Regional Clinical Coordinator, Kitchener-Waterloo; Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Michael CollinsMichael Collins is a Clinical Oncology Pharmacist at the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre (GRRCC) and Grand River Hospital (GRH) in Kitchener, Ontario.  He graduated from the University of Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy in 2011 (“the Vanguard class”) with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy.  He then went on to complete a Pharmacy Residency at Hamilton Health Sciences in 2012.  From there, Michael began working as a Clinical Pharmacist in the Internal Medicine and Oncology programs at Grand River Hospital.  He completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2015 and has since worked as an Oncology Pharmacist at GRRCC/GRH. Prior to pharmacy, Michael completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master of Biomedical Technology from the University of Calgary.

Shortly after starting at GRH, Michael took over the hospital’s pharmacy student coordinator position where he was responsible for coordinating the pharmacy students on clinical rotations and co-op placements. He now helps coordinate 40-50 pharmacy student placements each year at GRH, many of which he precepts/supervises himself. Michael has a passion for experiential learning that was not only developed through his own education but also through his experiences as a preceptor and student mentor. He looks forward to taking his experience beyond the walls of the hospital to help support his greater community of practice as the Kitchener-Waterloo Regional Clinical Coordinator.

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Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo