Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services (Mental Health & Substance Use)


Note - Once accreditation is gained by a program, it becomes retroactive to the date that the application seeking accreditation was filed with CPRB. Therefore, programs with Accredited or Accreditation-Pending status may confer a credential such as “Accredited Canadian Pharmacy Resident/ACPR” upon their graduates.

2nd Floor 8521-198A Street
Langley, BC
V2Y 0A1

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

Advanced (Year) Residency Coordinator:
Dr. Cindy Luo, Residency Program Coordinator

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 Mental Health & Substance Use
Focus Acute Care
Positions Available 1
Stipend / Benefits $30,000 + benefits
Vacation 10 paid days
Start Date September
Program Duration 52 weeks
Required Rotations

Program Orientation (1 week)

4 week learning experiences:

  • Under Development - please contact Dr. Mike Legal for further information
Elective Rotations

Select 2 (4 week learning experiences)

  • Under Development - please contact Dr. Mike Legal for further information
Longitudinal Rotations / Experiences
  • Research Project
  • Critical Appraisal, Research Methods & Medical Statistics
  • Quality Improvement & Medication Safety 
  • Leadership in Professional Practice 
  • Formal Teaching (University) opportunities
  • Professional Conference attendance

(These are rotations and activities scheduled over the course of the residency year).