Nova Scotia Health - Central Zone

1796 Summer Street
Halifax, NS, B3H 3A7

Kent Toombs, BScPharm, ACPR
Residency Program Director

William Nevers (he/him), BScPharm, ACPR, PharmD 
Residence Program Coordinator

For information, please visit the Nova Scotia Health Authority website at: or the Dalhousie University website at:


Type: General

Established in: 1972

# Positions: 3

Application deadline: October 14, 2022

Starting date: June 5, 2023

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)None

Est. stipend: $30,200 per annum

Vacation/holiday leave: 2 weeks

Education/conference leave: Residents have an opportunity to attend one conference per year funded by the department

Program highlights: Offered in affiliation with College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University which is within 10 minutes from both the Halifax Infirmary and the Victoria General sites. The program provides the resident with a broad range of experiences in the field of pharmacy designed to train competent pharmacists capable of working to their full scope of practice in Atlantic Canada and beyond.

Required Rotations:

Compulsory rotations include Medication Systems – 2 weeks
Drug Information – 4 weeks
Introduction to Pharmaceutical Care – 2 weeks
General Medicine – 4 weeks
Cardiology – 4 weeks
Infectious Diseases – 4 weeks
Critical Care – 4 weeks
one of Hematology (inpatient) or Medical Oncology (outpatient) – 4 weeks
Leadership – 2 weeks
Project – maximum of 10  weeks
Longitudinal teaching – residents participate in the Pharmacy Skills Lab and by developing workshops, provide lectures on Skill Lab topics and function as a Skill Lab demonstrator to undergraduate pharmacy students at the Dalhousie College of Pharmacy over the course of the academic year. Residents are also expected to facilitate learning for the interdisciplinary team over the course of the residency and will participate in a variety of presentations throughout the program.

Elective Rotations: The resident may also chose from a variety of elective rotations, including:

- Mental Health
- Geriatric Consults
- Long-Term Care
- Small Hospital (single pharmacist site)

- Emergency
- Dialysis
- Solid Organ Transplant
- Antimicrobial Stewardship
- General Surgery
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Vascular Surgery
- Hematology or Solid Tumor Oncology (in addition to required rotation noted above)

Residents may also be given the opportunity to attend a maximum of 4 weeks to pharmacy departments in other hospitals with established rotations.

Minimum required credentials: Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who have graduated from a College of Pharmacy accredited by CCAPP or ACPE. Applicants must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applicants must demonstrate a strong motivation to attain high level of competency in pharmacy practice and be willing to work to full scope of practice. Successful applicants shall be registered as a pharmacist or; if not registered as a pharmacist at the time of application, become registered as a pharmacist at the earliest opportunity upon admission into the program. 

For information, please visit the Nova Scotia Health Authority website at:



Type: Multi-site accredited teaching hospital

Number of beds: 1100

Sites: Victoria General, Halifax Infirmary

Affiliation: Dalhousie University



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