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Horizon Health Network Pharmacy Residency Program

Program Description

The Horizon Health Network Pharmacy Residency Program is a one year, 52-week, full-time program designed to provide pharmacy residents with broad exposure to hospital pharmacy practice through a series of rotations. Residents will develop skills in clinical pharmacy, leadership, time management, research, and teamwork. Residents will participate in a range of rotations in both inpatient areas and have an opportunity to do an elective in ambulatory care. Our residents are provided a variety of learning opportunities which include direct patient interaction, case presentations, seminars, in services, educational rounds, and journal clubs to develop their pharmacy practice.

Horizon is pleased to offer a comprehensive program surrounding residents' well-being. We offer a positive learning environment through implementation of a wellness program which includes a gym membership, wellness days off, mentorship, and various supports.

Horizon's residency program is offered in affiliation with Dalhousie University College of Pharmacy and is accredited by the Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board (CPRB).

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In addition to Canadian citizens, we will also consider landed immigrants who are currently practicing pharmacists in Canada and possess a strong motivation to attain a high level of competency in the practice of pharmacy.

Our Preceptors

Horizon residents will learn from knowledgeable, dedicated, and qualified preceptors. Preceptors are a key component of our program. They work hard with residents to provide regular feedback, and model excellent practice. Horizon pharmacy residency preceptors have many years of hospital pharmacy experience and have diverse educational backgrounds which include programs such as post-baccalaureate PharmD, Master's degrees, various certifications, and CPRB residencies from across Canada. Many preceptors within Horizon have won awards for their research and clinical practice.


The purpose of pharmacy residencies is to develop pharmacists' patient care skills to the 'proficient' level. This represents progression beyond the 'competent' level that is expected upon completion of the first professional degree.

Residency program competencies include:

  • Provide evidence-based patient care as a member of interprofessional teams
  • Manage and improve medication use systems
  • Exercise leadership
  • Exhibit ability to manage one's own practice of pharmacy
  • Provide medication and practice-related education
  • Demonstrate project management skills

Where are we located?

Saint John Campus: Horizon's Saint John Regional Hospital (SJRH) offers two pharmacy residency positions each year. SJRH is a 445-bed hospital, making it the largest tertiary care hospital in New Brunswick. The facility is home to the New Brunswick Heart Centre and a referral centre for major trauma cases. The Saint John Pharmacy Department offers full TPN (total parenteral nutrition) and chemotherapy admixture service, along with a partial centralized intravenous additive service.

Saint John is located on the Bay of Fundy and is Canada's first incorporated city. As a city of approximately 70,000 people, Saint John is filled with historic architecture, arts and cultural experiences, and surrounded by beautiful nature experiences.

Moncton Campus: Horizon's The Moncton Hospital (TMH) offers two pharmacy residency positions each year. TMH is a 381-bed hospital, and as a Level 2 trauma centre, it is the referral destination for acute and trauma cases from New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and northern Nova Scotia. The Moncton Pharmacy Department is a regional service that covers TMH and Horizon's Sackville Memorial Hospital.

Moncton is located in the heart of the Maritimes and is just a short drive away from many of Atlantic Canada's most desirable locations. The city of Moncton has a population of approximately 75,000 people and is the only city in Canada that declares itself officially bilingual. Moncton is home to more than 70 kilometres of walking trails, and more than 30 restaurants within a 5-minute walk of downtown.

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