Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre - Ambulatory Pharmacy Practice Residency

2075 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5

Director: Danette Beechinor, BScPharm, PharmD
Director of Pharmacy
Phone: 416-480-4494
Fax: 416-480-5887

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

Residency Program

Type: Ambulatory Care Pharmacy (Year 1) Residency
Focus: Ambulatory Care Clinics and Family Health Teams
Established in: 2000
# Positions: 1
App. deadline: October 15, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. EST
Starting date: September 2019
Additional PRAMS Requirements to complete the Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) application: Send site specific cover letter to Jeffrey Steer, Pharmacy Administration describing why you wish to do a Residency in Ambulatory Care (Year 1) at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (250 words max). You may apply to either the Sunnybrook Ambulatory Care Residency Program or General Residency Program, but not both by the Pharmacy Residency Application Matching Service (PRAMS) deadline.
Est. stipend: Approximately- $30,000 per annum
Benefits: 8%
Vacation/holiday leave: 2 weeks
Education/conference leave: 2 weeks

Program highlights: The Ambulatory Care Pharmacy 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
  • 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


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