Trillium Health Partners

Address 1:
Mississauga Hospital                    
100 Queensway Avenue West
Mississauga, ON, L5B 1B8

Address 2:
Credit Valley Hospital
2200 Eglinton Avenue West
Mississauga, ON, L5M 2N1  

Director:
Dr. Allan Mills, BSc (Pharm), Pharm D, FCSHP
Director of Pharmacy

Residency Lead Coordinator/Resource Pharmacist:
Contact:  Katie Palmer, BSc Phm, ACPR, CRE
Pharmacy Department, Credit Valley Hospital

Phone: 905-813-1100 ext. 6130
Fax: 905-813-4091

Residency Coordinator/Resource Pharmacist
Contact: Anjana Sengar, BSc Phm, PharmD, ACPR
Pharmacy Department, Mississauga Hospital

Phone: 905-848-7100 ext. 3839

Program

Type: 52 week General Hospital Residency
Established in: 2006 (Accredited)
# Positions: 4
App. deadline: October 14, 2021 - 5:00 p.m. EST.
Starting date: July or September 2022 (flexible)
PRAMS: Additional requirements to complete the Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) application should be sent through PRAMS when applying to the Trillium Health Partners program by the application deadline: Please include a letter describing why you wish to do a Residency Program at Trillium Health Partners (max 300 words) and include your most up-to-date resume/curriculum vitae. 
Est. stipend: approximately $34,000/year + 4% in lieu of benefits, statutory holidays, HOOPS, and 6% vacation pay
Vacation/holiday leave: 10 days
Education/conference leave: 2 conferences (PPC/Residents Clinical Conference)
A Community Teaching Hospital: As one of Canada’s leading community hospitals, Trillium Health Partners (THP) is comprised of four main sites that serve a population of over one million residents in Mississauga, south Etobicoke and the surrounding region. THP is home to one of the busiest Emergency services in Canada, a model ambulatory care centre and the largest free-standing day surgery facility in North America. The residents complete majority of their rotations at the main hospital sites; Mississauga Hospital and Credit Valley Hospital. 

The Mississauga Hospital hosts highly-specialized regional programs in advanced cardiac surgery, geriatric mental health services centers, hepato-pancreato-biliary services, neurosurgery, palliative care, primary percutaneous coronary intervention, sexsual assault and domestic violence, specialized geriatric services, stroke, and vascular services.

The Credit Valley Hospital features the Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre which serves a catchment area of 1.6 million people. CVH is also a regional leader in specialized programs for maternal- child care, clinical genetics, and nephrology. It's regional women's and children's health centre features ab advanced level 2 neonatal ICU and the largest paediatric oncology satellite program in Ontario outside of the Hospital for Sick Children.

Program Highlights:

The program offers a large range of clinical rotations, taught by highly-trained pharmacists, across all of our sites with the goal of developing the next generation of health professionals; supporting team-based learning; setting a new standard of excellence in health care leadership; and, supporting continuous growth, learning, mentoring and development.  Residents have the opportunity to have direct positive interactions with primary health care practitioners, often acting as the link between nursing, attending physicians and patients. The program places a large emphasis on developing a strong therapeutic thought process and clinical skills that residents can apply in their future careers.

Features of the Residency Program

  • Patient Case Presentations
  • Journal Club Presentations
  • Participating in Pharmacy Education Rounds
  • Option to attend presentation in cardiac rounds, pediatric rounds, neurosurgery rounds, surgery rounds, orthopedic surgery rounds and many others
  • Attend the Residents Clinical Conference and CSHP Professional Practice Conference (additional opportunities to attend conference cost permitting)
  • Longitudinal Teaching Rotation - Opportunity to develop teaching skills through involvement in nursing clinical skills da, teaching sessions during PharmD and EPE rotations, interprofessional education (IPE) sessions, participating in formal teaching modules and group discussions
  • Mentorship available

Rotations

The resident is expected to complete the following mandatory rotations and choose 2 rotations from the elective list to complete the residency. The number of weeks allotted to the rotations is in parentheses.

Mandatory Clinical Rotations (15 weeks):

  • Patient Care Process Bootcamp (1)
  • General Medicine (5)
  • Infectious Disease (4)
  • Independent Clinical Practice (5)

Mandatory Selective Rotations (12 weeks):

Acute Care selective: Emergency Medicine or Intensive Care Unit (4)
Cardiology selective: General Cardiology, Coronary Care Unit/Cardiovascular Surgery Intensive Care Unit (CCU/CSICU) or Cardiovascular Surgery Unit (CVU) (4)
Regional Program selective: Neurosurgery, Neurology, Oncology, or Nephrology (4)

Elective Clinical Rotations (8 weeks):

  • Any acute care selective (4)
  • Any regional program selective (4)
  • Any cardiology selective (4)
  • Pediatrics (4)
  • Rehabilitation (4)
  • Psychiatry (4)
  • Primary Care/ 
  • Primary Care / Family Health Team (4)
  • Orthopedic Surgery (4)
  • General Surgery (4)
  • Surgical Pre-Op Clinic (4)
  • Anticoagulation Clinic (4)

Mandatory Non-clinical Rotations (15 weeks):

  • Leadership and Administration (1)
  • Drug Information (4)
  • Inpatient Pharmacy Operations (3)
  • Project (6)
  • Conferences (1)
  • Longitudinal Teaching Rotation 

Minimum required credentials: BSc.Pharm, plus registered as a pharmacist in Ontario at earliest opportunity upon being admitted to the program.

Organization

Type: Multi-site acute care community teaching hospital
Bed numbers: 1275
Sites: Mississauga Hospital, Credit Valley Hospital, Queensway Health Centre, Reactivation Care Centre
Affiliation: University of Toronto

Residents

2021-2022
Nicole Chang
Jeffrey Lai
Stephanie Naccarato
Aliya Syed

2020-2021
Peter Carducci
Julia Liu
Narthaanan Sirmurugathasan

2019-2020
Sama El Rfaei
Fulbert Fu
Emily Hammond
Hatf Sohail

2018-2019
Sonja Li
Meiko Peng
Mark Pryjma
Vincent Vuong

2017-2018
Elaine Martin
Amanda Dhawan
Amy Wang