Interior Health Pharmacy Residency Program

505 Doyle Avenue
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6V8

Dr. Richard Slavik, BSc (Pharm), ACPR, PharmD, FCSHP
Phone: 250-469-7070 ext. 12256

Dr. Nicole Bruchet, B.Sc., B.Sc.(Pharm), ACPR, PharmD
Phone: 250-862-4300 ext. 27484

For information, please visit the Interior Health website at:


Type: General

Focus: Acute, inpatient practice and clinic-based practice

Established In: 2011

Number of Positions: 8

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)None

Starting date: June/July 2025

Estimated Stipend: $53,000

Benefits Included: Extended Medical and Dental

Vacation/Holiday Leave: 10 Days

Education/Conference Leave: Residents will attend a conference as part of their residency program.

Program highlights: The Interior Health Pharmacy Residency Program is a Year 1 pharmacy residency that offers unparalleled opportunities to learn in both inpatient and clinic-based practice settings.  The majority of residency rotations and activities take place at Kelowna General Hospital in Kelowna and Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.  Residents graduate from our program having gained experience in providing care to patients in the inpatient setting, as well as in ambulatory care and in large tertiary care academic teaching hospitals, as well as smaller, rural hospitals.  Given the breadth of their residency experience, residents are well positioned to work as clinical pharmacists in diverse practice settings upon graduation.

Residents in our program choose to complete their Interior Health Pharmacy Residency Program from one of two home sites, called Resident Pods: Kamloops Pod and the Kelowna Pod.  Visit our residency website ( to learn more about our program.

Core/Required Credentials
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Core/Required Rotations:

  • Program Orientation (1 week)
  • Clinical Orientation (2 weeks)
  • Direct Patient Care Rotations (32 weeks); core rotations in medicine, critical care, cardiology, infectious disease, precepting skills
  • Drug Distribution (3 weeks)
  • Medication Management or Pharmacy Education (2 weeks)
  • Leadership (2 weeks)
  • Evidence Based Practice (1 week)
  • Research Project (7 weeks)
  • Conference
  • Vacation (2 weeks)

Elective Rotations:
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Elective Rotations (Residents choose 3):

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Medicine - Neurology Focus
  • Medicine - Oncology Palliative Care Focus
  • Nephrology
  • Pediatrics and Neonatology
  • Psychiatry
  • Rural Medicine
  • Trauma Service - Emergency Medicine

Required Credentials:
Upon entry into the program: graduate of an accredited entry-to-practice pharmacy degree program and licensed as a pharmacist in British Columbia.  Residents are expected to be licensed as soon as eligible pending completion of the requirements to be licensed.  Licensing typically occurs in July.

Minimum Required Credentials:
Licensed as a pharmacist in British Columbia and eligible to work as a pharmacist in British Columbia.  Residents are expected to be licensed as soon as possible pending completion of requirements to be licensed.  Licensing typically occurs in July.  Residents complete the requirements for licensing prior to entry into the program and typically become licensed in July.



Type: General

Number of Beds:

  • Kelowna General Hospital: 450 beds
  • Royal Inland Hospital: 300 beds

Name of Sites: Rotations will take place at: Kelowna General Hospital (Resident Home Site), Royal Inland Hospital (Resident Home Site), Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Penticton Regional Hospital, Kootenay Boundary Hospital, and Kootenay Lake Hospital

Affiliation: Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia



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