The Ottawa Hospital and Montfort Hospital

Joint Pharmacy Residency
501 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6

Director of Residency Program and Clinical Director of Pharmacy: Mario Bedard, BscPhm, PharmD
Phone: 613-737-8899 x 71387
Fax: 613-737-8891


Civic campus Contact:
Dr. Bob MacLean, PharmD, BCPS
Phone: 613-737-8899 ext.16645

The Ottawa General campus Contact:
Dania Burton, BScPhm
Phone: 613-737-8899 ext. 72271

Montfort Hospital campus Contact: Dr. Christine Landry, BPharm, MSc, PharmD
Phone: 613-746-4621 ext. 4711


Type: General
Established in: 1972
# Positions: 4 (TOH) + 1 (Montfort)
Application deadline: October 15, 2019 - 5:00 p.m. EST
Starting date: Mid-June to mid-July or September 2020
PRAMS: Additional requirements to complete the Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) application should be sent through PRAMS when applying to The Ottawa Hospital program by the application deadline: Your up to date Resume/curriculum vitae.
Est. stipend: $30,000 per annum
Vacation/holiday leave: 2 weeks
Education/conference leave: 1 week

Program highlights: Program is designed to provide basics of hospital pharmacy practice with patient orientation.  Major emphasis is placed on services particular to hospital: Clinical Pharmacy, Drug Information, Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Clinical Toxicology. Program exposes resident to all varieties of drug problems: therapeutic, pharmaceutic, administrative and toxicological. Resident is continually confronted with problem situations and expected to respond and assist in their resolution. Effective communication of therapeutic drug knowledge in the clinical setting is a major emphasis.

Required Rotations:

  • General Medicine (5 + 2 weeks)
  • Intensive Care Unit (4 weeks)
  • Infectious Diseases (4 weeks)
  • Hematology/Oncology (4 weeks)
  • Cardiology or Nephrology (4 weeks)
  • Drug Distribution (3 weeks)
  • Drug Information (4 weeks)
  • Teaching/Preceptorship Rotation (5 weeks )*
  • Selective/elective rotations (2 x 4 weeks)
  • Clinical orientation (2 weeks)
  • Projects (8 weeks)

*The Teaching/Preceptorship Rotation takes place during one clinical rotation that is extended to 5 weeks. The pharmacy resident will be precepting a pharmacy student during this rotation.

The Montfort resident will ideally spend 32 weeks of the program at the Montfort Hospital, and the balance of their weeks at either campus of TOH.

Minimum required credentials: Eligible for licensure within Canada


Type: The Ottawa Hospital campuses: Tertiary care, teaching hospital 
Montfort: acute primary and secondary care, teaching hospital
Number of beds (approximate): TOH: >1100 and Montfort: 290
Sites: TOH General Campus, Civic Campus, Heart Institute, and Montfort Hospital
Affiliation: University of Toronto (for residency program), University of Ottawa




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