Saskatchewan Health Authority, Saskatoon Integrated Service Area

c/o Royal University Hospital, 103 Hospital Drive
Saskatoon, SK, S7N 0W8

Director: Dr. Patrick Robertson, BSP, PharmD

Barb Evans, BSP, ACPR, MSc FCSHP
Clinical Manager, Pharmacy Department
Phone: 306-655-2268
Fax: 306-655-2350


Type: General
Established in: 1958 (RUH), 1970 (SPH & SCH), 1995 (SHR), 2017 (SHA, Saskatoon ISA)
# Positions: 4
App. deadline: Refer to CSHP Residency Matching Service for deadlines
Starting date: second Monday in June
Est. stipend: $40,000 per annum
Benefits: Extended Health Care and Dental Plan 

Vacation/holiday leave: 3 weeks of vacation with two weeks scheduled in December    
Education/conference leave: $1250 stipend provided to support attendance at a hospital pharmacy conference (e.g. PPC in Toronto, CSHP Western Branches Banff Conference).  Residents also attend the Manitoba Saskatchewan Management Seminar and the CSHP SK Branch AGM, when possible.

Program highlights: Competency based program which encourages residents to develop knowledge, skills and values required to excel as a practitioner. In striving towards provision of patient-focused care, emphasis is placed on identifying, solving, and preventing drug-therapy problems. Experiential learning environment using practitioner role models is the primary method of education. This philosophy promotes development of competent, progressive practitioners and nurtures future leaders. Twelve month program includes series of mandatory immersion and mandatory and elective excursion rotations. Original research project selected by resident must be completed. Supported by contemporary pharmacy services at 3 acute care hospitals, as well as ambulatory and home care settings.

Required Rotations:

  • Drug Distribution – 5 weeks
  • Direct Patient Care Skills/Drug Information rotation – 3 weeks

Immersion rotations, required:
#1: Adult medicine or pediatrics – 7-8 weeks and
#2: Adult medicine or critical care or pediatrics – 5-6 weeks

Excursion rotations, required:
Adult medicine - 3-4 weeks (if adult medicine immersion rotation not completed)
Ambulatory care – 4 weeks in primary care or geriatric
Pediatrics - 4 weeks (if pediatric immersion rotation not completed)
Practice Management and Drug Use Control – sessions scheduled throughout the year
Clinical Instructor for Structured Practice Experiences Program – 5 weeks
Final Competency (capstone) rotation – 3-4 weeks

Excursion rotations, elective:
Anticoagulation Management Services – 3 weeks
Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases – 3-4 weeks
Critical care – 4 weeks
Emergency – 3-4 weeks
Geriatrics – 3-4 weeks
Home care – 3 weeks
NICU – 3 weeks
PICU – 3 weeks
Renal services  – 4 weeks
Rx Files – 3 weeks
Transplant – 3-4 weeks

Minimum required credentials: Baccalaureate degree in Pharmacy


Type: Regionalized health care environment
Number of beds: 840
Sites: Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon City Hospital, St. Paul's Hospital, West Winds Primary Health Centre

Affiliation: University of Saskatchewan


Coral Ennis
Heather Hodgson
Meagan Rieger
Behshad Vatanparast

Alecia Gauthier
Andrew Plishka
Jeff Herbert
Rachel Martin

Aleta Martens
Danielle Shmyr
Karolina Koziol

Alex Crawley
Alyssa MacDougall
Andrea Holaday

Tara Hawkins
Marc Legge
Kellie Towriss

Ashley Botterill
Sara Blott
Micheline Bazin-Webster