Hamilton Health Sciences

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

Kim Botsford, RPh, BScPhm, ACPR
Director - Pharmacy Services/Residency Program Director
Phone: 905-521-2100 ext. 42569

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

Joan Lee, BScPhm, ACPR
Pharmacy Educator
Phone: 905-521-2100 ext. 44367

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


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



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)




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