Hospital Pharmacy Residency Forum of Ontario

Hospital Pharmacy residencies in Ontario are co-ordinated by the Hospital Pharmacy Residency Forum of Ontario (HPRFO) in co-operation with the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Toronto and the School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo. The accredited residency programmes are located in several Ontario hospitals and follow the standards and guidelines of the Canadian Pharmacy Residency Board (CPRB). Generally, the Residency is a one year programme starting about the first week of July. The purpose of the Residency is to produce skilled hospital pharmacy practitioners and future leaders. As pharmacy practice changes the Residency attempts meet the challenges and prepare the profession for their implementation.

Applications for the Ontario Hospital Residency programmes are processed by the individual residency programmes (hospitals) using a common application form. A Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) is operated by the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists.

To access the Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service (PRAMS) directly, visit

For detailed step by step instructions please go to the PRAMS web page at

Addresses and contact persons for each of the programmes is found on the CPRB link. Links to the individual programmes will be added to this site as they become available. Information on each of the programmes may be obtained from each of the sites. Each hospital offers a unique approach to pharmacy practice. Although all subscribe to a common standard, each programme offers a different emphasis or focus on pharmacy practice.

For further information about Ontario pharmacy practice residents and programs, please visit the Ontario Pharmacy Residency Association: