University of Waterloo/Centre for Family Medicine Family Health Team (Ambulatory Care)

Accreditation Pending

10A Victoria St. S,
Kitchener, ON., N2G 1C5
 

http://family-medicine.ca

Director: Dr. Jeff Nagge, PharmD, ACPR
Associate Clinical Professor, School of Pharmacy,
University of Waterloo

Coordinator/Contact: Barbara Coulston, BScPhm, ACPR
Clinical Pharmacist, Centre for Family Medicine
Phone: 519-783-0020 ext. 3086
Fax: 519-578-2109

Residency Program

Type: Ambulatory Care
Focus: Family Health Team
Est. in: 2017
# Position(s): 1
App. Deadline: October 15, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. EST.
Starting Date: Monday, September 9, 2019
Additional PRAMS requirements to complete the Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) application:
Email Barbara Coulston a 250-word essay responding to: “Why are you interested in completing an ambulatory care residency program?"  by the Pharmacy Residency Application Matching Service (PRAMS) deadline. 
Est. stipend: Approximately $35,000
Benefits: not applicable to temporary full-time staff
Vacation/holiday leave: 2 weeks
Education/conference leave: 1 major pharmacy conference with options for local conferences when available

Program Highlights:

The overall goal for this residency program is to produce pharmacy practitioners who are well equipped to provide exemplary patient care in ambulatory practice settings. Important philosophies that will be emphasized throughout the residency include patient-centredness, evidence-informed practice, and collaboration with other health-care professionals. Pharmacy residents that complete this program will: 1) be more systematic in their approach to providing pharmaceutical care, 2) have well developed critical appraisal skills, 3) be highly effective members of a multidisciplinary teams, and 4) possess excellent problem-solving abilities.

The primary site for clinical training is the award-winning Centre for Family Medicine (CFFM) Family Health Team in Kitchener Ontario. The team is comprised of over fifty health care professionals including pharmacists, family physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dieticians, social workers,  and chiropractors. The CFFM is also home to the KW and area McMaster Family Medicine Residency Program, and the eHealth Centre of Excellence. In addition to learning under the guidance of provincially and nationally recognized clinicians, there are several unique aspects to this program that will benefit residents, including:

  • enrolemt in three certificate courses at the University of Waterloo (University Teaching, Leadership, and Management of Oral Anticoagulation Therapy)
  • a variety of teaching opportunities at the School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo
  • a research rotation with a nationally recognized pharmacy practice researcher at the University of Waterloo, School of Pharmacy
  • learning opportunities in conjunction with the McMaster Family Medicine Residency Program (e.g. EBM/journal club, resident rounds, etc.)
  • well established specialty clinics in primary care with comprehensive medical directives

Required Rotations:

The following required rotations will take place at the various sites of the CFFM FHT, Grand River Hospital (GRH), and the School of Pharmacy at the University of Waterloo.

  • Three integrated blocks (~ 8 weeks each, ~ 24 weeks total)
  • General ambulatory practice plus various combinations of the following specialties: anticoagulation, diabetes, medication management, cardiovascular risk reduction, memory/cognition, Geri-Med Risk clinic, teaching
  • Drug information (~ 2 weeks)
  • General medicine (~ 6 weeks)
  • Administration (~ 2 weeks)
  • Research Project (~ 6 weeks)

Elective rotations will be completed within two six-week integrated blocks. Various elective clinics that are available to residents include, but are not limited to:

  • Infectious Disease
  • Community Ward
  • Mental Health and Addiction
  • Rural Family Medicine
  • Community Health Centre

Minimum required credentials: BScPhm or entry level PharmD
 

Organization

Type: Family Health Team (Centre for Family Medicine FHT)
Number of beds: The Family Health Team serves a population of approximately 35,000 ambulatory patients.
Site(s):

1. Integrated Health Building Site (10A Victoria St. S, Kitchener, ON, N2G 1C5)

2. Joseph Street Site (25 Joseph St., Kitchener, ON, N2G 4X6)

3. Village of University Gates (4111-250 Laurelwood Drive, Waterloo, ON, N2J 0E2)

4. Wellesley Site (3742 Nafziger Road, Wellesley, ON, N0B 2T0)

Affiliation: University of Waterloo

Residents

2017-2018
Nikki Domanski

2018-2019
Khrystine Waked