Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre - General Program - Year 1

Address:
2075 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5

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

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

Residency Program

Type: General Pharmacy (Year 1) Residency
Focus: General Hospital Practice-based
Established in: 1973
# Positions: 2
App. deadline: October 14, 2021, 5:00 p.m. EST.
RAMS: 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 - General Program  by the application deadline: A site specific cover letter (sent to Pharmacy Administration: Jeffrey Steer describing why you wish to do a General Pharmacy (Year 1) Residency at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (250 words max). You may apply to either the Sunnybrook General Residency Program or the Ambulatory Care Residency Program, but not both.

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

Program highlights: A General Pharmacy Residency is designed to assist practitioners in the development of advanced clinical skills in pharmaceutical care.  In addition, the program creates the opportunity for the residents to provide evidence-based direct patient care as a member of the interprofessional teams. The resident will develop and demonstrate fundamental teaching and leadership skills.

Required Rotations:  

  • General Hospital Orientation: 1 week
  • Distribution: 1 week (depending on prior experience at Sunnybrook)
  • Clinical Orientation: 1 week
  • Teaching and Learning: 2 weeks
  • Drug Information: 2 weeks
  • Administration: 2 weeks
  • Research Project: 10 weeks
  • General Medicine (Mandatory): 5 weeks

Elective Rotations
Clinical Rotations (5 elective rotations of 5 weeks duration each

  • Ambulatory Clinics (Family Health Teams)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Fall Prevention Program (St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital)
  • Geriatrics 
  • Infectious Diseases (Prerequisite: Antimicrobial Stewardship)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit & High Risk Pregnancy
  • Nephrology (Outpatient & Inpatient)
  • Oncology (Inpatient & Outpatient)
  • Psychiatry
  • Thromboembolism 

Organization

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

Residents

2021-2022
Danielle Mara
Shreeya Thakrar

2020-2021
Daniela Fernandes
Linda (Xuan) Li

2019-2020
Siamak Badie
Danielle Porter

2018-2019
Melika Bozorgi Kiasaraei
Stephanie Rankin

2017-2018
Vivian Bui
Erin Bezzina

2016-2017
Nathan Ma
Jacqueline Brunton

2015-2016
Gloria Lau
Michael Wan

2014-2015
Alexandra Cooper
Melanie Cormier

2013-2014
Monique Potvin
Heather Bannerman

2012-2013 
Francine Kwee
Julia Maslikowska

2011-2012
Julianne Kim
Kaila MacMillan

2010-2011
Laura Schultz
Diane Vella