Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Antimicrobial Stewardship) - Accreditation Pending

2075 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5

Residency webpage: N/A

Dr. Danette Beechinor, BScPharm, PharmD
Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 4494
Fax: 416-480-5887

Lesley Palmay, BSc, BScPhm, MSc, ACPR
Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 87563
Fax: 416-480-5887

Lesley Palmay, BSc, BScPhm, MSc, ACPR
Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 87563
Fax: 416-480-5887

Interested applicants:
Please submit a letter of interest and a current curriculum vitae by Monday May 2, 2022 to:
Danette Beechinor, Director of Pharmacy
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room 305
Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5


Type: Antimicrobial Stewardship
Focus: Inpatient
Est. in: 2019
# Position(s): 1
App. Deadline: Monday, May 2, 2022
Starting Date: September 2022 (flexible)
Est. stipend: $50,000 per annum
Benefits: Yes
Vacation/holiday leave: 10 paid vacation days
Education/conference leave: Yes (budget and time provided to support residents to attend conferences will be reviewed each year)

Minimum required credentials:
The Antimicrobial Stewardship Advanced Pharmacy Residency will consider applicants who express an interest in and commitment to advanced practice in the area of Antimicrobial Stewardship. The applicant will be a registered pharmacist with one of the following:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy as a second professional degree (i.e. post-baccalaureate), or
  • Master’s degree in advanced pharmacotherapy, or
  • Completion (or due to complete) an accredited year-1 Pharmacy residency.

Program Highlights: Formal institutional Antimicrobial Stewardship programs have become a well-recognized strategy to mitigate the over-use and misuse of antibiotics that contribute to increasing resistance rates, C.difficile infections and adverse drug reactions. This year-2 residency program is designed to provide pharmacists with the formal training necessary to become a leader in Antimicrobial Stewardship, by enhancing their clinical knowledge of antimicrobial management, providing them with the clinical skills to change practice and expose them to methods for implementing and evaluating Antimicrobial Stewardship initiatives.

The goals of this program are:

  • To enhance individual skills and confidence so that the successful applicant will be a competent practitioner in antimicrobial stewardship, and will have the skills to provide leadership in this area
  • To develop clinical teaching skills to become an effective educator to multidisciplinary staff on topics related to Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • To develop project management and research skills through the completion of a research project relevant to Antimicrobial Stewardship

The option of combining the residency with a Master’s degree can be considered based on the interest of the applicant.

The program will consist of:

  • Clinical teaching to increase the pharmacist’s knowledge of infectious diseases and optimal antimicrobial use
  • Practical clinical experience on the prospective-audit-and-feedback service optimizing antimicrobials in several patient populations including: Critical Care, Medical/Surgical and Oncology patients
  • Research in a relevant area of Antimicrobial Stewardship practice

Activities of the residency will also be tailored based on the needs and interests of the resident.

Required Rotations:

  1. Antimicrobial Stewardship in Medical/Surgical Patients
  2. Antimicrobial Stewardship in Critical Care
  3. Antimicrobial Stewardship in Oncology Patients
  4. Research

Elective Rotations: may be arranged upon the interest of the resident.


Type: Tertiary Care, Academic Teaching Hospital
Number of beds: 1,325
Site(s): Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Bayview Campus
Affiliation: University of Toronto
Resident(s): N/A


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