University Health Network - General Program

Toronto General Hospital
585 University Avenue
Toronto, ON, M5G 2N2

Dr. Olavo Fernandes, BScPhm, PharmD, FCSHP
Director of Pharmacy

Dr. Cindy Natsheh, BScPhm, ACPR, PharmD and Dr. Janet Chow, BScPhm, ACPR, PharmD
Education Coordinator
Phone: 416-340-4800 x 8519
Fax: 416-340-3685

UHN program outlines and further information available by contacting residency coordinators or visiting our website at:


Type: General/General with oncology focus
Focus: Clinical Practice
Established in: 1967
# Positions: 2 (general) + 1 (oncology focus)
App. deadline: October 14, 2021 - 5:00 p.m. EST.
Starting date: September 2022
PRAMS: Additional PRAMS requirements to complete the Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) application should be sent through PRAMS when applying to University Health Network (General) program by the application deadline: A cover letter to Cindy Natsheh outlining your reasons for applying to the University Health Network (General) residency program. If you are applying to more than one residency program at UHN, a single cover letter is sufficient, however, please indicate your program preference if possible.
Est. stipend: $35,000 per annum
Benefits: Not applicable to temporary full time staff
Vacation/holiday leave: 2 weeks
Education/conference leave: 1 major pharmacy conference
Program highlights: Visit Education ( for more information about our program 
Designed to develop self-directed practitioners with advanced skills in practice of pharmaceutical care. The program offers a wide variety of clinical rotations across all four UHN sites with nationally recognized preceptors. The residency rotation schedule is tailored to account for the candidate’s prior learning and personal objectives. All residents are paired with an experienced mentor to help navigate the residency year. Residents will have the opportunity to participating in teaching activities on site and at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. Residency projects are a high priority for UHN pharmacy and project team members are experienced researchers. Many residency projects are published in international peer reviewed journals. The oncology-focused program offers the resident to develop the skills to be an independent oncology pharmacy practitioner and as such most of the rotations are based at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

Required Rotations:

Pharmacy operations and practice (Clinical and central pharmacy operational roles and responsibilities) (5 - 6 weeks) Pharmacotherapy and Pharmaceutical Care (PPC) on general medicine unit (8 - 9 weeks) Critical care (4 weeks in general program) Drug information (4 weeks)


Minimum required credentials: BScPhm/PharmD

Elective Rotations: Residents have a choice of several elective rotations which are 4 weeks in duration each

Allogenic bone marrow transplant Ambulatory chronic pain and opioid stewardship clinic Ambulatory HIV/immunodeficiency clinic Ambulatory nephrology clinics (peritoneal dialysis and chronic kidney disease clinic) Antibiotic stewardship Cardiology Cardiovascular intensive care unit Complex continuing care Critical care (at Sinai Health System, oncology-focused resident only) Emergency medicine Geriatric rehabilitation  Hemodialysis Lymphoma/Myeloma/Autologous stem cell transplant Malignant hematology Mental health Multi-program rehabilitation Neurology Neurology rehabilitation Neurovascular Oncology out-patient pharmacy Palliative care Primary care Solid organ transplant Solid tumor transplant Total parenteral nutrition
  • Leadership (2 weeks)
  • Clinical practice (Independent management of clinical team) (4 weeks)
  • Research project (8 weeks)
  • Teaching/Preceptorship (imbedded longitudinally)



Type: University Health Network is a four site institution in downtown Toronto consisting of Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto Rehab Institute and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
Key program groupings: advanced medicine and surgery; community and population health, heart and circulation; Krembil neurosciences program, multi-organ transplant, musculoskeletal health & arthritis; oncology and blood disorders, rehabilitation
Number of beds: 744
Sites: Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto Rehab Institute, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Affiliation: University of Toronto



Loretta Lu
Nashita Tabassum

Jordanne Feldberg
Christopher Tse (oncology focus)
Jinfan (Aaron) Zhang
Yifan Zhou

Jerome Flores (oncology focus)
Avery Loi
Jenna Sauve

Christopher Chiu
Josephine Ho
Henry Pun (oncology focus)
Caylie Poirier
Grace Tang

Amanada Carroccia
Maria Moreno (oncology focus)
Adam Romanowski
Robert Taglione

Erin Cicinelli
Rachel Liu
Samantha Polito (oncology focus)
Jessica Ragazzo

Alexander Bacopoulos (oncology focus)
Larissa Boychuk
Caitlin McIntyre
Sylvia Sivarajahkumar

Jam Bravo
Matthew Chow
Patwant Dhillon (oncology focus)
Jennifer Ma
Seann Seto

Souzi Badr
Jacqui Herbert
Ian Pang (oncology focus)
Brendan Yeats

David Laughren
Caitlin Meyer
Diana Mourao

Katie Palmer
Laura Quinn

Michelle Baker
Naomi Steenhof
Rachel Whitty