St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton

50 Charlton Avenue East
Hamilton, ON, L8N 4A6

Carmine Nieuwstraten, RPh, BScPhm, ACPR
Director of Pharmacy

Cathy Burger, B.Sc.Phm., ACPR
Clinical Pharmacist
Phone: 905- 522-1155 ext. 33808
Fax: 905-521-6161

For information, please visit the St. Joseph's Healthcare website at:


Type: General

Focus: Nephrology, Psychiatry, General Internal Medicine, Critical Appraisal, Critical Care, Infectious Diseases

Established in: 1964

# Positions: 2

Application deadline: as per PRAMS

Starting date: TBD

PRAMS: Additional requirements to complete the Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) application should be sent through PRAMS when applying to St. Joseph's Healthcare (Hamilton) program by the application deadline: Program specific cover letter (maximum 500 words). 

Est. stipend: ~ $42,750 per year

Benefits: (14% in lieu of benefits)  

Vacation/holiday leave: (2 weeks)

Education/conference leave: (at least one week – CSHP conference: PPC recommended)

Program highlights: This post-graduate program offers organized training in various areas of hospital pharmacy. Areas of special interest include provision of pharmaceutical care in various patient-care settings, critical appraisal, administration, research and education. 

Minimum required credentials: Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or Pharm D. Registration with the Ontario College of Pharmacists as a Pharmacist or Pharmacy Intern is required.

Required Rotations:

- Medication Management Systems / Drug Distribution (4 weeks)
- Critical Appraisal / Health Research Methods (4-5 weeks)
- General Internal Medicine (4 weeks)
- Administration (2 weeks)
- Drug Information (2 weeks)
- Research Project (approximately 8-10 weeks scheduled throughout the year)

Elective Rotations:  
Elective rotations are usually 3-4 weeks in duration, based on resident’s preference and number of electives chosen

- Nephrology/Renal Transplant (inpatient and outpatient)
- Liaison
- Clinical Information
- Psychiatry
- Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship
- Ambulatory Care (e.g., SJHH Retail Pharmacy, Internal Medicine Rapid Assessment Clinic – IMRAC)
- General Surgery / Bariatric Surgery



Type: Tertiary care academic institution - Centres of Excellence: Firestone Institute of Respiratory Health (FIRH) / Thoracics Chest Program, Kidney/Urinary Program (including Nephrology, Hemodialysis, Renal Transplant and Urology), Mental Health and Addiction, Musculoskeletal / Orthopedics, Diagnostic Imaging, Ophthalmology, Surgery (including General, Bariatric and Cancer)

Number of beds: 690

Sites: 3 Campuses - Charlton Campus (main), West 5th Campus and King Campus 

Affiliation: University of Toronto (for residency program) and McMaster University




Lisa Ros-Choi
Kaitlyn Sellers


Madeline Pugi
Emily Vanderwindt


Matthew Bell
Caitlin Luther


Riley Kim
Joanna Leake


Sumaira Hasan
Yifan (Tracy) He


Kavita Puri
Maddison Davoli


Melissa Baranski
Arpita Desai


Holly Meginnis
Lanny Tran