Trillium Health Partners

Mississauga Hospital                    
100 Queensway Avenue West
Mississauga, ON, L5B 1B8

Credit Valley Hospital
2200 Eglinton Avenue West
Mississauga, ON, L5M 2N18  

Director: Dr. Allan Mills, BSc, (Pharm), Pharm D, FCSHP
Director of Pharmacy

Contact: Betty Abraham, B.Sc, Pharm D
Interim Residency Coordinator/Resource Pharmacist - Pharmacy Department Credit Valley Hospital

Phone: 905-813-1100 ext. 6130
Fax: 905-813-4091


Type: 52 week General Hospital Residency
Established in: 2006 (Accredited)
# Positions: 4
App. deadline: as set by HPRFO
Starting date: July or September 2018 (negotiable)
Vacation/holiday leave: 10 days
Education/conference leave: 2 conferences (PPC / Residents Clinical Conference)

A Community Teaching Hospital: As one of Canada’s leading community hospitals, the organization is comprised of three main sites that serve a population of over one million residents in Mississauga, south Etobicoke and the surrounding region.

The Mississauga Hospital site hosts the regional centers for Stroke, Neurosurgery and Cardiac Services. Trillium Health Partners is also home of one of the busiest Emergency services in Canada, a model ambulatory care centre and the largest free-standing day surgery facility in North America.

The Credit Valley Site features the Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre which serves a catchment area of 1.6 million people. CVH is also home to a regional maternal child care program and nephrology program.

Program Highlights:

The program offers a variety of clinical rotations, taught by highly -trained pharmacists, across all 3 of our sites with the goal of developing self-directed practitioners and leaders in the profession. In this community teaching hospital setting, residents have the opportunity to have direct positive interactions with primary health care practitioners, often act as the link between nursing, attending physicians and patients. The program places a large emphasis on developing a strong therapeutic thought process as well as a range of knowledge and skills residents can apply in their future careers.

Features of the Residency Program

  • Case report & Journal Club presentations
  • Regular meetings with residency mentor
  • Pharmacy Education Rounds  
  • Opportunity to attend presentations in cardiac rounds, family practice rounds, pediatric rounds, neurosurgery rounds, surgical rounds, orthopedic surgery rounds and many others

Clinical Rotations

The resident is expected to complete the following mandatory rotations and choose 1 rotation from the elective list to complete the residency. The number of weeks allotted to the rotations is in parentheses.

Mandatory Clinical Rotations (21 weeks):

  • General Medicine (5)
  • Intensive Care Unit (4)
  • Emergency Medicine (4)
  • Infectious Disease (4)
  • Independent Clinical Practice (4)

Mandatory Selective Rotations (8 weeks):

Cardiology selective: General cardiology, CCU/CSICU or CVU (4)
Regional program selective: Neurosurgery, neurology, oncology, or nephrology (4)

Elective Clinical Rotations (4 weeks):

  • Any regional program selective (4)
  • Any cardiology selective (4)
  • Pediatrics (4)
  • Rehabilitation (4)
  • Psychiatry (4)
  • CVH Family Health Team (4)
  • Orthopedic Surgery (4)
  • General Surgery (4)
  • Surgical Pre-Op Clinic (4)
  • Anticoagulation Clinic (4)

Mandatory Non-clinical Rotations (17 weeks):

  • Practice Management (1)
  • Drug Information (4)
  • Inpatient Drug Distribution (5)
  • Project (6)
  • Conferences (1)
  • Longitudinal Teaching Rotation (occurs throughout the year)

Minimum required credentials: BSc.Pharm, plus eligibility for licensure in Ontario


Type: Multi-site acute care community teaching hospital
Sites: Mississauga Hospital, Credit Valley Hospital, Queensway Health Centre
Affiliation: University of Toronto


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