Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 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: General Pharmacy (Year 1) Residency
Focus: General Hospital Practice-Based
Established in: 1973
# Positions: 2
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 General Pharmacy (Year 1) Residency at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (250 words max). You may apply to either the Sunnybrook General Residency Program or the Ambulatory Care 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: A General Pharmacy (Year 1) Residency is designed to assist practitioners in the development of advanced clinical skills in pharmaceutical care.  In addition, the program creates the opportunity for the residents to provide evidence-based direct patient care as a member of the interprofessional teams. The resident will develop and demonstrate fundamental teaching and leadership skills.

Required Rotations:  

  • General Hospital Orientation: 1 week
  • Distribution: 1 week
  • Clinical Orientation and IV certification: 1 week
  • Teaching and Learning: 2 weeks
  • Drug Information: 2 weeks
  • Administration: 2 weeks
  • Research Project: 10 weeks
  • Clinical Rotation – General Medicine (Mandatory): 5 weeks

Elective Rotations: Clinical Rotations (5 elective rotations of 5 weeks duration each)

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology (Outpatient & Inpatient)
  • Critical Care
  • Oncology (Outpatient & Inpatient)
  • Geriatrics
  • Palliative Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Thromboembolism Services
  • Ambulatory Clinics (Family Health Teams, etc.
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit & High Risk Pregnancy
  • Fall Prevention Program (St John’s Rehab)

Minimum required credentials: Eligible for licensure in Ontario


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


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