Ambulatory Care Residency Program Information

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Ambulatory Care Residency Program Information

The University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy, in partnership with The Centre for Family Medicine Family Health Team, is proud to provide a supportive environment for the education of the next generation of health care professionals. Our mission is to provide leadership and excellence in comprehensive, innovative, patient-centred primary care through education, research, and care provision in a collaborative, sustainable, interprofessional environment.

Excellence in Research, Education, and Innovation

  • Development of inter-professional programs in point-of-care anti-coagulation monitoring, dementia assessment and care, DM care, and mobility-access issues 
  • Innovation in linking family medicine to pharmacy, social work, optometry, and other professions

Responsible Community Citizenship

  • Leadership in building the University of Waterloo Integrated Health Building
  • Leadership in local eco-system health and global health initiatives

Leadership in System-Wide Primary Health Care Policy Change

  • Mentorship for Family Health Teams and other teams from across Canada
  • Leadership in provincial inter-professional care groups
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Excellence in Health Care Delivery to Patients

  • Evidence-informed best practice, patient-centred care for 20,000 patients
  • Outreach programs to vulnerable populations such as refugees, homeless people, people with mobility-access issues, rural Mennonites, and patients with dementia

Building a Learning Community

  • Site for the Kitchener-Waterloo McMaster Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Primary care teaching for inter-professional learners in medicine, pharmacy, optometry, social work, nursing (RN, RPN and NP), clinical nutrition and other professions
Nikki Domanski

The future of healthcare is going to heavily rely on interprofessional collaboration to deliver the best care possible for patients and I'm very excited to be a part of this.

Nikki Domanski, PharmD Graduate and First Resident

Required Rotations

The following required rotations will take place at the various sites of the The Centre for Family Medicine Family Health Team, Grand River Hospital (GRH), and the School of Pharmacy at the University of Waterloo.

  • Three integrated blocks (8 weeks each, 24 weeks total)
    • General ambulatory practice plus various combinations of the following specialties: anticoagulation, diabetes, medication management, cardiovascular risk reduction, teaching, memory clinic, and GeriMedRisk clinic
  • General medicine (6 weeks)
  • Drug information (approximately 2 weeks)
  • Administration (approximately 2 weeks)
  • Research Project (approximately 6 weeks)

Elective rotations will be completed within two six-week integrated blocks. Various elective clinics that are available to residents include, but are not limited to:

-     Outpatient oncology
-     Community ward
-     Outpatient nephrology
-     Community mental health
-     Downtown Community Health Centre
-     Heart function clinic

Minimum required credentials: B.Sc.Phm or entry level PharmD, licensed or eligible for licensure as a pharmacist with the Ontario College of Pharmacists. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Organization Information

Type: The Centre for Family Medicine Family Health Team

Number of beds: The Centre for Family Medicine Family Health Team serves a population of approximately 35,000 ambulatory patients.


1. Integrated Health Building Site (10 Victoria St. S, Kitchener, ON, N2G 1C5)

2. Joseph Street Site (25 Joseph St., Kitchener, ON, N2G 4X6)

3. Village of University Gates (4111-250 Laurelwood Drive, Waterloo, ON, N2J 0E2)

4. Wellesley Site (3742 Nafziger Road, Wellesley, ON, N0B 2T0 and 3710 Nafziger Road, Unit A)

5. The Boardwalk (435 The Boardwalk, Suite 404, Waterloo, ON, N2T 0C2)


The Ambulatory Care Residency Program employs the same matching system as the Pharmacy Residency Application and Matching Service residency matching program.

Information for international applicants

The Ambulatory Care Residency Program requires all residents to be licensed, or eligible for licensure with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP).

The list of requirements can be found on the OCP website. If you satisfy these requirements, we would be pleased to review your application.

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