Psychologists at the IWK Health Centre offer a variety of education and training opportunities for graduate students at the practicum or pre-doctoral residency level. Please follow the links below for more information.
In affiliation with Dalhousie University College of Pharmacy, the IWK Department of Pharmacy is proud to offer a 52-week post-graduate residency program which offers experiential training specifically focused on the development and refinement of skills required for clinical pharmacy practice.
Our program offers the opportunity to gain all the practice competencies outlined by the Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board for a year one pharmacy practice residency but applied in the specific populations of women and children. We value patient and family centred care and aim to produce residents who practice with this philosophy at their core. Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, our resident will have the opportunity to network with residents from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, including the opportunity to complete an elective rotation at a partner site.
The mission of the Pharmacy Department is to provide leadership and expertise in medication use management. To achieve this mission, the department employs multiple pharmacy practice models:
The IWK Health Centre holds Accreditation with Exemplary Standing, granted by Accreditation Canada in September 2019.
The IWK Pharmacy Residency Program currently holds Accreditation Pending Status with the Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board (CPRB). The IWK first registered as a program with CPRB in 2017, with first intake of a resident in June 2018. In the fall of 2019, after the first resident graduated the program, the IWK hosted its on-site surveyors. Preliminary findings were shared, and the final report and granting of accredited status has currently been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The IWK and CPRB have been in contact throughout this time and will resume the process once both parties agree it is operationally feasible to do so.
Melanie MacInnis, BSc(Pharm), PharmD
Margaret Murray, BSc(Pharm)