew (Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services, Vancouver area)

    • Safety of cefazolin in pregnant patients with documented penicillin allergy: a retrospective cohort study

    3. Brittany Gage (Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services, Vancouver area)

    • Comparison of Tetrasodium EDTA 4% to Sodium Citrate as Line-Locking Solutions at Two Tertiary Hemodialysis Centers

    4. Nikolina Gacic (Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services, Vancouver area)

    • Daily Ritonavir-boosted darunavir for Viral suppression in Pregnancy (DRV-P)

    Alberta Branch (1 award)

    5. Sarah Drost

    • Shorter and Sweeter? Seven-day versus >7-day antibiotic treatment for gram-negative bacteremia: single institution retrospective study

    Saskatchewan Branch (1 award)
    6. Jenna Fan and Hersh Shukla (Saskatchewan Health Authority, Saskatoon Area)

    • A Breath of Fresh Air for CF Care – Development and pilot of a cystic fibrosis admission order set, pharmacy care plan, and educational module at a tertiary care hospital

    Manitoba Branch (1 award)
    7. Cole Janke (Winnipeg Regional Health Authority)

    • Inappropriate Antipsychotic Prescriptions in Residents of Long-Term Care Homes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    New Brunswick and Nova Scotia Branches (1 award)
    8. Mackenzie d'Entremont-Harris (Nova Scotia Health Authority)

    • Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk Modification Therapies Amongst Vascular Surgery Patients Admitted with Critical Limb Ischemia or Tissue Loss

    Newfoundland and Labrador Branch (1 award)
    9. Shelby Currie (Eastern Health)

    • Barriers and facilitators to ordering medical cannabis in an inpatient acute care service: Exploring the prescriber’s perspective

    Ontario Branch (2 awards)
    10. Aaron Zhang (University Health Network - General)

    • Characterization of Ganciclovir Dosing for the Management of Cytomegalovirus in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients Receiving Sustained-Low Efficiency Dialysis

    11. Spencer Candy (Kingston Health Sciences Centre)

    • Description and Evaluation of Impact of Hospital Pharmacist Written Interventions via Medication-Related Orders