North York General Hospital (NYGH)

*Accreditation-Pending*
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.


Address:
4001 Leslie St
Toronto, ON
M2K 1E1

Director:
Edith Rolko, BScPhm
Director of Pharmacy
Email: edith.rolko@nygh.on.ca
Phone: 416-756-6099

Coordinator/Contact:
Jenny Chiu, BScPhm, ACPR, PharmD
Clinical Coordinator/Acute Care Practitioner
Email: jenny.chiu@nygh.on.ca
Phone: 416-756-6000 ext 3282 

Program Website:
nygh.on.ca

Program

Type: 52 week General Hospital Residency

Focus: 
North York General hospital (NYGH), as one of the top leading community academic hospitals in Canada and one of the top 100 hospitals in the world, is a leader in patient and family-centred care, providing services to a culturally diverse community as well as a wide range of-patient populations from neonates to the elderly, offering acute care, ambulatory and long term care services.

Major programs include Cancer Care, Child and Teen, Emergency Services, Family and Community Medicine, Genetics,
Maternal Newborn, Medicine and Elder Care, Mental Health, and Surgery.

Established In: 2023 (new program)

# Position(s): 1

Application Deadline: October 14, 2022

Starting Date: September 2023

PRAMS (Additional PRAMS requirements to complete the Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) application should be sent through PRAMS when applying to this program by the application deadline): 

  • Please include an up-to-date resume/CV and a cover letter (max 500 words/1 page) outlining:
    • Why you would like to pursue a residency and the path you have taken to prepare for this.
    • How you see yourself fitting into our organization and why NYGH,  a community teaching hospital is an ideal site to complete your residency.

Est. Stipend: $38,800 per annum + 6% in lieu of vacation (potential opportunity for casual weekend hours at pharmacist wages)

Benefits: N/A

Vacation/Holiday leave: 10 days

Education/Conference Leave: 5 days

Minimum Required Credentials: Entry level Pharmacy Degree (e.g. BSc.Phm, PharmD)

Other Eligibility Requirements: Registered or eligible to be registered at  the earliest opportunity upon being admitted to the program, as a Part A pharmacist with the Ontario College of Pharmacists. A vulnerable sector check will be required prior to start date.

Affiliation: University of Toronto

Program Highlights:

This is a general residency program that emphasizes the development and refinement of direct patient care skills, pharmacy practice skills, project management and leadership skills in the provision of care to our diverse community of patients in inpatient and ambulatory practice settings. The resident will also familiarize themselves with how technological applications such as electronic health records, barcoding and closed looped medication systems help to improve the quality and safety of medication management. 

The Pharmacy resident will have opportunities to work to full scope, collaborating closely with various interprofessional teams, partnering with patients and their community, be involved in the Antimicrobial Stewardship and Pharmacist-Directed Warfarin Management Programs.

The resident will also be involved in attending or facilitating many teaching and learning activities such as weekly pharmacist clinical sharing sessions, webinars, medical rounds, student therapeutic discussions. NYGH also has a Centre for Education department to support the resident with various resources. 

Core Rotations: 

  • Orientation/Pharmacy Operations (5 weeks)
  • Drug information/Medication Use & Evaluation//Evidence Based Medicine (4 weeks)
  • General Medicine - Foundational skills (2 week foundations + 4 weeks GIM)
  • Critical Care (4 weeks)
  • Infectious Disease/Antimicrobial Stewardship (4 weeks)
  • Pharmacy Administration/Leadership (1 -2 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Care (oncology, complex diabetes clinic) (4 weeks)
  • Project (8 weeks)
  • Teaching/Learning (longitudinal) (1-2 weeks)
  • Independent Clinical Practice/Consolidation rotation (4 weeks) 

Elective Rotations: 

2 x 4 week electives to choose from the following areas:

  • Geriatrics/Elder Care
  • Paediatrics
  • Cardiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Oncology - inpatient 
  • General Medicine (may include Neurology/Stroke, Respiratory, GI) 

 

Organization

Type: Community Teaching Acute Care Hospital (encompasses a General site with various ambulatory clinics and an affiliated long term care facility)

Site(s)

  • NYGH General Site
  • Ambulatory clinics (Consumer and Champagne sites)
  • Reactivation Care Centre
  • Senior's Health Long Term Care

Number of beds: 435 acute care bed hospital (General Site)

Affiliation: University of Toronto

 

Graduates

(new program starting September 2023)

 

Residents

2023-2024

  • New program starting Sept 2023