Project Outcomes & Objectives

CPRB 3.6 Demonstrate Project Management Skills


The resident shall use effective project management skills to undertake, conduct and successfully complete a project related to pharmacy practice


  1. The resident shall be involved in all aspects of the project, including project development, data collection, analysis and interpretation
  2. The resident shall prepare a written report of the project in a format suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal
  3. The resident shall present and defend the outcomes of the project

CPRB 2.2.2 Educational Approach


The program shall use a systematic process to design, plan and/or organize an academic program that facilitates a resident’s achievement of the intended educational outcomes

  1. There shall be a defined process for initial selection, ongoing review and support for all residency project(s).
    1. There shall be a defined process for solicitation, evaluation, and approval of project topics
    2. The time allotted for residency project(s) shall not exceed ten (10) weeks (interpreted as 50 residency days)
    3. The scope of the project(s) shall be such that it does not interfere significantly with other rotations
    4. The pharmacist affiliated with the department shall be designated the primary preceptor of the project
    5. A process shall be in place to provide ongoing review, support, and feedback to the resident

CPRB 3.5 Provide Medication and Practice-Related Education


The resident shall effectively respond to medication- and practice-related questions, and educate others

  1. The resident shall demonstrate scholarly writing skills

Research Project Objectives

  1. Establish background and rationale for a specific project (CPRB 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3)
  2. Define specific research question(s) and design suitable methodology to address the question(s) (e.g. design, statistical analysis, etc) (CPRB 3.4.1, 3.6.1)
  3. Identify and effectively address ethical considerations in the conduct of the project (CPRB 3.6.1).
  4. Manage competing priorities and multiple deadlines in the conduct of the project (CPRB 3.4.1, 3.6.1)
  5. Apply sound scientific reasoning in the collection and interpretation of project data (CPRB 3.4.1, 3.6.1)
  6. Work effectively and efficiently within a team, applying skills in communication, negotiation, and delegation (CPRB 3.4.1, 3.6.1)
  7. Verbally and visually present outcomes of the project, along with conclusions, to an interdisciplinary audience (CPRB 3.6.3)
  8. Apply scholarly writing skills to communicate the project background, methodology, results, and interpretation, in a format suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal (CPRB 3.6.2)

Role of UBC Undergraduate Student Volunteers

Residents may be approached to participate in the Rho Chi Tri-Mentorship Program

Please note the following regarding the role of student volunteers on residency research projects:

  • Residents are ultimately responsible for protocol development, ethics/institutional submissions, development of data collection forms/spreadsheets, data analysis, poster, manuscript, etc.  The responsibilities assigned to a student volunteer should be limited to the data collection portion of the study and their involvement with the study MUST be pre-approved by the Principal Investigator and co-investigators in advance.  Residents may not assign students to write their protocols, complete data analysis, write the manuscript, etc, but are most certainly welcome to review the process with their student volunteers.
  • Because TMP-SMX students are volunteers and their work with the residents is not affiliated with any registered UBC course or clinical rotation, TMP-SMX students may NOT request access to LMPS patient information systems (ie: PCIS, Meditech, etc) or their own ID cards for independent access to LMPS sites.  Residents may NOT share their individual information systems log-ins with students and must directly supervise and oversee all work done by their students (ie: residents must accompany students while on site, in medical records, etc and be working alongside them).  This does not apply to UBC Directed Studies students. 
  • If residents would like to invite students to shadow them on rotation, they must seek prior approval from their rotation preceptor for an agreed upon date/time and ensure any confidentiality paperwork, etc. required by the site is completed and submitted in advance.