Eastern Integrated Regional Health Authority (Newfoundland and Labrador)

300 Prince Philip Drive
St. John’s, NL, A1B 3V6

Alicia Wall, BSc Pharm, PharmD, MHA, CHE
Regional Director, Pharmacy Services
Phone: 709-777-6459
Fax: 709-777-8551

Barbara Thomas, PharmD, FCSHP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Phone: 709-777-3550
Fax: 709-777-3921


Type: Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program (General PGY1)
Focus: To provide an experiential learning environment using pharmacy practitioner role models to ensure that the necessary knowledge, skills, and values can be acquired and applied by the resident in the provision of exemplary patient care.
Established in: 2017
Positions: 2
Application Deadline: October 14, 2021 - 5:00 p.m. EST
Starting Date: Mid-July 2022
PRAMS: Additional requirements to complete the Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) application should be sent through PRAMS when applying to  Eastern Integrated Regional Health Authority (Newfoundland and Labrador) program by the application deadline: None
Est. stipend: $32,000 per annum. Additional conference stipend to a maximum of $2000. 
Vacation/holiday leave: 10 days
Education/conference leave: CSHP Professional Practice Conference attendance (February 2022) plus other CPD opportunities (see CPD stipend).

Program Highlights: Offered in affiliation with Memorial University School of Pharmacy, this new 52- week program provides the resident with a broad range of experiences within a hospital and ambulatory pharmacy practice setting. The resident will have the opportunity to be an active participant in many of our multidisciplinary health teams and promote the integration of evidence into the decision making process for the patients they are responsible for.

Required Rotations: Medication Use Systems (4 weeks), Drug Information (2 weeks), Pharmacy Leadership (2 weeks), Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship (2 weeks), General Medicine (6 weeks), Critical Care – ICU (5 weeks), Surgery (4 weeks), Ambulatory Care Longitudinal Rotation (4 weeks + one day every 4 weeks) in either oncology or anticoagulation (thrombosis clinic), Practice-Based Teaching (4 weeks) and Major Project (8 weeks).

In addition to required rotations, residents will also be expected to: 1) participate in longitudinal teaching to undergraduate pharmacy students at Memorial University School of Pharmacy in the Pharmacy Skills stream 2) facilitate learning for the interdisciplinary team over the course of the residency and 3) present at Pharmacy Grand Rounds and CSHP NL Branch CE Day. Residents will also get the opportunity to participate in a resident-led smoking cessation clinic at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Centre.

Elective Rotations: Residents are offered the opportunity to complete 2 - four week elective rotations. A wide range of electives are offered including: Mental Health and Addictions, Ambulatory Hemodialysis, Pediatrics, Hematology Oncology, Neuro- rehabilitation, CV ICU, Ambulatory Oncology (if not completing required Longitudinal Rotation in this area) or Ambulatory Thrombosis Clinic (if not completing required Longitudinal Rotation in this area), Medication Therapy Services Clinic, CF and HIV Clinic (combined), or an external rotation. For rotations completed in an alternate location, the rotation must be pre-approved by the Residency Coordinator and all costs associated with completing the rotation assumed by the resident. While not guaranteed, every effort will be made to accommodate rotation requests by each resident. 

Minimum required credentials: To be considered for acceptance, you must either be a student enrolled in the final year of a CCCAP-accredited Canadian entry to practice pharmacy degree program or be a licensed and practicing pharmacist in Canada.

To begin the program you must be licensed to practice with the PEBC and the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board (NLPB). Additionally, residents are required to complete the prescribing for minor ailments course through NLPB. 



Type: Newfoundland’s largest multi-site accredited Regional Health Authority. For more on Eastern Health please see www.easternhealth.ca
Number of beds: 1000
Site(s): **General Hospital, **St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, *Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre, *Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre, *Waterford Hospital, *Dr L.A. Miller Centre, Dr. Walter Templeman Health Centre, Carbonear General Hospital, Dr. G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre, Placentia Health Care Centre, Bonavista Community Health Care Centre. (plus other clinics/services provided throughout the Eastern Health catchment area)

Number (and Name) of Sites Where Residents Spend 60 or More Training Days: 1 - (Health Sciences Centre – General Hospital)

** Primary rotation sites (required +/- electives) * Elective sites

Affiliation: School of Pharmacy, Memorial University of Newfoundland



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