Hamilton Health Sciences

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

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

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


Type: General
Established in: 1980
# Positions: 3
App. deadline: October 14, 2021 - 5 p.m. EST.
Starting date: July or September (flexible)
PRAMS: Additional requirements to complete the Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) application should be sent through PRAMS when applying to Hamilton Health Sciences program 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).
Est. stipend: $18.42/hour 
Vacation/holiday leave: 2 weeks

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 (4-6 weeks) Drug Information (2 weeks) Critical Appraisal/Health Research Methods Rotation (5 weeks) Teaching Skills Rotation (Longitudinal over residency year) Leadership Rotation (Longitudinal over residency year)


Additional clinical specialty rotations may be offered based on resident interest and pharmacist preceptor availability

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


Critical Care Hematology/Oncology Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship Neonatal ICU General Pediatrics Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care 
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Health Team
  • Geriatric Assessment & Rehabilitation 
  • Complex Continuing Care 
  • Hematology/Oncology 
  • Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Internal Medicine
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Surgery - Orthopedics and/or Surgical Oncology

Elective Rotations:





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, Hospital, Regional Rehabilitation Centre, Ron Joyce Children's Centre, West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Urgent Care Centre
Affiliation: University of Waterloo (for residency program)



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