Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services (Critical Care)

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 Critical Care
Focus Acute Care
Positions Available 2
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:

  • Critical Care I, II, III and IV (core rotations) - one of which is a precepting rotation
  • Cardiac ICU
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Emergency Medicine
Elective Rotations

Select one (4 week learning experience):

  • Lung Transplant
  • Liver Transplant
  • Renal transplant
  • Opioid Stewardship
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Hemodialysis
  • Academic Research

*Additional electives available based on residents' interest

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).





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