Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

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

Website: http://www.wrha.mb.ca/
Residency web page: http://www.wrha.mb.ca/prog/pharmacy/residency.php

Director: Brendon Mitchell
Regional Pharmacy Manager
Phone: 204-837-0189


Coordinator/Contact:
Dr. Amy MarriottPharmD, ACPR
Phone: 204-787-8562

Program

Type: General 
Focus: Advanced Pharmaceutical Care Practice
Established in: 1981
# Positions: 2 positions per year
App. deadline: October 15, 2019 - 5:00 p.m. EST.
Starting date: Generally Monday of first full week of June (negotiable, flexible)
PRAMS: Additional PRAMS requirements to complete the Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) application should be sent through PRAMS when applying to Winnipeg Regional Health Authority program by the application deadline: Attach a brief statement (250 words or less) describing your particular interest in residency training in Winnipeg. Examples might include, but are not limited to, unique aspects of our program that are well matched to your interest or experience, or your reflections based on conversation with a past WRHA residency program graduate(s) or pharmacy staff member.
Est. stipend: $33,500
Benefits: medical, dental, disability, relocation allowance, funding to attend a regional or national conference; work tools provided: Lexi-Comp subscription, pager, desktop PC, laptop, free access to WRHA Virtual Library 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 pharmaceutical care skills. 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. Unique opportunity to participate in two research projects in a split project rotation design with ample support from preceptors and project support committee.

Required Rotations: Inter-professional Practice Systems (3-4 weeks; 1 acute care site); Drug Information (3-4 weeks; Regional DI Centre); Medication Use System Orientation (1 week; multi-sited); Internal Medicine (4-5 weeks; 1 tertiary site); one of Ambulatory Care or Critical Care (4 weeks; primary, community & tertiary sites available); Clinical Practice Capstone (3-4 weeks; multiple sites available); Project (8-9 weeks as 2 rotations; site options vary by project) ; Preceptorship (2-3 weeks); Administration (2 weeks; 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), Hematologic Malignancy and Cell Transplantation (1), Family Medicine (1), Transplantation (1), Orthopedic Surgery (1); Primary Care/ Emergency (6); HIV Ambulatory Care (1); Infectious Disease Ambulatory Care (Community IV Program) (1);  any required rotation can be repeated as an elective (# sites as above). Opportunity to 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 and be a member of CSHP. Must obtain Manitoba pharmacist license within 6 months of commencing program.

Organization

Type: Region; 1 tertiary care hospital (home site) with rotations available at 1 acute and 3 sub-acute hospitals, 3 long-term care facilities, multiple community sector locations
Number of beds: 2000
Sites: Health Sciences Centre (home base); other sites each offer rotations totaling less than 60 days per academic year per resident: Concordia, Victoria General, Seven Oaks General & Grace Hospital, Deer Lodge Centre, Misericordia & Riverview Health Centre, plus WRHA-affiliated sites at primary care Access Centres, Lion’s Place & Nine Circles Health Centre. 
Affiliation: None

Residents

2019-2020
Meghanne Rieder
Liam Berrigan

2018-2019
Michael Szelemej
Katarina Popovic

2017-2018
Katlyn Taylor
Stephanie Bryant

2016-2017
Darren Bogle
Alanna Doell

2015-2016
Jaclyn Deonarine
Bradley Hernden