London Health Sciences Centre

800 Commissioners Road East
London, ON, N6A 5W9

Director of Pharmacy:
Sara Henderson, BScPhm, PharmD, CHE, Rph
Phone: 519-685-8500, ext. 32605

Residency Specialist/Contact:
Venita Harris, BScPharm, PharmD
Phone: 519-685-8500 ext. 52642

Administrative Support:
Lisa Rader
Pharmacy, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 519-685-8500 ext. 74755 

For information, please visit the London Health Sciences Centre website at:


Type: General

Established in: 1967

# Positions: 5

Application deadline: As per PRAMS

Starting date: July or September (TBD based on residents' availability)

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):

  • A 1-page cover letter describing your reasons for applying to London Health Sciences Centre’s Residency Program.

Stipend: Compensation is based on an hourly stipend of $19.00 per hour plus 13% in lieu of benefits and 6% in lieu of vacation.

Vacation/Holiday Leave: 10 vacation days

Program highlights:

Program is 56 weeks in duration. This is a general program designed to develop confident, self-directed pharmacy practitioners using Pharmaceutical Care as a practice model. Development of key foundational knowledge of pharmacy practice is enhanced by compulsory rotations in local drug information service, comprehensive unit dose/IV additive drug distribution system and Topics in Leadership workshops.

All residents will complete rotations at both University and Victoria Hospitals. 

The residency research project forms a key component of the residency. Residents are required to complete their final written submission by the end of their 13th month of the program. They are encouraged to submit a manuscript for publication. Residents enhance their presentation skills through regular presentations to pharmacists, physicians, and nurses.

Residents participate in a four week consolidation rotation, during their 13th month where they integrate all portions of their training to work as a clinical pharmacist on a defined service. 

Core/Required Rotations: Mandatory rotations include Medication Systems, Drug Information and Introduction to Evidence-based practice. Mandatory patient care rotations include Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infectious Diseases. Also mandatory is a Leadership rotation whereby shadowing the Director of pharmacy will serve to enhance the resident's understanding of the role of pharmacy management and leadership in meeting the goals of the organization.

Elective Rotations: Elective patient care rotations include critical care, neurology, nephrology, cardiology, oncology, mental health, neonatology, transplant, personalized medicine, emergency medicine and various surgical subspecialties. A 3-week elective rotation is also offered in evidence based practice.

Required credentials: BScPhm or PharmD

Minimum Required credentials: Licensed or eligible for licensure as a pharmacist of pharmacy intern with OCP in Ontario.

Other Eligibility Requirements: Excellent communication skills, self-directed, self-starter, and a desire to become a leader in the profession. Varied pharmacy experience is an asset.



Type: Multi-site academic tertiary-quaternary health care centre

Number of beds: 1152

Sites: University Hospital, Victoria Hospital

Affiliation: University of Waterloo (Pharmacy - Undergraduate and Residency), University of Toronto (Pharmacy), Western University (Medicine)



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