London Health Sciences Centre

800 Commissioners Road East
London, ON, N6A 5W9

Residency Program Director:
Sara Henderson, BScPhm, PharmD, RPh
Tel: 519-685-8500 x 32605

Residency Specialist/Contact:
Venita Harris, BScPharm, PharmD
Tel: 519-685-8500 ext. 52642

Administrative Support:
Lisa Rader
Pharmacy, Administrative Assistant
Tel: 519-685-8500 ext. 74755 

For information, please visit the London Health Sciences Centre website at:


Type: General
Established in: 1967
# Positions: 5
App. deadline: October 8, 2020 - 5:00 p.m. EST.
Starting date: Late June / Early July 2021  Late August / Early September. (flexible) 
PRAMS: Additional requirements to complete the Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) application should be sent through PRAMS when applying to London Health Sciences Centre program by the application deadline: A 1 page cover letter describing your reasons for applying to London Health Sciences Centre’s Residency Program.
Stipend: Approximately $34,600 / year.  Residents provide approximately 180 to 200 hours of evening coverage at an intern or pharmacist’s wage (Average $6,000 per year).

Program highlights: Program is 56 weeks in duration.This is a general program designed to develop confident, self-directed pharmacy practitioners using Pharmaceutical Care as a practice model. Development of key foundational knowledge of pharmacy practice is enhanced by compulsory rotations in our local drug information service, comprehensive unit dose / IV additive drug distribution system and Topics in Leadership workshops. Mandatory patient care rotations include medicine, surgery, paediatrics and ID / Antimicrobial Stewardship. Also mandatory is a Leadership rotation whereby shadowing the Director of Pharmacy will serve to enhance the resident’s understanding of the role of pharmacy management and leadership in meeting the goals of the organization. Elective patient care rotations include critical care, neurology, nephrology, cardiology, oncology, mental health, neonatology, transplantation, personalized medicine and various surgical subspecialties. All residents will complete rotations at both University and Victoria Hospitals. The program features an introduction to evidence based practice where residents apply the principles of evidence based medicine. A 3 to 4 week elective rotation is also offered in evidence based practice, which involves the completion of a systematic review or meta-analysis. The residency research project forms a key component of the residency. Residents are required to complete their final written submission by the end of their 13th month of the program. They are encouraged to submit a manuscript for publication. Residents enhance their presentation skills through regular presentations to pharmacists, physicians, and nurses. Residents participate in a four week practice rotation, during their 13th month where they integrate all portions of their training to work as a clinical pharmacist on a defined service.  Residents are provided with funding and time off to attend 1 conference; the CSHP Professional Practice Conference in February.

A detailed program outline can be found on the LHSC pharmacy website:

Minimum required credentials: Licensed or eligible for licensure in Ontario, excellent communication skills, self-directed, self-starter, and a desire to become a leader in the profession. Varied pharmacy experience is an asset.


Type: Multi-site academic tertiary-quaternary health care centre
Number of beds: 1050
Sites: University Hospital, Victoria Hospital
Affiliation: University of Toronto (pharmacy), Western University (medicine), University of Waterloo (pharmacy – undergraduate and residency)


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