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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Education and Professional Development

The Pharmacy Department at UHN collaborates with the University of Toronto Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and other pharmacy schools, as well as Pharmacy Technician Colleges to provide outstanding educational programs for pharmacy students, pharmacy residents and pharmacy technician students.

Education is a central pillar of the department in which pharmacy staff have a strong track record of involvement. Pharmacy staff members participate in a variety of teaching activities including formal in class teaching, small group and lab facilitation, clinical preceptorship and inter-professional education.

The department maintains a full continuing education calendar with participation from students, pharmacists, technicians and external speakers.


Undergraduate Pharmacy Student Experiences

The UHN Pharmacy Department offers a variety of educational opportunities to students through rotations at the hospital. Rotations take place in a variety of clinical, operational, administrative and research areas. Direct patient care (DPC) rotations are available in a wide range of inpatient and ambulatory areas. Non-direct patient care (NDPC) rotations are also available and include research, patient safety/quality, education and administrative projects.

For University of Toronto students, rotations are organized in conjunction with the Office of Experiential Education (OEE) at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. Affiliation agreements with the University of Waterloo, School of Pharmacy and other pharmacy schools enable the potential for these students to complete rotations at UHN.​


Pharmacy Technician Student Experiences

​The UHN pharmacy department maintains active affiliation agreements with several pharmacy technician colleges within the Province of Ontario. Placements are arranged through the experiential coordinators at each college.


Pharmacy Residency Programs 

The UHN Pharmacy Department is proud to offer six residency positions annually for pharmacist graduates. Our programs are affiliated with the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto and offer an opportunity to gain further patient care, teaching and research experience in an academic health sciences centre.

There are 4 UHN pharmacy residency programs including three accredited entry level residency positions (listed below) which are open to those who have completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy or Pharm D degree.

  1. General Hospital Pharmacy Residency​ (3 positions)​
  2. Primary Care Pharmacy Residency​ (1 position)
  3. Oncology Pharmacy Residency​​ (1 position)

Click for a more detailed comparison of the three pharmacy residency programs listed above.

Residency applications for these programs are typically due on November 1 for residency programs starting the following year. Interested applicants should visit the CSHP website​ for further information on application procedures and yearly deadlines. Please note that UHN accepts applications ONLY via the CSHP system. Emailed resumes and applications are not accepted. Please visit the CSHP website for more information and to apply. Please submit one application for each program that you are interested in.

Interested candidates are invited to attend our annual open house to learn more about the residency programs. This event allows you the opportunity to speak with our current and past residents, residency coordinators, preceptors and mentors. The open house is hosted in the fall prior to the application deadline. Please click here for information​ on this year’s open house.​​

UHN Pharmacy also offers an Advanced Practice Pharmacy Residency in the area of HIV. This is a joint program between our department and McGill University Health Centre (Montreal) in conjunction with the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto. Applicants should possess a pharmacy degree (BScPhm, MScPhm or PharmD) and should have completed a Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board (CPRB) accredited general residency program (or equivalent). More information and key dates are available on the HIV Pharmacy Specialty Residency ​webpage.


  1. HIV Pharm​acy Specia​lty Reside​ncy​ (1 position)

Frequently Asked Questions about UHN Residencies​


Graduate Programs

Pharmacy residents at UHN also have the option of completing a combined residency/Masters program . Details on applying for this program can be discussed once you are a successful UHN residency candidate.​

Staff members in the UHN Pharmacy department supervise students for Masters projects through the University of Toronto. This can either be done as a combined residency/Masters program or a traditional MSc. Visit the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy for more information on MSc programs.


Interprofessional Education and Collaboration

Pharmacists actively participate in inter-professional education activities in collaboration with all health professions at UHN and the University of Toronto. This includes teaching and learning activities associated with clinical topics such as pain management and medication safety as well as on-site IPE placement facilitation.

​Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are highly integrated and contributing members of inter-professional patient care, education and research teams at UHN.



Periodically, the Pharmacy Department has volunteer opportunities for pharmacy students who wish to gain some hospital pharmacy experience. When openings occur, they will be circulated to pharmacy students along with application instructions.​


Contact Us

Karen Cameron, Pharmacy Education Coordinator