St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton

50 Charlton Avenue East
Hamilton, ON  L8N 4A6

Director: Carmine Nieuwstraten, RPh, BScPhm, ACPR
Director of Pharmacy

Cathy Burger, B.Sc.Phm., ACPR
Clinical Pharmacist
Phone: 905- 522-1155 ext. 33808
Fax: 905-521-6161


Type: General
Focus: Nephrology, Psychiatry, General Internal Medicine, Critical Appraisal, Critical Care
Established in: 1964
# Positions: 2
Application deadline: October 15, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. EST.
Starting date: 1st week of July or September 2019
Additional PRAMS requirements to complete the Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) application: Email Cathy Burger a program specific cover letter (maximum 500 words) by the Pharmacy Residency Application Matching Service (PRAMS) deadline.
Est. stipend: $16.65 / hour
Benefits: (14% in lieu of benefits)  
Vacation/holiday leave: (2 weeks)
Education/conference leave: (at least one week – CSHP conference: PPC recommended)

Program highlights: This post-graduate program offers organized training in various areas of hospital pharmacy. Areas of special interest include provision of pharmaceutical care in various patient-care settings, critical appraisal, administration, research and education. Residents have the opportunity to complete rotations at  Hamilton Health Sciences for elective rotations (as per preceptor availability).

Required Rotations:

  • Medication Management Systems / Drug Distribution (5 weeks)
  • Critical Appraisal / Health Research Methods (5 weeks)
  • General Internal Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Administration (2 weeks)
  • Drug Information (1-2 weeks)
  • Research Project (approximately 8-10 weeks scheduled throughout the year)

Elective Rotations:  
Elective rotations are usually 3-4 weeks in duration, based on resident’s preference and number of electives chosen

  • Nephrology/Renal Transplant
  • Psychiatry
  • Respirology
  • Critical Care (Adult)
  • Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Ambulatory Care (eg SJHH Retail Pharmacy, Internal Medicine Rapid Assessment Clinic – IMRAC)
  • General Surgery / Bariatric Surgery

Residents may also have the opportunity to complete elective rotations at Hamilton Health Sciences based on preceptor availability (e.g. Cardiology, NICU, Pediatrics, Hematology, Oncology).

Minimum required credentials: Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or Pharm D. Registration with the Ontario College of Pharmacists as a Pharmacy Intern is required.


Type: Tertiary care academic institution - Centres of Excellence: Firestone Institute of Respiratory Health (FIRH) / Thoracics  Chest Program, Kidney/Urinary Program (including Nephrology, Hemodialysis, Renal Transplant and Urology), Mental Health and Addiction, Musculoskeletal / Orthopedics, Diagnostic Imaging, Ophthalmology, Surgery (including General, Bariatric and Cancer)
Number of beds: 690
Sites: 3 Campuses (Charlton Campus (main), West 5th Campus and King Campus )
Affiliation: University of Toronto (for residency program), McMaster University



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