Our LMPS residents will have the opportunity to complete rotations at various sites across our four Health Authorities:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) - including Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), Lions Gate Hospital (LGH), Richmond Hospital and others
  • Providence Health Care (PHC) - including St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH) and others
  • Fraser Health (FH) - including Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH), Surrey Memorial Hospital (SMH), Burnaby Hospital (BH), Abbotsford Regional Hospital (ARH) and others
  • Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) - including BC Children’s & Women’s Hospital and others

Adult Pod (28 Residents)

Activity (weeks)

  • Program Orientation (1)
  • Clinical Orientation (2)
  • Direct Patient Care CORE/REQUIRED Rotations (24)
  • ELECTIVE Rotations (9)
  • Pharmacy Leadership (1)
  • Drug Distribution (3)
  • Research Project (7)
  • Medication Use Evaluation (2)
  • Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy (1)
  • Vacation (2)

CORE (all residents do ALL of these; all are 4 weeks long)

  • General Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Cardiology 
  • Ambulatory Care (various specialty areas) 

REQUIRED (all residents do TWO of these, non-electively scheduled by the Coordinator based on availability; all are 4 weeks long)

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Nephrology/Hemodialysis
  • Surgery
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Rural Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Advanced General Medicine/Precepting Skills

ELECTIVE (residents choose TWO of these; all are 4 weeks long; subject to availability based on demand) 

  • Academic Detailing
  • Adult Cystic Fibrosis/Respirology 
  • Advanced Medicine
  • Advanced Medicine - Precepting Rotation
  • Anticoagulation Management Clinic
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Cardiology (Ambulatory)
  • Chronic Disease Management (Ambulatory)
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Geriatrics/Seniors’ Outpatient Clinic
  • Heart Function Clinic (CHF/AF)
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Medication Management (Community)
  • Medication Safety
  • Mental Health & Addiction
  • Neonatal ICU (to be preceded by a General Pediatrics rotation)
  • Neurology/Neurosurgery
  • Oncology
  • Palliative Care
  • Pediatrics (General)
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Primary Care (Ambulatory)
  • Psychiatry
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Rural Medicine
  • Solid Organ Transplantation
  • UBC Pharmacists Clinic

The following optional 1-week electives are also available.  These are scheduled in addition to the two elective rotations.  Residents will have one less Research Project week if they elect to complete two of these rotations during their program.

  • Toxicology (Drug and Poison Information Centre, DPIC)
  • Teaching (UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences) - 1 or 2-week elective
  • TPN Clinical

Other rotations may be available. The above breakdown is subject to change.

Pediatrics Pod (3 Residents)

Activity (weeks):

  • Program Orientation (1)
  • Clinical Orientation (1)
  • Direct Patient Care CORE/REQUIRED Rotations (24)
  • ELECTIVE Rotations (8)
  • Pharmacy Leadership (1) 
  • Toxicology (1)
  • Drug Distribution (3)
  • Sterile Room (1)
  • Research Project (6)
  • Medication Use Evaluation (1)
  • Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy (1)
  • Women’s Health (1)
  • Teaching (1)
  • Vacation (2)

CORE (all residents do ALL of these; all are 4 weeks long)

  • General Pediatrics
  • Neonatal Critical Care 
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatric Oncology 
  • Adult General Medicine

REQUIRED (all residents do ONE of these, non-electively scheduled by the Coordinator based on availability; all are 4 weeks long)

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship/Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Neurology

ELECTIVE (residents choose TWO of these; all are 4 weeks long; subject to availability based on demand)

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • HIV/AIDS  
  • Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation
  • Pediatric Surgery

Other rotations may be available. The above breakdown is subject to change.

 

All LMPS residents experience these additional program components:

Academic Day Seminars Programs (1-2 sessions/month) - Designed to complement and enhance the residents’ experiential learning throughout the year.

Resident Mentorship Program - We match each resident with one or two practicing pharmacists who have completed residencies themselves and have volunteered to be a mentor.

Electronic Learning Portfolios - Each resident tracks their learning and development online throughout the program. There’s no better way to reflect on what you’ve learned and document your personal and skill development over the course of the program. 

Web-based scheduling and evaluation (One45) - You’ll always know what’s coming up, what the learning objectives are, and where it’s happening. All evaluations completed during the year are done so online. You’re in touch with what’s happening anytime, anywhere.

 

Many more questions & answers about our program are on our FAQ page. Prospective applicants are invited to study our Resident Resources pages for extensive information about all of our program components.  Please also follow our program blog  and follow us on Twitter for program-related news and updates.