Women’s College Hospital

76 Grenville Street
Toronto, ON, M5S 1B2

Natalie Benninger, BScPhm, PharmD, RPh
Manager Pharmacy Services
Email: natalie.benninger@wchospital.ca
Phone: 416-323-6208

Residency Program Coordinator:
Lisa Fernandes, BScPharm, PharmD, CDE
Phone: 416-323-6400, ext. 4013
Fax: 416-323-6052

For information, please visit the Women's College Hospital website at: www.womenscollegehospital.ca


Type: General

Focus: Ambulatory Care

Est. in: 2011

# Position(s): 1

App. Deadline: 2023 (as per PRAMS)

Starting Date: September 2024

PRAMS: (Additional PRAMS requirements to complete the Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) application should be sent through PRAMS when applying to Women’s College Hospital program by the application deadline).

  • Please provide a one-page cover letter outlining why you wish to pursue an ambulatory care residency at WCH.

Est. stipend: ~$30,000 per annum

Benefits: % paid in lieu of benefits

Vacation/holiday Leave: 2 weeks

Education/Conference Leave: 1 major pharmacy conference (ambulatory care or pharmacy specific)

Program Highlights:
This 52 week pharmacy residency program will prepare candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to establish a future collaborative interdisciplinary practice in ambulatory care. The emphasis will be on developing skills necessary for the provision of pharmaceutical care to patients in an ambulatory care environment.

The resident will gain experience providing evidence based direct patient care as a member of inter-professional teams under the supervision of model practitioners in innovative ambulatory care settings. The resident will learn about the operations of a hospital based pharmacy in an ambulatory care environment including distribution, medication therapy management and program planning. The resident will participate in patient and staff education, present lectures, case presentations, and journal clubs. The resident will be involved in various teaching activities, including precepting pharmacy students. The resident will develop project management, research and writing skills and will be expected to complete a research project manuscript suitable for publication at the completion of their training.

The learning environment at Women’s College Hospital provides the opportunity for interaction with undergraduate and post graduate students and trainees in a variety of health disciplines, as well as the opportunity to be directly involved in innovative patient care programs.

Core Rotations:
Direct patient care rotations will be offered in the Family Health Team, General Internal Medicine Clinic, Osteoporosis Program, the Acute Ambulatory Care Unit, Cardiology Clinics, Surgical Services, and Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute. Direct patient care rotations are conducted in both block style rotations, and longitudinal rotations to permit ongoing patient follow-up. Non-direct patient care rotations include: research (8-10 weeks), teaching, and administration & leadership. The resident will have longitudinal activities in drug information, evidence based medicine, and teaching.

Elective Rotations:
The resident can choose from several elective rotations offered at Women’s College Hospital or other institutions.

Minimum required credentials:

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Degree from a Canadian or American accredited school of Pharmacy. Licensed or eligible for licensure as an intern, or pharmacist with the Ontario College of Pharmacists.

Type: Ambulatory Care Hospital; a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto

Site(s): Women’s College Hospital, 76 Grenville Street Toronto ON

Affiliation: University of Toronto

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