The Hospital for Sick Children

555 University Avenue
Toronto, ON, M5G 1X8

Renu Lal, BSP, MSc, RPh
Clinical Director, Department of Pharmacy

Alicia Koo, HonBSc, BScPhm, ACPR, PharmD, RPh 
Clinical Specialist, Department of Pharmacy
Education & Residency Coordinator
Phone: 416-813-6449

For program information, please visit the Sick Kids Hospital Residency Program website at:


Type: General

Focus: Paediatrics

Established in: 1984

# Positions: 2

App. deadline: October 14, 2022 (as per PRAMS)

Starting date: August 28, 2023

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)

  • Program specific cover letter to support your application (250 words maximum)

Est. stipend: $30,700 (approx.) plus weekends worked as pharmacist

Benefits: Percent of pay in lieu of benefits

Vacation/Holiday Leave: 10 days paid lieu time instead of vacation bank

Education/Conference Leave: Participation in residents' clinical conference and additional external conference

Program highlights: This clinically oriented program is designed to expose the resident to a broad range of activities. Case presentations, projects, rounds, seminars, journal clubs and relevant work experiences, including taking responsibility for patient care under supervision, provide the basis for the education and training components of the program. Following the required rotations, the resident chooses elective rotations in areas of particular interest.

Core Rotations:

  • Medication Use System
  • Drug Information
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • General Pediatrics
  • Leadership
  • Teaching 
  • Project

Elective Rotations:

  • Pediatric Critical Care and/or Cardiac Critical Care
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Cardiology
  • Surgical Consult
  • Transplant and Regenerative Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology Clinic
  • Antimicrobial/Stewardship and Infectious Disease
  • Haematology/Oncology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant/Cellular Therapy

Minimum required credentials: Graduate from a pharmacy education program accredited by the Canadian Council for the Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP). Hold a current license to practice pharmacy in Ontario or be eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in Ontario, demonstrated interest in pediatrics, and previous hospital work experience is an asset.



Type: Paediatric teaching hospital
Number of beds: 300
Sites: Hospital for Sick Children
Affiliation: University of Toronto



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