Alberta Health Services (Edmonton Zone)
Inpatient Pharmacy Department
Royal Alexandra Hospital
10240 Kingsway Ave
Edmonton, AB, T5H 3V9
Director: Dr. Tania Mysak, BSP, PharmD
Director, Practice, AHS Pharmacy Services
Ms. Melanie Danilak, BSc.Pharm, ACPR, MEd
Clinical Practice Leader
Established in: 1996
# Positions: 3-4
App. deadline: October 15, 2019 - 5:00 p.m. EST
Starting date: July 2, 2020 (Not flexible)
PRAMS: No additional requirements to complete the Alberta Health Services, Edmonton Zone Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) application: None
Est. stipend: approximately $50, 000 per annum
Vacation/holiday leave: 10 paid days
Education/conference leave: Budget and time provided to support residents to attend conferences will be reviewed each year
Minimum required credentials: Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy & licensure in Alberta
Program highlights: General residency program involving rotations in drug information, distribution, administration, and clinical rotations such as internal medicine, critical care, infectious disease, neurology, pediatrics, ambulatory care, geriatrics, HIV, psychiatry, cardiology, and women’s health. As this is a regional program, rotations may be offered at any of the 8 hospital sites. Residents must also complete a project during the year.
Required Rotations: Rotations offer the residents experience at several of the hospitals within the city of Edmonton.
Distribution (1 week)
Administration (3 weeks)
Drug Information (2 weeks)
Undergraduate Clinical Precepting (4 weeks)
Internal Medicine (6 weeks)
Cardiology (4-5 weeks)
Infectious Disease (4-5 weeks)
Ambulatory Care (4-5 weeks)
Critical Care (4-5 weeks)
Residency research project (9 weeks).
Elective Rotations: Chosen based on interests of the resident and the availability of the rotations. There is enough time allotted to allow for one to two elective rotations of 4-5 weeks duration. The rotations listed below are a summary of commonly available electives at the present time. There is a possibility that additional rotation sites may open up with the addition of new practice areas.
- Cardiology Clinics (UAH)
- HIV Clinic
- Palliative Care
- Pediatric Oncology
- Pediatric or Neonatal Intensive Care
Other external rotations can be set up based on interest of the resident.
Type: Alberta Pharmacy Practice Residency Program-Edmonton Zone
Number of beds: 2022 (excludes long term care)
Sites: Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH), University of Alberta Hospital (UAH), Misericordia Community Hospital (MCH), Grey Nuns Community Hospital (GNH)