Saskatchewan Health Authority, Regina Area

Address:
4101 Dewdney Avenue
Regina, SK, S4T 1A5

Director:
Dr. Bill Semchuk, MSc, PharmD, FCSHP
Director - Patient Care and Performance
Phone: 306-766-4010
Fax: 306-766-3547

Coordinator/Contact:
Kirsten Fox, BSP, ACPR
Clinical Support Pharmacist
Phone: 306-766-3116
Fax: 306-766-4363

Program

Type: General Pharmacy (Year 1) Residency
Focus: General Hospital Practice
Established in: 1967
# Positions: 4
App. deadline: October 14, 2021 - 5:00 p.m. EST.
Starting date: June 13, 2022
PRAMS: Additional requirements to complete the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) - Regina Area Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) application: Applicants to submit a short (maximum 250 words) statement that outlines your specific interest in completing residency training at the Saskatchewan Health Authority Regina pharmacy residency program.

Est. stipend: $50,000 per annum
Vacation: 15 days
Benefits: Medical and dental coverage, funding to attend a regional and/or national conference, shared office with PC, pager, laptop, free access to various electronic resources. 

Program highlights: The resident is expected to develop skills to become an independent thinker/learner by assuming responsibility for learning, recognizing their own deficiencies, and to be able to independently problem solve. The ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and manage their time efficiently will be important skills to develop. Learning takes place at the two acute care facilities, a rehabilitation centre, and an ambulatory care centre and will focus on various clinical environments. The resident has the opportunity for a focused research project related to health care organization pharmacy practice as well as a practice related article to aid in the development of skills pertinent to scientific publication.

Required Rotations: 

  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Foundations in Clinical Pharmacy
  • Foundations of Drug Distribution
  • Infectious Disease/ Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Care Process
  • Practice Management
  • Preceptorship
  • Pharmacokinetics

Selective Rotations:

Residents will be required to take one of the following:

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatrics
  • Adult Critical Care

Elective Rotations:

Generally a resident is able to complete two elective rotations that are of two to four weeks in duration and include:

  • HIV Management
  • Informatics
  • Neonatal Intensive Care (if alternative chosen as selective rotation – see above)
  • Nephrology
  • Outpatient Anticoagulation Management Service
  • Pediatrics (if alternative chosen as selective rotation – see above)
  • Psychiatry
  • Medication Safety
  • Opioid Stewardship
  • Adult Critical Care (if alternative chosen as selective rotation - see above)
  • Long Term Care/Rehabilitation

Minimum required credentials:

  • Graduate from a recognized college or school of pharmacy
  • On the first day of residency, must posses a Practicing Pharmacist License from the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals (SCPP) or be in possession of a Conditional License from SCPP per SCPP bylaws.

Organization

Type: Includes two acute hospitals, one long term care/rehabilitation facility, home care, public and mental health programs, and is affiliated with several long term care facilities
Number of beds: 633 acute, 48 rehab, 255 long term
Sites: Regina General Hospital, Pasqua Hospital, Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, Kidney Health Centre
Affiliation: University of Saskatchewan

Residents

2021-2022
Taylor McVannel
Joshua Nurkowski
Wallace Rourke
Briana Schmeltzer

2020-2021
Caitlin Dempsey
Danya Iwabuchi
Christine Lee
Kari Rustad

2019-2020
Caitlin Coons
Brandon Kennedy
Logan Underwood

2018-2019
Lindsay Edgington
Jordan Kalesnikoff
Stephanie Zimmer

2017-2018
Brenna Gallagher
Steven Kary
Samantha Tri

2016-2017

Laura Almas
Samantha Cunningham
Aleina Haines