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Practicum in Medication Safety for International Practitioners

ISMP Canada is pleased to offer a Practicum in Medication Safety for International Practitioners. This program will be of interest to practicing nurses, pharmacists, physicians and other healthcare providers involved in medication management activities who are interested in further study of medication safety theory and practical applications.

Safe Medication practices are a concern for healthcare providers and institutions worldwide. ISMP Canada, a recognized global leader in the promotion and development of safe medication practices, feels it is important that practitioners anywhere in the world with an interest in this field have study opportunities available to them.

Although the program is geared towards an international audience, Canadian practitioners are welcome to enroll as well.

In order to derive the full benefit from this Practicum, applicants must be reasonably fluent in English - speaking, reading and writing.

Program Overview:

Program participants will spend 4 weeks* Longer practicums can be accommodated. at ISMP Canada's office in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and will work directly with the Institute's safety experts. There will be one-on-one mentorship along with the opportunity to work on real world safety projects with ISMP Canada's interdisciplinary team of pharmacists, nurses and physicians. The program will enhance and expand current levels of understanding of medication safety principles, from both the theoretical and practical perspective.

Key Benefits of the Program:

Practitioners will work as part of ISMP Canada's interdisciplinary team, participating in incident analysis, solution development and knowledge transfer activities.

On completion of the program, participants will have:

  • Enhanced their understanding of key medication safety principles and practices , including the application of human factors engineering principles in medication incident analysis and solution development
  • Developed skills in incident analysis and prospective risk assessment
  • Participated in the development of presentations, safety bulletins and newsletters for healthcare providers and consumers
  • Contributed subject matter expertise to current ISMP Canada projects

During the program, opportunity will be provided to work with ISMP Canada team members on strategies to enhance medication safety practices in their home setting.

ISMP Canada will work to tailor the program to fit the participant's highest areas of interest and concern.


Contact ISMP Canada for fee details. Note that travel, lodging, meals and visa are the responsibility of the participant.


Application process:

Please send a letter of interest and current resume/CV to Two (2) letters of reference (with preferably one from your current employer) will be requested upon being qualified for the program.

To learn more please send an e-mail to or call ISMP Canada at 001-416-733-3131

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About ISMP Canada:

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada is an independent national not-for-profit organization committed to the advancement of medication safety in all healthcare settings. ISMP Canada works collaboratively with the healthcare community, regulatory agencies and policy makers, provincial, national and international patient safety organizations, the pharmaceutical industry and the public to promote safe medication practices. ISMP Canada's mandate includes analyzing medication incidents, making recommendations for the prevention of harmful medication incidents, and facilitating quality improvement initiatives. ISMP Canada is a founding member of the International Medication Safety Network (IMSN) and has worked on medication safety initiatives with the World Health Organization.

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About Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the capital of the province of Ontario. It is recognized as a world class city for medical and research institutions. The city is also consistently recognized as one of the most livable in the world, with many recreational opportunities to engage in during any available free time.