Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services (Pediatrics)

Michael Legal, B,Sc. (Pharm), ACPR, PharmD, FCSHP
Email: mlegal@providencehealth.bc.ca

Advanced (Year) Residency Coordinator/Contact:
Roxane Carr, B.Sc. (Pharm.), ACPR, Pharm.D., FCSHP, BCPS
Clinical Coordinator
Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of BC, Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services

The LMPS Advanced (Year 2) Pharmacy Residency Programs are advanced institutional pharmacy training programs focused on providing pharmacy clinicians experiential training in specialized clinical practice, leadership, teaching, and research.

The programs are designed to provide innovative and challenging opportunities for pharmacists to experience practice and care in a variety of settings encompassed by our large urban and rural university-affiliated health regions and partners: Vancouver Coastal Health, Providence Health Care, Fraser Health, and Provincial Health Services Authority.

Seven positions are being offered for the 2023-2024 academic year including in four unique programs: Internal Medicine, Critical Medicine, Mental Health and Substance Use and Pediatrics. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 30, 2023.

These programs were designed based on the Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board accreditation standards for Advanced (Year 2) Pharmacy Residencies. Each specialty undergoes accreditation separately. The Critical Care program received accreditation in 2020 and the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics programs in 2021.The Mental Health and Substance Use program will seek CPRB Accreditation in Fall 2024/Spring 2025. Program accreditation is retroactive to prior program graduates and all successful graduates may use the ACPR2 designation.

Further details about the application process and/or the programs can be found at:

Type Pediatrics
Focus Acute Care / Ambulatory Pediatric Pharmacotherapy
Positions Available 1
Stipend / Benefits $30,000 + benefits
Vacation 10 paid days
Start Date September
Program Duration 52 weeks
Required Rotations
  • Pediatric Orientation   
  • Pharmacodynamics/Pharmacokinetics
  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Oncology
Elective Rotations
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Women,  Children and Family HIV
  • Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
Other Residency Activities
  • Clinical and didactic teaching opportunities involving pharmacy (e.g. E2P PharmD students, Year 1 residents) and non-pharmacy learners (e.g. medical students and residents)
  • Guided learning in statistics, critical appraisal, and study design 
  • Longitudinal experiences in improving medication use systems
  • Longitudinal leadership and business case development experiences
  • Professional committee involvement
  • Professional conference attendance



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