Nova Scotia Health Authority, Central Zone

1796 Summer Street
Halifax, NS, B3H 3A7

Director: Kent Toombs, BScPharm, ACPR
Residency Program Director

Dr. Susan Bowles, PharmD, MSc, FCSHP
Residency Coordinator
Phone: 902-473-1552


Type: General
Established in: 1972
# Positions: 3
Application deadline: The national deadline of October 16, 2017 via the Pharmacy Residency Application Matching Service (PRAMS). Please refer to PRAMS for more information.
Starting date: June 11, 2018
Est. stipend: $30,200 per annum
Vacation/holiday leave: 2 weeks
Education/conference leave: Residents have an opportunity to attend one conference per year funded by the department

Program highlights: Offered in affiliation with College of Pharmacy , Dalhousie University. The program provides the resident with a broad range of experiences in the field of pharmacy designed to train competent pharmacists capable of working to their full scope of practice in Atlantic Canada and beyond.

Required Rotations: Compulsory rotations include Medication Systems – 2 weeks, Drug Information – 4 weeks, Medication Reconcilliation – 1 week, Introduction to Pharmaceutical Care – 2 weeks, General Medicine-4 weeks, Cardiology-4 weeks, Infectious Diseases-4 weeks, Critical Care- 4weeks, one of Haematology(inpatient) or Medical Oncology(outpatient) – 4 weeks, Leadership- 2 weeks, Project – maximum of 10  weeks, Longitudinal teaching – residents participate in the Pharmacy Skills Lab and provide lectures to undergraduate pharmacy students at the Dalhousie College of Pharmacy over the course of the academic year. Residents are also expected to facilitate learning for the interdisciplinary team over the course of the residency and will participate in a variety of presentations throughout the program.

Elective Rotations: The resident may also chose from a variety of elective rotations, including Mental Health, Geriatrics, Small Hospital (single pharmacist site), Emergency, Multi-organ Transplant, Stroke, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Immunization, Haematology or Medical Oncology (in addition to required rotation noted above). Residents may also be given the opportunity to attend a maximum of 4 weeks to pharmacy departments in other hospitals with established rotations.

Minimum required credentials: Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who have graduated from a College of Pharmacy accredited by CCAPP or ACPE. Applicants must demonstrate a strong motivation to attain high level of competency in pharmacy practice and be willing to work to full scope of practice. Successful applicants must obtain PEBC certificate and become licensed early in Program.


Type: Multi-site accredited teaching hospital
Number of beds: 1100
Sites: Victoria General, Halifax Infirmary
Affiliation: Dalhousie University


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