Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services
The Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services (LMPS) offers the largest single Residency program in Canada! We have a large diversity in practice sites, over 250 clinical pharmacy preceptors and an integrated curriculum from Vancouver Coastal Health, Providence Health Care, Fraser Health, and BC Children's & Women's. We will be offering 31 year 1 residency positions for 2018-2019!
Starting in June 2018, we are proud to also be launching an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Residency, Year 2 program. This program will build on the skills and knowledge gained in the first year residency and will train practitioners to become advanced clinical pharmacy practitioners, teachers and researchers!
With over 45 years of experience in training pharmacy residents, and the largest and most dedicated and experienced group of preceptors and mentors in some of the most prominent teaching hospitals in Canada, the LMPS Pharmacy Practice Residency Program is an excellent place to advance your hospital pharmacy career!
LMPS Pharmacy Practice Residents have the opportunity to undertake and conduct a research project during their program year. With the opportunity to develop and hone their project management skills, residents are involved and responsible for all aspects of their research project, including protocol development, data collection, analysis and interpretation.
With the completion of their research projects, residents and their project preceptors showcase their work at our annual Residency Research Night held at the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Our LMPS residents are the heart of our program. For the 2017-18 residency year we have 31 positions in the program, 28 are adult-focused and 3 are pediatric-focused positions. For the upcoming 2018-19 residency year we will have 31 positions as well; 28 adult-focused and 3 pediatric-focused positions.
Many of our pharmacists within LMPS are directly involved in teaching, mentoring, and precepting our residents. We are a committed and experienced group including a number of Canada's most respected clinicians and leaders in our profession. The ongoing commitment and support of our many dedicated preceptors and mentors is nothing short of exceptional.