Alberta Health Services Cancer Care

Address 1:
Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2

Address 2:
Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 29 St NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2

Dr. Tania Mysak, BSP, PharmD
Director, Practice, AHS Pharmacy Services
Phone: 780-735-0770

Tom Baker Cancer Centre: Frances Folkman, BScPharm, ACPR
Clinical Practice Leader
Phone: 403-521-3365
Fax: 403-521-3326


Type: General
Focus: Oncology
Established in: 2005
# Positions: 2
App. Deadline: October 14, 2021 - 5:00 p.m. EST
Starting date: July 4, 2022 (Not flexible)
PRAMS: No additional requirements to complete the Alberta Health Services (Cancer Control) Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) application: 
Est. stipend: approximately $50, 000 per annum
Benefits: Yes
Vacation/holiday leave: 10 paid days
Education/conference leave: Time provided to support residents to attend conferences
Minimum required credentials: Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy & licensure in Alberta

Program highlights: General residency program involving rotations in drug information, medication use systems, leadership and administration and clinical rotations such as internal medicine, hematology/oncology, blood and marrow transplant, pain and palliative care, gyne oncology, lung cancer, pediatric oncology and breast cancer. As this is a regional program, rotations may be offered at either the Cross Cancer Institute, the Tom Baker Cancer Centre or other AHS hospital sites. Residents must also complete a research project during the year.

Required Rotations: (duration; site choices): Rotations offer the residents experience in the cancer centres and hospitals in Edmonton and Calgary:
Drug Information: 2 weeks; Drug Information North or Drug Information South or virtual experience
Medication Use Systems: 1 week; CCI
Leadership and Administration: 3 weeks; CCI
Acute Care Adult Oncology: 4-5 weeks; CCI, FMC, UAH
Pain and Palliative Care: 4-5 weeks; CCI, TBCC
Hematology/Oncology: 4-5 weeks; TBCC, CCI
Internal Medicine: 6 weeks; FMC
Undergraduate Clinical Precepting: 4 weeks; CCI,TBCC
Residency Research Project: 8-9 weeks

Elective Rotations (2): Chosen based on interests of the resident and the availability of the rotations. There is time allotted to allow for two elective rotations of 4-5 weeks’ duration. The rotations listed below are a summary of available rotation sites at the present time. There is a possibility that additional rotation sites may open up with the addition of new practice areas.

Lung cancer ambulatory rotation (TBCC + Holy Cross site) Breast cancer ambulatory rotation (CCI) Gyne oncology ambulatory rotation (TBCC, CCI) Pediatric oncology acute care rotation: (UAH, ACH) Blood and marrow transplant ambulatory rotation (TBCC) Combined ambulatory hematology/acute care hematology (PLC); Regional cancer centre solid tumour ambulatory oncology (Central Alberta Cancer Centre, Jack Ady Cancer Centre)



Type: Alberta Pharmacy Practice Residency Program (Cancer Control)
Number of beds: 56 (Cross Cancer Institute) with most clinics operating in an ambulatory setting.
Sites: Cross Cancer Institute (CCI), Tom Baker Cancer Centre (TBCC), as well as other hospitals within Alberta Health Services.



Christina Watts
Julian Hopwood-Raja

Melissa Chan
Lisa Zhang

Kosha Kantharia
Alex Kwan

Tina Chen-En Ma
Alisha Shivji

Kyia Hynes
Kevin Thai

Helen Marin
Pheobe (Yu) Hsu

Grace Wong (CCI)
Humirah Sultani (TBCC)

Bianca Au (CCI)
Katherine Fung (TBCC)

Jenna Foulds (CCI)
Vincent Ha (TBCC)

Alastair Ilich (CCI)
Sarah Lutes (TBCC)

Janet Quon (CCI)
Julia Warr (TBCC)

Kristin Anderson (TBCC)
Kristine Ferguson (CCI)

Nadine Lam (CCI)
Nikki Ryan (TBCC)

Naureen Sheikh (CCI)

Melanie Danilak (CCI)
Stephanie Leong (TBCC)

Patrick Yau (CCI)
Louise Delaney (TBCC)

Kelly Wills (CCI)
Diana Howard (TBCC)