Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre - General Program - 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 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, 2022

Start Date: September

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.

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.

Core Rotations: 

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

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
  • Falls Prevention Program (St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital)
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases (Prerequisite: Antimicrobial Stewardship)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit & High Risk Pregnancy;
  • Nephrology (Outpatient & Inpatient)
  • Oncology (Inpatient & Outpatient)
  • Psychiatry
  • Thromboembolism



Type: University-affiliated tertiary care centre

Number of beds: ~ 1200

Sites: Sunnybrook Bayview Campus and St. John’s Rehab Campus

Affiliation: University of Toronto



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