University of Waterloo/Centre for Family Medicine Family Health Team - Ambulatory Care

10A Victoria Street South,
Kitchener, ON, N2G 1C5

Dr. Jeff Nagge, PharmD, ACPR
Associate Clinical Professor, School of Pharmacy,
University of Waterloo

Barbara Coulston, BScPhm, ACPR
Clinical Pharmacist, Centre for Family Medicine
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy University of Waterloo
Phone: 519-783-0020 ext. 3086
Fax: 519-783-0032

For information, please visit the Centre Family Medicine Family Health Team website at:


Type: Ambulatory Care

Focus: Family Health Team

Est. in: 2017

# Position(s): 1

App. Deadline: October 14, 2022 - 11:59 p.m. EST.

Starting Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2023

PRAMS: Additional requirements to complete the Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) application should be sent through PRAMS when applying to the Waterloo University/ Centre for Family Medicine Family Health Team - Ambulatory Care program by the application deadline: A 300-word essay responding to: “Why are you interested in completing an ambulatory care pharmacy residency program?"  

Est. stipend: Approximately $35,000

Benefits: not applicable to temporary full-time staff

Vacation/holiday leave: 2 weeks

Education/conference leave: 1 major pharmacy conference with options for local conferences when available

Program Highlights:

The overall goal for this residency program is to produce pharmacy practitioners who are well equipped to provide exemplary patient care in ambulatory practice settings. Important philosophies that will be emphasized throughout the residency include patient-centredness, evidence-informed practice, and collaboration with other health-care professionals. Pharmacy residents that complete this program will: 1) be more systematic in their approach to providing pharmaceutical care, 2) have well developed critical appraisal skills, 3) be highly effective members of a multidisciplinary teams, and 4) possess excellent problem-solving abilities.

The primary site for clinical training is the award-winning Centre for Family Medicine (CFFM) Family Health Team in Kitchener Ontario. The team is comprised of over fifty health care professionals including pharmacists, family physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dieticians, social workers,  and chiropractors. The CFFM is also home to the KW and area McMaster Family Medicine Residency Program, and the eHealth Centre of Excellence. In addition to learning under the guidance of provincially and nationally recognized clinicians, there are several unique aspects to this program that will benefit residents, including:

  • enrolment in three certificate courses at the University of Waterloo (University Teaching, Leadership, and Management of Oral Anticoagulation Therapy)
  • a variety of teaching opportunities at the School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo and a research rotation with a nationally recognized pharmacy practice researcher at the University of Waterloo, School of Pharmacy
  • learning opportunities in conjunction with the McMaster Family Medicine Residency Program (e.g., EBM/journal club, resident rounds, etc.)
  • well established specialty clinics in primary care with comprehensive medical directives


Minimum Requirements:
BScPhm or entry level PharmD
Licensed or eligible for licensure, during the residency year, as a pharmacist with the Ontario College of Pharmacists
Proof of COVID19 Vaccination

Elective rotations will be completed within two six-week integrated blocks. Various elective clinics that are available to residents include, but are not limited to:

Community Ward Mental Health, Oncology and Nephrology Heart Function Clinic Community Health Centre Three integrated blocks (~ 8 weeks each, ~ 24 weeks total) General ambulatory practice plus various combinations of the following specialties: anticoagulation, diabetes, medication management, cardiovascular risk reduction, memory/cognition, Geri-Med Risk clinic, teaching Drug information (~ 2 weeks) General Medicine (~ 6 weeks) Administration (~ 2 weeks) Research Project (~ 6 weeks)


Required Rotations:

The following required rotations will take place at the various sites of the CFFM FHT, Grand River Hospital (GRH), and the School of Pharmacy at the University of Waterloo.



Type: Family Health Team (Centre for Family Medicine FHT)

Number of beds: The Family Health Team serves a population of approximately 35,000 ambulatory patients.


  1. Integrated Health Building Site (10A Victoria St. S, Kitchener, ON, N2G 1C5)
  2. Joseph Street Site (25 Joseph St., Kitchener, ON, N2G 4X6)
  3. Village of University Gates (4111-250 Laurelwood Drive, Waterloo, ON, N2J 0E2)
  4. Wellesley Site (3742 Nafziger Road, Wellesley, ON, N0B 2T0)

Affiliation: University of Waterloo



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