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Post-Doctoral Residencies

Cardiovascular Residency

Applicable Position Description: One-year residency

Practice or research specialty/focus of the position: Cardiovascular residency

Position Description:

The goal of this residency is to enable the resident to develop advanced knowledge of the pathophysiology and pharmacotherapy of cardiovascular diseases. The resident will spend time on the following services: coronary care unit, cardiology floor patients, heart failure outpatient clinic. The resident will also conduct a research project and participate in the development of a new or existing clinical pharmacy service. He will also be given the opportunity to develop clinical and didactic teaching skills. Publication of a case report or of a review article is expected. French proficiency is required.

Required or desired credentials or experience of applicants: PharmD or experience

Description of institution/organization:

Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal is a tertiary care center providing high-quality cardiovascular care (catheterization laboratory, electrophysiology laboratory, CHF clinic, etc.)

Contact Information:
Chantal Pharand, PharmD
Research Center
Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal
5400, boul. Gouin ouest
Montréal, Québec
H4J 1C5
Tel : (514) 338-2222 ext. 2506
Fax: (514) 338-2694

Application Deadline: April 15th
Desired Starting Date: July 1st
Salary Range: 25 000$/y

Critical Care Residency

The residency is a 12-month program designed to prepare graduates for a successful career as an independent practitioner in Critical Care Practice. Key rotations include Medical-Surgical ICU, Cardiovascular Surgery ICU, Coronary Care Unit and Infectious Diseases. The resident will be able to choose several elective rotations. Course work in clinical epidemiology, evidence-based medicine, or biostatistics will be available. Teaching and a research project will be other activities the resident will be involved in.

St Michael's is a 600-bed tertiary hospital located in downtown Toronto that is affiliated with the University of Toronto. It is the Adult Trauma Centre and one of three Heart Centres in the city. Critical Care has been identified as a key strategic area for the hospital. The Department of Pharmacy is committed to the development and provision of innovative and quality education and practice.

Applicants should have a Doctor of Pharmacy or M.Sc or equivalent experience.

For more information regarding the position, please contact Heather Kertland, (416) 864-5427 or Clarence Chant (416) 864-5221

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send letter of application and curriculum vitae to:   Heather Kertland, Pharm.D. Department of Pharmacy, St Michael's Hospital 30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1W8
Fax 416-864-6058.

HIV Specialty Residency

Applicable Position Description: Residency

Practice or research specialty/focus of the position: HIV

Position Description: This 12-month program will provide the resident with experience in a variety of HIV clinical settings, with a focus on ambulatory care. Other rotations include inpatient services, palliative care, community pharmacy, family practice clinics, drug information, pediatrics, consulting, community AIDS groups, and infectious diseases. The resident will be expected to initiate and complete a research project. The resident will also have teaching responsibilities for B.Sc.Phm. hospital residents and Pharm.D. candidates doing elective HIV ambulatory rotations.

Required or desired credentials or experience of applicants: Applicants should possess a Pharm.D. or M.Sc.Phm. degree (or equivalent experience), with preference given to applicants who have completed a one-year general clinical hospital residency.

Description of institution/organization: The Immunodeficiency Clinic, University Health Network, and the Health Centre at 410, St. Michael's Hospital, are two of the largest, university-affiliated, outpatient HIV clinics in Canada, serving together over 2500 patients per year. Primary and specialty care is provided through a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach (including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, nutrition, and psychology). Other priorities include clinical research and outreach programs.

Funding for the HIV Specialty Residency has been provided through an unrestricted educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing their interest, a curriculum vitae, and two letters of reference to:

Contact Information:
Alice Tseng, Pharm.D.
Immunodeficiency Clinic
Toronto General Hospital, CW-G315 St.
101 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C4
phone: (416) 340-4800, ext. 8763
fax: (416) 340-4890


Laura Park-Wyllie, Pharm.D.
The Health Centre at 410
St. Michael's Hospital
410 Sherbourne Street, 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M4X 1K2
phone: (416) 867-7460, ext. 8312
fax: (416) 867-3726

Application Deadline: March 1

Desired Starting Date: July-August

Salary Range: $25,000 (negotiable), along with funding to attend and present at a national HIV conference.

The Root of All Evil

A Guide to Root Canal Treatment

There are many patients all over the world who experience root canal problems. Patients are treated to relieve toothache and retain their winning smile. are experts in this field and can help advise you on what to expect once you undergo this procedure.

If your dentist has recommended that you take this treatment, most likely you have a lot of questions and apprehensions going through your mind. However, there is nothing much to worry. The Calgary dentists SE are professionally trained and experienced to perform a standard root canal.

Getting educated about root canal can help you weed out those worries. Knowing what to expect will appease your mind and you will discover there is nothing to be afraid of. Root canal will not induce your pain but instead, it will help get rid of it.

You can complete your root canal treatment in one to two appointments with your dentist. The treatment period will depend on the extent of your tooth's condition and circumstances. Getting treated as early as possible will help relieve the pain so you must avoid prolonging the agony by attending to it immediately.

Root canal treatment or also known as endodontic treatment is required when the pulp in your tooth becomes infected and inflamed. There are several factors that can cause pulp inflammation such as tooth decay, trauma, chipping, repeated dental procedures in one tooth or gum disease. In the case of tooth decay, this can be prevented through early detection.

Once the pulp becomes inflamed, it can cause swelling which eventually leads to toothache. If the pulp dies, the pain may be lessened but there are instances where it can recur. The infection can spread into the bone which causes pain and may range from mild to severe.

All Calgary dentists SE are trained to perform endodontic procedure or root canal treatment. There are certain circumstances when some dentists refer the patient to an endodontist or a root canal expert. Your dentist or endodontist can properly assess your tooth condition through examination and x-ray.

The Procedure:

  1. Administration of local anesthesia - This helps numb the tooth and surrounding tissue so you won't feel anything during the procedure.
  1. Attachment of dental dam - A thin sheet of vinyl or rubber is positioned over the affected and neighboring tooth. The required tooth for the procedure is then isolated and is exposed over the dam. The dam protects the tooth from bacteria in your mouth.
  1. Drilling of hole - A tiny hole is drilled into the surface of the tooth in order to gain entry to the pulp and root canal.
  1. Extraction of dead pulp - The dead pulp is removed from the tooth at the same time, the pulp area and root canalis cleaned by your dentist. Once the pulp is removed, the pain will go away as well.
  1. Disinfection - The canals are cleaned with anti-bacterial solution.
  1. Shaping of canals - The canals are prepared for fillings and sealant.
  1. Fillings and sealing - The root canal is filled with a rubbery, thermoplastic material compressed against the wall of the canal for sealing. This prevents the tooth from getting infected.
  1. Temporary or permanent filling - This seals the access hole where the access to the root canal was drilled.
  1. Antibiotic - After the procedure, an antibiotic is prescribed to avoid infection. There may be a slight soreness as an after-effect of the treatment but antibiotics can help relieve the pain.
  1. Permanent restoration - A filling or crown is needed to replace the lost tooth.