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Rotations: If scheduling permits, residents are expected to complete one rotation from each area of practice. Remaining rotations may be selected without restriction, however, may depend on availability of rotations at each site. If needed and approved by the residency coordinator, residents may request to complete a rotation at another Horizon site or an external institution.



Required or Elective:





1-2 weeks

Drug Information


3 weeks

Medication Management


3-4 weeks

Practice Management and Leadership


2 weeks



6-8 weeks

Introduction to Pharmacy Practice


2 weeks



4 weeks

General Medicine

Internal Medicine (SJRH)

Select one as Mandatory Patient Care. Can also select as elective rotations*

4 weeks

Family Practice


Critical Care

Medical/surgical ICU

Select one as Mandatory Patient Care. Can also select as electives rotations*

4 weeks

Cardiology ICU

Neurology ICU

Emergency Medicine

Acute Care


Select one as Mandatory Patient Care. Can also select as electives rotations*

4 weeks

Infectious Diseases





Mental Health

Palliative Care


Small Hospital

Ambulatory Care


Elective rotations but may be chosen as a longitudinal rotation.

4 weeks

Collaborative Care (SJRH)

Nephrology (SJRH)

Diabetes clinic (TMH)

Oncology Clinic

*Mandatory patient care = 16 weeks, electives = 8 weeks

Research Projects

All residents will complete a longitudinal research project throughout the program. A total of 6 to 8 weeks will be scheduled over the year for residents to spend on their projects, however, residents likely will need to work on their research projects outside of that allocated time. Residents will be supervised by a pharmacist; it will be the residents that will lead the development and execution of their research project. Project topics vary each year and could focus on any area of pharmacy practice. Horizon is pleased to offer research support to residents. This includes assistance with residents' research projects, eight core sessions throughout the year, statistical and methodological research services, dedicated research time, and assistance from Horizon Pharmacy's Research and Education Coordinator.

All research ideas are evaluated and approved through Pharmacy Research Committee prior to the beginning of the residency year.

Mentorship Program

The Horizon Pharmacy Resident Mentorship Program provides each resident with a mentor at the beginning of their residency year to provide guidance, support, and advice throughout the year. Mentors are Horizon pharmacists who are not a preceptor for the resident they are mentoring and ideally have completed an accredited residency program. Mentors and residents should meet at least every 8 weeks to discuss topics such as: orientation to a new city, career goals, progress during rotations, and general well-being during the program.

What other educational activities do residents participate in?

Horizon pharmacy residents will be granted a minimum of 5 education days during their residency year and they are encouraged to attend at least one major conference.

Residents will also complete a minimum of three case presentations, one journal club, and one in-service. The Horizon Pharmacy Residency program includes 4 major presentations which consist of: one final research project presentation and three other presentations that are determined by the residency coordinator. These presentations could include: Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) New Brunswick session, Dalhousie University College of Pharmacy lecture, a presentation to a non-pharmacy audience, etc.).

Residents also attend Pharmacy Grand Rounds, Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Journal Clubs, etc.

Residents in Moncton will participate in the interdisciplinary academic half-day on Friday afternoons with the postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) family medicine residents.


Throughout the year, Horizon pharmacy residents are assessed on an ongoing basis. This process allows residents and preceptors to monitor the progress of the residents in achieving curriculum and personal goals. Pharmacy residents will be required to complete midpoint and final self-assessments for each rotation that will be discussed with their preceptors.

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