Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board (CPRB)

Residency Programs

Through structured rotations in pharmacy practice, education, research, and administration, residency programs aim to prepare pharmacists for challenging and innovative pharmacy practice. Graduates of pharmacy residency programs are an important source of highly qualified pharmacists trained in institutional practice.

A hospital pharmacy residency program is typically a 12-month directed postgraduate learning experience. The Université Laval and University of Montreal both offer university-based, clinical Masters Programs over an approximate 18-month period; these programs are accredited by the CPRB. The application process for each of these programs is facilitated by the respective universities (applicants do not use the PRAMS).

Consider a residency program accredited by the Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board!

There are over 30 accredited programs in Canada, representing more than 100 graduates per year. The majority of these programs are designed as year 1 residency programs. Year 2 residency programs may be completed after successful completion of a year 1 residency program. CPRB-Accredited Residency Programs may choose to confer the designation “ACPR” to graduates of their residency program.

Year 1 Standards (clickable table of contents)

CPRB Accreditation Standards for Year 1 Pharmacy Residencies - Update July 2021.pdf

Year 2 Standards (clickable table of contents)

CPRB Accreditation Standards for Advanced (Year 2) Pharmacy Residencies - Update July 2021.pdf

Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles Clarification-FINAL.docx

Pharmacy Residency Application Roadmap

Interested in applying to a pharmacy residency program?

To help you navigate the competitive process CSHP is offering a new online course, the Pharmacy Residency Application Roadmap. Start with a free session on “Making the Pharmacy Residency Choice,” then move on to the paid portion of the course to hone your practical skills in mock interviews, personal branding workshops, and essay reviews with individualized feedback from successful residents -- all to help you present your best self with ease and confidence. 

Details here


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