Alberta Health Services (Cancer Control)

Address 1:
Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2

Address 2:
Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 29 St NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2

Director:
Dr. Tania Mysak, BSP, PharmD
Director, Practice, AHS Pharmacy Services
Phone: 780-735-0770

Coordinator/Contact:
Tom Baker Cancer Centre: Frances Folkman, BScPharm, ACPR
Clinical Practice Leader
Phone: 403-521-3365
Fax: 403-521-3326

Program

Type: General
Focus: Oncology
Established in: 2005
# Positions: 2
App. Deadline: October 8, 2020 - 5:00 p.m. EST
Starting date: July 2, 2021 (Not flexible)
PRAMS: No additional requirements to complete the Alberta Health Services (Cancer Control) Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) application: 
Est. stipend: approximately $50, 000 per annum
Benefits: Yes
Vacation/holiday leave: 10 paid days
Education/conference leave: Time provided to support residents to attend conferences
Minimum required credentials: Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy & licensure in Alberta

Program highlights: General residency program involving rotations in drug information, medication use systems, leadership and administration and clinical rotations such as internal medicine, hematology/oncology, blood and marrow transplant, pain and palliative care, gyne oncology, lung cancer, pediatric oncology and breast cancer. As this is a regional program, rotations may be offered at either the Cross Cancer Institute, the Tom Baker Cancer Centre or other AHS hospital sites. Residents must also complete a research project during the year.

Required Rotations: (duration; site choices): Rotations offer the residents experience in the cancer centres and hospitals in Edmonton and Calgary:
Drug Information: 2 weeks; Drug Information North UAH or Drug Information South PLC
Medication Use Systems: 1 week; CCI
Leadership and Administration: 3 weeks; CCI
Acute Care Adult Oncology: 4-6 weeks; CCI, Unit 57 FMC
Pain and Palliative Care: 4-6 weeks; CCI, TBCC
Hematology/Oncology: 4-6 weeks; TBCC
Internal Medicine: 4-6 weeks; UAH, MCH, RAH, FMC, PLC
Undergraduate Clinical Precepting: 4 weeks; CCI,TBCC
Residency Research Project: 8 weeks

Elective Rotations (2): Chosen based on interests of the resident and the availability of the rotations. There is time allotted to allow for two elective rotations of 4-6 weeks’ duration. The rotations listed below are a summary of available rotation sites at the present time. There is a possibility that additional rotation sites may open up with the addition of new practice areas.

  • Lung cancer ambulatory rotation (TBCC)
  • Breast cancer ambulatory rotation (CCI)
  • Gyne oncology ambulatory rotation (TBCC, CCI)
  • Pediatric oncology acute care rotation: (UAH, ACH)
  • Blood and marrow transplant ambulatory rotation (TBCC)
  • Combined ambulatory hematology/acute care hematology (PLC);
  • Regional cancer centre solid tumour ambulatory oncology (Central Alberta Cancer Centre, Jack Ady Cancer Centre)

Organization

Type: Alberta Pharmacy Practice Residency Program (Cancer Control)
Number of beds: 56 (Cross Cancer Institute) with most clinics operating in an ambulatory setting.
Sites: Cross Cancer Institute (CCI), Tom Baker Cancer Centre (TBCC), as well as other hospitals within Alberta Health Services.

Residents

2020-2021
Kosha Kantharia
Alex Kwan

2019-2020
Tina Chen-En Ma
Alisha Shivji

2018-2019
Kyia Hynes
Kevin Thai

2017-2018
Helen Marin
Pheobe (Yu) Hsu

2016-2017
Grace Wong (CCI)
Humirah Sultani (TBCC)

2015-2016
Bianca Au (CCI)
Katherine Fung (TBCC)

2014-2015
Jenna Foulds (CCI)
Vincent Ha (TBCC)

2013-2014
Alastair Ilich (CCI)
Sarah Lutes (TBCC)

2012-2013:
Janet Quon (CCI)
Julia Warr (TBCC)

2011-2012
Kristin Anderson (TBCC)
Kristine Ferguson (CCI)

2010-2011
Nadine Lam (CCI)
Nikki Ryan (TBCC)

2009-2010
Naureen Sheikh (CCI)

2008-2009
Melanie Danilak (CCI)
Stephanie Leong (TBCC)

2007-2008
Patrick Yau (CCI)
Louise Delaney (TBCC)

2006-2007
Kelly Wills (CCI)
Diana Howard (TBCC)