The WRHA Pharmacy Practice Residency Program provides experiential learning to pharmacists for the purpose of building a foundation for the advanced practice of pharmaceutical care. By the end of the program, residents will be proficient in providing evidence-based direct patient care as a member of interprofessional teams. In addition, residents will have refined competence in medication use systems and professional practice management skills, demonstrating abilities to:

  • Manage and improve the medication-use process;
  • Exercise leadership;
  • Exhibit skill in managing one’s own practice of pharmacy;
  • Provide medication and practice-related education; and,
  • Manage projects


Medication use systems include:

  • all aspects of drug product preparation, delivery and administration in modern, high-technology pharmacy practice environments;
  • management of drug inventory; and
  • organizational structure of the pharmacy department as well as how the pharmacy department relates to other personnel within the institution.


Direct patient care practice includes:

  • assessing, analyzing, evaluating, planning, monitoring and documenting pharmacotherapy for an individual or groups of individuals.


Professional practice management skills include:

  • critical thinking/problem-solving
  • scientific reasoning
  • decision-making
  • verbal and written communication
  • time management
  • self-directed learning
  • team/interprofessional skills
  • leadership skills


This program is conducted entirely in English.  A complete listing of program requirements for the current academic year is available here.


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