Pharmacy departments in BC's health authorities cooperate with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences to offer the one-year Pharmacy Practice Residency program. These residencies are standardized and accredited by the Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board. Residencies normally commence in June of each year and include general hospital pharmacy and clinical practice programs.

How the Program Works

The residency program consists of required and elective rotations, to be completed at the resident's institution and other affiliated institutions and agencies. A certificate signifying completion of the program is awarded jointly by the institution and the University of British Columbia based on satisfactory performance in your rotation assignments, in your oral and written assessments, and in your project work as determined by the BC Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Committee.

BC Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Committee Members

Around 30–35 residency positions are filled annually. Below, you can read about the specific programs offered at each institution.

Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services*

BC Cancer Agency

Interior Health

Northern Health

Island Health

*Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services are distributed across four health authorities/institutions: Children's & Women's Health Centre of British Columbia, Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health, and Providence Health Care.

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