Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board (CPRB)
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Through structured rotations in pharmacy practice, education, research, and administration, residency programs aim to prepare pharmacists for challenging and innovative pharmacy practice. Graduates of pharmacy residency programs are an important source of highly qualified pharmacists trained in institutional practice.
A hospital pharmacy residency program is typically a 12-month directed postgraduate learning experience. The Université Laval and University of Montreal both offer university-based, clinical Masters Programs over an approximate 18-month period; these programs are accredited by the CPRB. The application process for each of these programs is facilitated by the respective universities (applicants do not use the PRAMS).
Consider a residency program accredited by the Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board!
There are over 30 accredited programs in Canada, representing more than 100 graduates per year. The majority of these programs are designed as year 1 residency programs. Year 2 residency programs may be completed after successful completion of a year 1 residency program. CPRB-Accredited Residency Programs may choose to confer the designation “ACPR” to graduates of their residency program.
- Year 1 programs “focus on direct patient care, pharmacy operations, project management and personal practice aspects of pharmacy practice.” CPRB Accreditation Standard 2018
- Year 2 programs focus “on direct patient care, teaching, and research.” They prepare the pharmacist “for the interprofessional management of complex patient cases at a level beyond that expected of a year 1 resident.” CPRB Accreditation Standards for Advanced (Year 2) Pharmacy Residencies (2016)