Hamilton Health Sciences

Address:
P.O. Box 2000
Hamilton, ON, L8S 4J9

Director: 
Dr. Marita Tonkin, BScPhm, PharmD, ACPR
Chief of Health Professional Practice/Residency Program Director
Phone: 905-521-2100 ext. 42569

Coordinators:
Dr. Melani Sung, PharmD, ACPR
Clinical Pharmacist
Phone: 905-521-2100 ext. 73479

Dr. Mark Duffett, PhD, ACPR
Clinical Pharmacist
Phone: 905-521-2100 ext. 73676

For information, please visit the Hamilton Hospital website at: www.hamiltonhealthsciences.ca

Program

Type: General

Established in: 1980

# Positions: 3

App. deadline: October 14, 2022

Starting date: July or September (flexible)

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): 

  • Please submit a letter briefly describing a successful learning experience in pharmacy school (ideally in a clinical setting).  What specific things did you do that contributed to its success? Why were they effective? (max 500 words).

Minimum required credentials: B.Sc.Pharm or PharmD, registered as a pharmacy intern or pharmacist with Ontario College of Pharmacists.

Est. stipend: $36,582 ($18.76/hour) - reviewed each Oct.

Vacation/holiday Leave: 2 weeks

Education/Conference Leave: on approval (for conference)

Benefits: N/A

Program highlights: The residency is a self-directed program with guidance and support provided through experienced clinical pharmacists. The residents are actively involved in setting their learning goals and using problem-solving approaches to meet these goals. Our program offers opportunities for clinical practice and research experience with pediatric and adult patients across multiple academic hospital sites. Our residents will learn as members of interprofessional teams providing patient-centered and evidence informed care.

Required Rotations:

- Medication Use Systems (4 weeks)
- Drug Information (2 weeks)
- Critical Appraisal/Health Research Methods Rotation (4 weeks)
- Teaching Skills Rotation (Longitudinal over residency year)
- Leadership Rotation (Longitudinal over residency year)

 

Direct Patient Care Rotations:
Residents typically can select up to seven 4-week rotations and can select to work with either adults or pediatric populations

- Ambulatory care (e.g. Family Health Team, chronic pain)
- Cardiology
- Critical Care (adult, pediatrics or neonates)
- Emergency Medicine (adult or pediatrics)
- Geriatric assessment and rehabilitation
- Hematology / oncology (adult or pediatrics)
- Infectious Diseases / Antimicrobial Stewardship (adult or pediatrics)
- Internal Medicine
- General Pediatrics
- Restorative and medically complex care
- Thrombosis

 

Organization

Type: Family of Hospitals and Cancer Centre service ~ 2.3 million people in Hamilton, Central South and Central West Ontario – Tertiary care/Teaching Hospital

Number of beds: ~1155

Sites: Most rotations are at:Hamilton General Hospital, McMaster University Medical Centre/McMaster Children’s Hospital, Juravinski Hospital, St. Peter's Hospital

Other sites: Juravinski Cancer Centre, Regional Rehabilitation Centre, Ron Joyce Children's Centre, West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Urgent Care Centre, McMaster Family Health Team

Affiliation: University of Waterloo (for residency program)

 

Residents

2022-2023
Matthew Bui
Cindy Shen
Christina Truong

2021-2022
Jace Hui
Sally Thai
Alena Tran

2020-2021
Nathalie Dagenais
Jing Fei Gao
William (Shi Yao) Lu

2019-2020
Stephanie Westhaver
Lindsay Dockrill
Ashley Melodi

2018-2019
Victor Lam
Claudiu Serbanescu
Colby Weichel

2017-2018
Deanna Caldwell
Madeleine James
Preeya Raja

2016-2017
Lauren Ferruccio
Teegan Ignacy
Monica Sanh

2015-2016
Leia Musielak
Michelle Holm
Jennifer Youn

2014-2015
Jackie Diebold
Jaskiran Otal
Jonathan Wong

2013-2014
Peter Delanghe
Parveen Dulku
Alina Rida Rashid

2012-2013
Megan Blair
Sara Deif
Vanessa Raco

2011-2012
Michael Collins
Naomi Dore
Eric Romeril