Amita Woods is the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Education Coordinator at Women’s College Hospital and a leader in ambulatory care delivery. She has been an Assistant Professor (Status) at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, since 2005 and is currently the Course Co-Coordinator for “Pharmacotherapy I – Foundations and General Medicine” for the PharmD Program.
Woods has taught and developed curriculum for pharmacy learners at many levels, as well as practicing pharmacists and learners from a variety of health care disciplines. She has also held a clinical pharmacy position in the emergency department at Toronto General Hospital, creating an innovative Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) program with the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. While in the hospital setting, she has supported and mentored front line pharmacists and student learners to develop their practice within diverse inpatient and ambulatory clinical areas, including the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, general internal medicine, psychiatry, the immunodeficiency clinic and the family health team.
Woods is particular interested in skill development training to equip pharmacy students and practicing pharmacists gain expertise to effectively practice in dynamic and challenging environments.