Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre - Ambulatory Pharmacy Practice Residency

2075 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5

Director: Scott Walker, MScPhm, FCSHP
Director of Pharmacy
Phone: 416-480-4494
Fax: 416-480-5887

Coordinator/Contact: Dr. Brian G. Hardy, BSc, BScPhm, PharmD, FCSHP, FCCP
Coordinator - Education and Clinical Programs
Phone: 416-480-4508

Residency Program

Type: Ambulatory Pharmacy Practice
Focus: Ambulatory Clinics and Family Health Teams
Established in: 2000
# Positions: 1
App. deadline: as set by HPRFO
Starting date: September
Est. stipend: Approximately- $30,000 per annum
Benefits: 8%
Vacation/holiday leave: 2 weeks
Education/conference leave: 2 weeks

Program highlights: The Ambulatory Pharmacy Practice Residency Program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC) is a one year experiential program designed for the individual seeking to further develop skills necessary to assess, design, implement and monitor evidence-based individualized medication therapy in a variety of collaborative outpatient practice settings. In addition, the resident will develop and demonstrate fundamental teaching, research and leadership skills.

Required Rotations:  

  • General Hospital Orientation: 1 week
  • APP Distribution and Aseptic Technique Certification: 1 week
  • Administration: 2 weeks
  • Clinical Orientation: 1 week
  • Pharmacy Practice: 2 weeks
  • Drug Information: 2 weeks
  • Research Project: 10 weeks

Required Rotations:  

  • General Hospital Orientation: 1 week
  • Distribution: 1 week
  • Administration: 2 weeks
  • Clinical Orientation and IV orientation: 1 week
  • Drug Information: 2 weeks
  • Research Project: 10 weeks

Elective Rotations:

  • Clinical Rotations (elective rotations of 5 weeks duration each or longitudinal)
  • Family Health Teams (Sunnybrook and various locations throughout the GTA)
  • Oncology (Outpatient Chemotherapy Suites @ Sunnybrook's Odette Cancer Centre)
  • Nephrology (Pre-dialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis and Hemodialysis Clinics @ Sunnybrook)
  • Thromboembolism (Anticoagulation Clinic & Inpatient TE Service @ Sunnybrook)
  • Adult Drug Safety Clinic (@ Sunnybrook)
  • Pain Management Clinic (@ Sunnybrook)
  • Rheumatology (Rheumatology, Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis Clinics)
  • Cardiology (Heart Failure Clinic, Atrial Fib Clinic)
  • Emergency Department (@ Sunnybrook)
  • Falls Prevention Clinic (@ St John’s Rehabilitation Hospital)

    Minimum required credentials: Eligible for licensure in Ontario and undergraduate training in pharmaceutical care.


Type: University-affiliated tertiary care centre
Number of beds: 1200
Sites: Sunnybrook Campus, St. John’s Rehab and Other GTA Sites
Affiliation: University of Toronto

Previous Residents

Brooke Lipman

Ashley Graham

Carmilia Sun

Kandis Farr

Courtney Wong

Claire Ishoy

Melissa Lo

Tiffany Fang