Train for a rewarding career in hospital pharmacy with UBC's postgraduate Pharmacy Practice Residency. After your year-long residency, you'll have the knowledge and skills to provide exemplary patient care. The Pharmacy Practice Residency also provides the foundation for you to pursue other aspects of pharmacy practice, should you so desire.
Learn What it Takes to Provide Exemplary Care
Through structured rotations in pharmacy practice, education, research and administration, the Pharmacy Practice Residency program at UBC aims to prepare pharmacists for challenging and innovative careers in pharmacy practice. The objective of this 12-month program is to offer experiential learning, largely in the institutional setting, using practitioner role models.
There are around 30–35 residency positions available in BC every year. Some of them are new, while others are with institutions that have offered the program as far back as 1970. Check the individual program pages for the number of positions offered.
People often ask us whether pharmacokinetics is a mandatory requirement. It isn't, however any kinetic experience (through Phar 315, Phar 408, or during your experiential rotations) will help you in the residency programs.
We offer the Pharmacy Practice Residency in conjunction with pharmacy departments across BC's health authorities. Programs vary by health authority, but all are standardized and accredited by the Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board. Residencies normally start in June.
Selection for the Pharmacy Practice Residency program is competitive. We encourage applications from eligible graduates of both Canadian and foreign pharmacy schools.
How to Apply
Selection is determined using a matching process conducted by the BC Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Committee and the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists Residency Matching Service based on applicant hospital preferences, interviews, letters of reference, and your academic performance during your undergraduate pharmacy program.