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 (27 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)

  • Teaching (2)

  • Summer Didactics (1)

  • Vacation (2)

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

  • General Medicine

  • Critical Care

  • Ambulatory Care (various specialty areas)

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

  • Cardiology (in-patient)

  • Infectious Diseases

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Nephrology

  • Surgery

  • Geriatric Medicine

  • Rural Medicine

  • Pediatrics

  • Advanced General Medicine

  • Precepting Skills Rotation

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

  • Adult Cystic Fibrosis/Respirology

  • Advanced Medicine

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship

  • Cardiology (Ambulatory)

  • Chronic Disease Management (Ambulatory)

  • Geriatrics/Seniors’ Outpatient Clinic

  • HIV Medicine

  • Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplantation

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine

  • Medication Management (Community)

  • Mental Health & Addiction

  • Neurology

  • Oncology

  • Palliative Care

  • Pediatrics (General)

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine

  • Precepting Skills rotation

  • Psychiatry

  • Rural Medicine

  • Solid Organ Transplantation

The residents will also choose 1 block from the following 1-week SELECTIVE rotations.  These are scheduled in addition to the two elective rotations.  

  • Toxicology (Drug and Poison Information Centre, DPIC)

  • TPN Clinical

  • MUE/Critical Appraisal

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 (20)

  • ELECTIVE Rotations (12)

  • Pharmacy Leadership (1)

  • Toxicology (1)

  • Drug Distribution (4)

  • Research Project (7)

  • Summer Didactics/Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy (1)

  • Teaching (2)

  • Vacation (2)

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

  • Pediatric General Medicine

  • Pediatric Critical Care

  • Neonatal 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

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine

  • Pediatric Neurology

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

  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health

  • HIV Medicine

  • Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis

  • Pediatric Nephrology

  • Pediatric Surgery

  • Pediatric Palliative Care

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.