Residency programs aim to prepare pharmacists for challenging and innovative pharmacy practice, often in institutional or ambulatory care environments. These 12-month learning experiences involve structured rotations in pharmacy practice, education, research, and administration. Typically, students apply for these programs during their fourth year of pharmacy school.
Individual programs are affiliated with one of the academic pharmacy programs in Ontario, including the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto. The accredited residency programs follow the standards and guidelines of the Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board (CPRB). Hospital Pharmacy residencies in Ontario are co-ordinated by the Pharmacy Residency Forum of Ontario (PRFO).
For more information about available programs, and to apply for a hospital residency, please visit the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists site.
For information about a Hospital Pharmacy Residency/MSc Combined Program, please visit the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSc) site.