600-750 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1H1
For program information, please visit the BC Cancer Pharmacy Practice Residency Program website at:
Director: Dr. Lynne Nakashima, PharmD
Dr. Sally Waignein, PharmD
Phone: 604-877-6000 ext. 673028
Established In: 2012
# Position(s): 2
Application Deadline: October 15, 2019 - 5:00 p.m. EST.
Starting Date: Mid-June
PRAMS: Additional PRAMS requirements to complete the Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) application should be sent through PRAMS when applying to the BC Cancer program by the application deadline: A program-specific cover letter (500 words maximum) in PDF format to communicate your motivation for applying to the BC Cancer Pharmacy Residency Program and the characteristics that you feel distinguish you among other applicants. Please include your name in the naming of your cover letter. Applications without the cover letter will be considered incomplete and will not be considered for the 2020-2021 year.
Est. Stipend: Approximately $40,000/year plus benefits
Benefits: Medical, Dental
Vacation/Holiday leave: 2 weeks
Education/Conference Leave: 1 conference (travel stipend to be determined on an annual basis)
Minimum Required Credentials: BSc(Pharm) or undergraduate PharmD, eligible for licensure in British Columbia
Affiliation: University of British Columbia
The BC Cancer Pharmacy Residency Program is a 1-year experiential learning program. The program will help the resident develop core skills in direct patient care primarily in an oncology environment. At the completion of the program, the resident will have the ability to successfully manage an independent clinical practice in any practice setting, and demonstrate competence in leadership, interprofessional collaboration, teaching and project management.
Residency training will occur at various BC Cancer regional cancer centres. Although most of the time will be spent within the Lower Mainland, the resident will be required to travel to cancer centres outside the Lower Mainland to experience unique practices for some rotations. A travel stipend will be provided.
Core Rotations: *
- Non-Direct Patient Care Rotations – Program Orientation, Drug Distribution/IV Admixture, Practice Management, Drug Information, Evidence-Based Medicine and Pharmacokinetics, Medication Safety, Teaching and Preceptorship
- Direct Patient Care Rotations – Clinical Orientation, Internal Medicine, Acute Oncology Care, Ambulatory Oncology Care, Pain and Symptom Management/Palliative Care, Breast Cancer, Gastrointestinal Malignancies, Lymphoma
- Research Project (longitudinal)
Elective Rotations: *
- Gynecologic Malignancies, Pharmacoeconomics/Drug Funding Process
*Other rotations may be available. The list above is subject to change.
Type: BC Cancer is one of the largest cancer care organizations in Canada and provides a comprehensive cancer control program for residents of British Columbia. It is also a centre of excellence in oncology academia and research, and offers a number of advanced oncology training programs. Currently, there are 6 BC Cancer regional cancer centres:
- BC Cancer – Vancouver*
- BC Cancer – Surrey
- BC Cancer – Abbotsford
- BC Cancer – Victoria
- BC Cancer – Kelowna
- BC Cancer – Prince George
* Residents will spend a total of 60 or more training days at this site during the Residency Program.
In addition, Provincial Pharmacy is a team of specialized pharmacists and support staff that provides expertise in areas including drug information, medication safety, antimicrobial stewardship, pharmacy informatics, workplace safety regarding hazardous drugs, drug budget management, and development of oncology drug monographs and chemotherapy protocols. BC Cancer also partners with a collaborative network of hospitals in all BC health authorities to provide chemotherapy services to patients across the province.