Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Pharmacy Practice Residency Program
Deer Lodge Centre, North Pavilion Room 241
2109 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3J 0L3

Residency web page:

Director: Brendon Mitchell
Regional Pharmacy Manager
Phone: 204-833-1738

Dr. Amy MarriottPharmD, ACPR
Phone: 204-787-8462


Type: General (opportunity to sub-specialize)
Focus: Advanced Pharmaceutical Care Practice
Established in: 1981
# Positions: 2 positions per year
App. deadline: November 1
Starting date: negotiable, generally Monday of first full week of June
Est. stipend: $33,500
Benefits: medical, dental, disability, relocation allowance, funding to attend a regional or national conference; work tools provided: iPod Touch, pager, desktop PC, shared laptop, free access to University of Manitoba libraries and associated online content.
Vacation/holiday leave: 10 residency days
Education/conference leave: at least 5 residency days

Program highlights: Experience rapid professional and personal growth in one year! One year (full-time) program with easy access to multiple practice locations in a large city with affordable housing and exceptional arts/sports/social scene. Develops self-directed practitioners with advanced skills in practice of pharmaceutical care. Emphasizes "learning through experiencing" in pharmaceutical care, drug distribution, and personal practice management skills. Structured, but allows flexibility to meet resident's learning needs. Receive financial support to attend pharmacy professional education at the regional or national level. Excellent communications technology, drug info & office facilities available. Superior project support.

Required Rotations: Inter-professional Practice Systems (3wk; 1 tertiary site); Drug Information (3wk; Regional DI Centre); Medication Use System Orientation (2wk; multi-sited); Internal Medicine (5wk; 1 tertiary site); one of Ambulatory Care or Critical Care (4wk; community & tertiary sites available); Clinical Practice Capstone (4 wk; multiple sites available); Project (9wk as 2 rotations; site options vary by project) ; Preceptorship (2 wk); Administration (2wk; multi-sited).

Elective Rotations:
Available weeks ~15 (3-4 rotations). Rotations (number of sites available): adult med/surg ICU (4), neonatal/pediatric ICU (2), Renal Health or Dialysis (3), Infectious Diseases (1), Oncology (1), Family Medicine (1), Transplantation (2), Geriatrics (1), Orthopedic Surgery (1); Primary Care/ Emergency (5); HIV Ambulatory Care (1); Infectious Disease Ambulatory Care (Community IV Program) (1); Palliative Care (1); Safe Medication Practices (multi-site); Supervisory Skills (multi-site); any required rotation can be repeated as an elective (# sites as above). Opportunity to subspecialize/build new rotations to meet learning needs.

Minimum required credentials: Canadian citizens/landed immigrants with pharmacy degree from a recognized College; eligible for licensure in Manitoba. Must meet immunization requirements, obtain a criminal records check, child abuse registry check, adult abuse registry check with vulnerable sector consent, Manitoba pharmacist license & be a member of CSHP.


Type: Region; 1 tertiary care hospital (home site) with rotations available at 4 community hospitals, 3 long-term care facilities, multiple community sector locations
Number of beds: 2000
Sites: Health Sciences Centre (home base); other sites each offer provide rotations totaling less than 60 days per academic year per resident: Concordia, Victoria General, Seven Oaks General & Grace Hospital, Deer Lodge Centre, Misericordia & Riverview Centre plus WRHA-affiliated sites at primary care Access Centres, Lion’s Place & Nine Circles Health Centre as well as Home Care Community Area offices.
Affiliation: University of Manitoba


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