IWK Health

Address:
5850/5980 University Avenue,
Halifax, NS, B3K 6R8

Director:
Katie Hollis, BScPharm, ACPR, MHA
Director of Pharmacy
Phone: 902-470-8055
Fax: 902-470-8850

Coordinator/Contact:
Dr. Melanie MacInnis, BSc(Pharm), PharmD
Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator
Phone: 902-470-2724
Fax: 902-470-8850

Program Website:
https://www.iwk.nshealth.ca/page/internships-residencies-and-fellowships

Program

Type: General Pharmacy Practice (PGY1)

Focus: Women’s and Newborn Health, Children’s Health, Adolescent Mental Health and Addictions

Est. in: 2017

# Position(s): 1

App. Deadline: October 14, 2022

Starting Date: early June 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)

  • Institution specific cover letter

Est. stipend: approx. $33,800

Vacation/holiday leave: 10 days

Education/conference leave: 5 days

Program Highlights: The goal of the of the pharmacy residency program at the IWK is to prepare pharmacists to practice with a philosophy of patient and family centered care. This program will enhance the ability for pharmacists to be prepared to care for children, youth and families at completion of the program – with skills as a pharmacist that are transferrable to any health care setting.

Using the knowledge, skills, and attitudes developed in the course of the residency year, the resident will become a competent and progressive pharmacy practitioner. The resident will become a leader in pharmacy practice including, but not limited to, patient care, project management, administration, teaching and academia, and research and scholarship. The resident will complete a project focused on providing information to enhance the care and safety of our patients moving forward – not only in our hospital but for our patients all across the Maritimes.

Required Rotations: All rotations completed at the IWK unless otherwise noted.

REQUIRED ROTATIONS
- Medication Management (4 weeks)
- Orientation to Clinical Pharmacy Practice (2 weeks)
- Research (6-10 weeks)
- Teaching (longitudinal)
- Leadership (longitudinal)

SELECTIVE ROTATIONS
- Drug Information 
- Adolescent Mental Health 
- Adult (gynecological & breast) surgery 
- Obstetrics 
- Neonatal Intensive Care 
- Pediatric Medicine 
- Infectious Disease 

 

Elective Rotations:

- Adult Medicine (occurs at an affiliated Dalhousie location)
- Nephrology/Hematology
- Pediatric Intensive Care
- Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Poison Centre/Toxicology
- Pediatric/Oncology
- Pediatric Surgery
- Children’s Ambulatory Care

Minimum required credentials: (See website)

 

Organization

Type: The IWK Health Centre provides quality care to women, children, youth, and families in the Maritimes and beyond. In addition to providing highly specialized (tertiary) care, the IWK also provides primary care services.

Number of beds: 271

Site(s): IWK Health Centre; which includes some off-site clinics; day programs, and temporary residential care services in our Mental Health and Addictions Program

Affiliation: Dalhousie University

 

Graduates
2021-2022 Alexandra Smithers

2020-2021

Erin Ring

2019-2020

Courtney Granter

2018-2019

Katelyn Hillier

 

Residents

2022-2023
Zachary Kennedy

2021-2022
Alexandra Smithers

2020-2021
Erin Ring

2019-2020
Courtney Granter

2018-2019
Katelyn Hillier