HIV Advanced (Year 2) Residency Program

University Health Network, Toronto

Dr. Olavo Fernandes, BScPhm, PharmD, FCSHP
Director of Pharmacy, Clinical Operations (Inpatient)

Dr. Alice Tseng, BScPhm, PharmD, AAHIVP

McGill University Health Centre, Montréal

Director: André Bonnici, MScPharm
Director of Pharmacy

Nancy Sheehan, PharmD, MSc

UHN program outline available by contacting residency coordinators or visiting our website at


Type: HIV – Year 2 Program
Focus: HIV
Established in: 1998
# Position(s): one (1)
App. Deadline: March 31, 2022
Starting Date: September 6, 2022
Est. stipend: $50,000 per annum
Benefits: Not applicable to temporary full time staff
Vacation/holiday leave: 2 weeks (over Christmas holiday break)
Education/conference leave: maximum 1 week

Program Highlights:
The Immunodeficiency Clinic, University Health Network in Toronto, and Chronic Viral Illness Service, McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, are two of the largest, university-affiliated, outpatient HIV clinics in Canada, serving together over 3500 patients per year. This joint residency program will provide the resident with experience in a variety of HIV clinical settings, with a focus on ambulatory care. The resident will be expected to initiate and complete a research project and participate in teaching pharmacy residents and PharmD candidates. The option to complete a 2 year combined Residency/Master’s program at the University of Toronto is also available. This Advanced (Year 2) program is offered every other year.

Required Rotations:

Ambulatory care (UHN & MUHC) Inpatient services (Casey House, Toronto) Community Pharmacy Geriatric HIV Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (Quebec Antiretroviral TDM Program) Research


Minimum required credentials:
Credentials: Applicants should hold a Year 1 Pharmacy Practice Residency (ACPR) and a Doctor of Pharmacy or Master’s Degree in advanced pharmacotherapy prior to starting the HIV advanced (Year 2) pharmacy residency.

Teaching Opportunities:

Didactic and clinical preceptor opportunities based on schedule/availability May include facilitating interprofessional seminars and small group seminars at the University of Toronto, and precepting pharmacy APPE students and year 1 residents. (Toronto) or Masters in advances pharmacotherapy residents (Montreal)

Other activities:

Attendance at local or regional HIV conferences Attendance/presentation at local HIV rounds (UHN & MUHC)
  • Liver transplant service
  • HIV pediatrics (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario)
  • Oncology (HIV focus)
  • Primary care (family practice)
  • Drug information/marketing
  • International health (depending on availability)

Elective Rotations:

Antimicrobial stewardship



The Immunodeficiency Clinic provides specialized outpatient consultation to people living with HIV (PLWH) as well as people at risk of acquiring HIV. The clinic’s philosophy of care is based on the principles of accessibility, comprehensiveness, health promotion, inclusion, and patient satisfaction. The clinic is staffed by an interdisciplinary team which includes medical specialists, nurses, pharmacists, social workers and dieticians. The clinic serves as a training ground for trainees in various disciplines. The clinic also has a robust research program which includes clinical, basic science, and epidemiological research. The clinic is located within Toronto General, a 432 bed hospital in downtown Toronto, and is part of University Health Network. Affiliation: University of Toronto

The Chronic Viral Illness Service (CVIS) is dedicated to providing patient-centered, multidisciplinary care to people living with chronic viral infections such as HIV and hepatitis C virus. It aims to advance care through practice-based research and to train health professionals. The CVIS is located at the McGill University Health Centre, Glen Site.

Interested Applicants:
Please submit a CV, letter of intent, and 2 letters of reference (including one from year 1 Residency Coordinator) to Alice Tseng by January 28, 2022.



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