Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre - Ambulatory Care - Year 1

2075 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5

Danette Beechinor, BSc Pharm, Pharm D, CHPE, CD
Director of Pharmacy
Phone: 416-480-4494
Fax: 416-480-5887

Mark Pasetka, BSc Pharm, Pharm D, RPh
Clinical Practice Lead - Oncology Pharmacy
Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 83692

Residency Program

Type: Ambulatory Care Pharmacy (Year 1) Residency
Focus: Ambulatory Care Clinics and Family Health Teams
Established in: 2000
# Positions: 1
App. deadline: October 14, 2021 5:00 p.m. EST.
Starting date: September 
PRAMS: Additional requirements to complete the Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) application should be sent through PRAMS when applying to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre - Ambulatory program by the application deadline: A site specific cover letter (sent to Pharmacy Administration: Jeffrey Steer) describing why you wish to do a Residency in Ambulatory Care at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (250 words max). You may apply to either the Sunnybrook Ambulatory Care Residency Program or General Residency Program, but not both.

Minimum required credentials: Eligible for licensure in Ontario and undergraduate training in pharmaceutical care.
Est. stipend: Approximately $30,000 per annum
Benefits: 8%
Vacation/holiday leave: 2 weeks
Education/conference leave: 1 week

Program highlights: The Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC) is a one year experiential program designed for the individual seeking to further develop skills necessary to assess, design, implement and monitor evidence-based individualized medication therapy in a variety of collaborative outpatient practice settings. In addition, the resident will develop and demonstrate fundamental teaching, research and leadership skills.

Required Rotations:  

General Hospital Orientation: 1 week Distribution: 1 week (dependent on prior experience at Sunnybrook)


Elective Rotations:

Clinical Rotations
(Six elective rotations of 5 weeks duration each) Ambulatory Clinic (Family Health Teams at Sunnybrook) Ambulatory Clinics (Various locations throughout the GTA) Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Emergency Department  Falls Prevention Clinic (St John’s Rehabilitation Hospital) General Internal Medicine Nephrology Oncology  Psychiatry Thromboembolism  Women's College Hospital
  • Clinical Orientation: 1 week
  • Teaching & Learning: 2 weeks
  • Drug Information: 2 weeks
  • Administration: 2 week
  • Research Project: 10 weeks



Type: University-affiliated tertiary care centre
Number of beds: ~1200
Sites: Sunnybrook Campus, St. John’s Rehab and Other GTA Sites
Affiliation: University of Toronto



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