Pediatrics Advanced (Year 2) Pharmacy Residency Program


Type: Pediatrics

Focus: Acute Care/Ambulatory Pediatric Pharmacotherapy

Positions Available: 1  

Stipend/Benefits: $30,000 + benefits

Vacation: 10 paid days

Application Deadline: March 22nd, 2019

Start Date: Summer 2019

Program Duration: 52 weeks

 DOWNLOAD: Pediatrics Program Summary

Program Overview

The Pediatric Advanced Pharmacy Practice (Year 2) Residency Program is a 52 week specialty training program focused on providing pharmacists with directed experiential training in clinical practice, leadership, teaching, and research focussed in the pediatric patient population. 


The program objectives have been designed to be consistent with the Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board (CPRB) accreditation standards for Advanced (Year 2) Pharmacy Residencies.  The program has established core learning activities that may also be tailored to each resident’s background, experiences and goals.  It will be undergoing accreditation with the CPRB after the first resident has completed their training year.

The residency is offered through the Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services and will be based primarily at BC Children’s and BC Women’s Hospitals in Vancouver, BC. 


BC Children’s Hospital & BC Women’s Hospital

BC Children’s Hospital is the tertiary care referral center for pediatric patients within the province and serves more than 85000 patients each year.  The hospital offers general pediatrics care as well as subspecialty pediatric care in areas such as critical care, oncology, neurology, cystic fibrosis, gastroenterology, surgery, metablic diseases, nephrology, multi organ transplant, emergency medicine, child and adolescent mental health, and pediatric rehabilitation.


BC Women’s Hospital is one of Canada’s largest maternity hospitals, the quaternary centre for neonatal care in BC with a 60 bed NICU, and has a provincial mandate to act as a resource for women and health care providers across BC.  Approximately 7000 babies are born at BCWH each year.  There is also an HIV clinic supporting women, children, and families living with HIV.


Both institutions are teaching and academic centres and care is delivered in an interprofessional team approach.


Pharmacy Department

The Children’s & Women’s Health Centres (C&W) Pharmacy Department provides clinical and distribution services to patients at both BC Children’s and BC Women’s Hospitals.  The C&W Pharmacy Department employs approximately  90 staff.  Clinical Pharmacists and Clinical Pharmacy Specialists work collaboratively to provide care to patients in Pediatric and Maternal Fetal Programs such as: Antimicrobial Stewardship, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Critical Care, Cystic Fibrosis, Emergency Medicine, General Pediatrics (Clinical Teaching Unit), HIV, Hospice Care, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology, Multi Organ Transplant, Oncology and Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant, and Surgery.


The hospital pharmacy residency program at C&W is well-established with over 30 years of experience.  Advanced Practice (Year 2) Residents will have the opportunity to work with experienced preceptors as well as residents completing our well established Year 1 Residency (Pediatric POD) Program. 


Candidates for the Pediatrics Advanced (Year 2) Residency program must be highly motivated learners and committed to providing excellent patient care, clinical leadership, and developing leadership and research skills with the goal of becoming advanced practitioners within the health care system.

Required Rotations

  • Pediatric Orientation Pharmacodynamics/Pharmacokinetics

  • General Pediatrics

  • Pediatric Critical Care

  • Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine

  • Pediatric Oncology

Elective Rotations

  • Pediatric Neurology

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine

  • HIV

  • Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis

  • Pediatric Surgery

Other Residency Activities

Clinical and didactic teaching opportunities involving pharmacy (e.g. E2P PharmD students, Year 1 residents) and non-pharmacy learners (e.g. medical students and residents)

Guided learning in statistics, critical appraisal, and study design

Longitudinal experiences in improving medication use systems

Longitudinal leadership and business case development experiences

Professional committee involvement

Professional conference attendance


Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the BC College of Pharmacy and have completed an accredited year 1 pharmacy practice residency program (ACPR) and/or an accredited Clinical Masters (in Pharmacy) degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Additional clinical experience is preferred.  Prior experience (education or work experience) in pediatrics is preferred but not required.

 Interested Applicants should submit the following via email to by March 22nd, 2019:

  1. Curriculum vitae

  2. Letter of intent (maximum 500 words)

  3. Copy of residency certificate or verification of successful completion supplied by the program (signed letter or email from the program coordinator)

  4. Three letters from professional references

  5. Application fee: $120 payable as a cheque, money order, or bank draft payable to “Provincial Health Services Authority”.  Mail cheque to: Attention Avena Guppy – LMPS Pharmacy, 2733 Heather Street, Heather Pavilion, Level D, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1M9


For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Roxane Carr

Tel: 604-875-2710



Program Director:

Spencer Tuttle, B.Sc., MPharm.

Director, Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services

Phone: 604-875-4111 x 69823


Roxane Carr, B.Sc. (Pharm.), ACPR, Pharm.D., FCSHP, BCPS

Clinical Coordinator Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of BC

Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services

tel: 604-875-2710