London Health Sciences Centre
800 Commissioners Road, East
London, ON N6A 5W9
Director: Nadia Facca, BSc, BScPhm, MHS, RPh
Residency Program Director
Tel: 519-685-8500 x 32605
Established in: 1972
# Positions: 5
App. deadline: As set each year by the Pharmacy Residency Forum of Ontario.
Starting date: Late June / Early July. Late August / Early September. Program is 56 weeks in duration.
Stipend: Approximately $34,600 / year. Residents provide approximately 180 to 200 hours of evening coverage at an intern or pharmacist’s wage (Average $6,000 per year).
Program highlights: This is a general program designed to develop confident, self-directed pharmacy practitioners using Pharmaceutical Care as a practice model. Development of key foundational knowledge of pharmacy practice is enhanced by compulsory rotations in our regional drug information service, comprehensive unit dose / IV additive drug distribution system and Topics in Leadership workshops. Mandatory patient care rotations include medicine, surgery, paediatrics and ID / Antimicrobial Stewardship. Elective patient care rotations include critical care, neurology, nephrology, cardiology, oncology, mental health, neonatology, transplantation, personalized medicine and various surgical subspecialties. All residents will complete rotations at both University and Victoria Hospitals. The program features an introduction to evidence based practice where residents apply the principles of evidence based medicine. A 3 to 4 week elective rotation is also offered in evidence based practice, which involves the completion of a systematic review or meta-analysis. The residency research project forms a key component of the residency. Residents are required to complete their final written submission by the end of their 13th month of the program. They are encouraged to submit a manuscript for publication. Residents enhance their presentation skills through regular presentations to pharmacists, physicians, and nurses. Residents participate in a four week practice rotation, during their 13th month where they integrate all portions of their training to work as a clinical pharmacist on a defined service. Residents are provided with funding and time off to attend 1 conference; the CSHP Professional Practice Conference in February.
A detailed program outline can be found on the LHSC pharmacy website: http://www.lhsc.on.ca/Careers/Pharmacy/Residency_Program.htm
Minimum required credentials: Licensed or eligible for licensure in Ontario, excellent communication skills, self-directed, self-starter, and a desire to become a leader in the profession. Varied pharmacy experience is an asset.
Type: Multi-site academic tertiary-quaternary health care centre
Number of beds: 1050
Sites: University Hospital, Victoria Hospital
Affiliation: University of Toronto (pharmacy), Western University (medicine), University of Waterloo (pharmacy – undergraduate and residency)