Alberta Health Services (Calgary Zone)

c/o South Health Campus
4448 Front Street SE
Calgary, AB, T3M 1M4

Mary Gunther, BSc Pharm, ACPR
Clinical Practice Manager
Phone:  780-407-6023

Dr. Rhonda Roedler, BScPharm, ACPR, PharmD, CDE
Clinical Practice Leader
Phone: 403-956-1570
Fax: 403-956-1574


Type: General


Established in: 1978

# Positions: 4

App. deadline: October 13, 2023

Starting date: July 2, 2024 

PRAMS (Additional PRAMS requirements to complete the Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) application should be sent through PRAMS when applying by the application deadline)None

Est. stipend: Approximately $46,600 per annum

Benefits: yes

Vacation/Holiday Leave: 10 paid days

Education/Conference Leave: Budget and time may be provided to support residents to attend conferences

Program highlights: Residents complete various rotations in the 5 urban hospitals within the City of Calgary. This multi-site program creates the opportunity to learn from a number of practitioners in a variety of settings. Rotation schedules can be adjusted to accommodate preceptor availability and resident choices. Rotations outside of Calgary may be arranged to accommodate the resident's interests

Required Rotations: 

  • Medication Use Systems (1 week)
  • Management and Leadership (3 weeks)
  • Drug Information (1 week)
  • Undergraduate Clinical Precepting (4 weeks)
  • Medicine (6 weeks)
  • Cardiology (4-5 weeks)
  • Infectious Disease (4-5 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Care (4-5 weeks) 
  • Critical Care (4-5 weeks)
  • Residency research project (9 weeks)

Elective Rotations: 

Chosen based on the interests of the resident and the availability of the rotations.  There is enough time allotted to allow for one to two elective rotations of 4-5 weeks in duration.  The rotations listed below are a summary of commonly available electives at the present time. There is a possibility that additional rotations may become available with addition of new practice areas.  Some of the electives listed below are also available as ambulatory rotations.

  • Nephrology
  • Renal Transplant
  • Diabetes/Chronic Disease Management 
  • Academic Family Medicine
  • HIV Clinic
  • Mental Health
  • Emergency
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics 
  • Chronic Pain
  • Oncology

Minimum required credentials: Entry to practice Pharmacy Professional Degree (eg BSc, BSP, PharmD), and eligible for the Clinical register of the Alberta College of Pharmacists



Type: Tertiary teaching hospitals

Number of beds: 2300

Sites: Peter Lougheed Centre, Rockyview General Hospital, Foothills Medical Centre, Alberta Children's Hospital, South Health Campus



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