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, 2022

Starting date: TBD

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): 

  • A site-specific cover letter (250 words max) is to be sent to Dr. Danette Beechinor (Residency Director) and Dr. Mark Pasetka (Residency Coordinator), c/o: Pharmacy Administration: Jeffrey Steer) indicating why you would like to do a residency at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and why you have chosen the specific program (Ambulatory or General Residency). 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.

Core Rotations

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

Elective Rotations (six elective rotations of five weeks duration each):

  • Ambulatory Clinic (Family Health Teams)
  • Ambulatory Clinics (At Sunnybrook and Other Institutions)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Falls Prevention Program (St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital)
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Ambulatory Nephrology
  • Ambulatory Oncology
  • Psychiatry
  • Thromboembolism
  • Women's College Hospital



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


Graduates 2015-Present
2022-2023 Isabella Chan
2020-2021 Rebecca (Becky) Wright


Superna Ramesh


Samantha Dias


Brooke Lipman


Ashley Graham


Carmilia Sun

2014-2015 Kandis Farr
2013-2014 Courtney Wong
2012-2013 Claire Ishoy