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

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

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

Program

Type: General

Focus: Oncology

Established in: 2005

# Positions: 2

App. Deadline: October 14, 2022 

Starting date: July 4, 2023 

PRAMS Additional Requirements: (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: Entry to Practice PharmD or Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree

Program highlights: General residency program involving rotations in drug information, medication use systems, leadership and administration and clinical rotations. Core and elective clinical rotations include internal medicine, acute care oncology/hematology, blood and marrow transplant, pain and palliative care, gyne oncology, lung cancer, pediatric oncology, breast cancer and regional cancer centre ambulatory oncology. As this is a provincial 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.

Core Rotations: (duration; site choices): Rotations offer the residents experience in the cancer centres and hospitals in Edmonton and Calgary:

  • Drug Information: 1 week virtual experience
  • Medication Use Systems: 1 week; CCI
  • Leadership and Management: 3 weeks; CCI
  • Acute Care Adult Oncology: 4-5 weeks; CCI, FMC, UAH
  • Pain and Palliative Care: 4-5 weeks; CCI, TBCC/New Cancer Centre
  • Ambulatory Hematology: 4-5 weeks; TBCC/New Cancer Centre, CCI
  • Internal Medicine: 6 weeks; FMC, RAH
  • Undergraduate Clinical Precepting: 4 weeks; FMC, RAH
  • 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/New Cancer Centre)
  • Breast cancer ambulatory rotation (CCI)
  • Gyne oncology ambulatory rotation (TBCC/New Cancer Centre, CCI)
  • Pediatric oncology acute care rotation: (Stollery, ACH)
  • Blood and marrow transplant ambulatory rotation (TBCC/New Cancer Centre)
  • Combined ambulatory hematology/acute care hematology (PLC)
  • Regional cancer centre solid tumour ambulatory oncology (Central Alberta Cancer Centre, Jack Ady Cancer Centre)

 

Organization

Type: Alberta Pharmacy Practice Residency Program (Cancer Care)

Number of beds: 56 (Cross Cancer Institute) with most clinics operating in an ambulatory setting. New Cancer Centre in Calgary opening in the summer of 2023, number of acute care beds to be determined.

Sites
:
Cross Cancer Institute (CCI), Tom Baker Cancer Centre (TBCC) / new Calgary Cancer Centre, as well as other hospitals within Alberta Health Services.

 

Graduates
2021-2022 Melissa Chan
Lisa Zhang

2020-2021

Kosha Kantharia
Alex Kwan

2019-2020

Tina Chen-En Ma
Alisha Shivji

2018-2019

Kyia Hynes
Kevin Thai

2017-2018

Helen Marin
Phoebe Hsu

2016-2017

Humirah Sultani
Grace Wong

2015-2016

Bianca Au
Katherine Fung

 

Residents

2022-2023
Christina Watts
Julian Hopwood-Raja

2021-2022
Melissa Chan
Lisa Zhang

2020-2021
Kosha Kantharia
Alex Kwan

2019-2020
Tina Chen-En Ma
Alisha Shivji

2018-2019
Kyia Hynes
Kevin Thai

2017-2018
Helen Marin
Pheobe (Yu) Hsu

2016-2017
Grace Wong (CCI)
Humirah Sultani (TBCC)

2015-2016
Bianca Au (CCI)
Katherine Fung (TBCC)

2014-2015
Jenna Foulds (CCI)
Vincent Ha (TBCC)

2013-2014
Alastair Ilich (CCI)
Sarah Lutes (TBCC)

2012-2013:
Janet Quon (CCI)
Julia Warr (TBCC)

2011-2012
Kristin Anderson (TBCC)
Kristine Ferguson (CCI)

2010-2011
Nadine Lam (CCI)
Nikki Ryan (TBCC)

2009-2010
Naureen Sheikh (CCI)

2008-2009
Melanie Danilak (CCI)
Stephanie Leong (TBCC)

2007-2008
Patrick Yau (CCI)
Louise Delaney (TBCC)

2006-2007
Kelly Wills (CCI)
Diana Howard (TBCC)