Clinical Experience Program Recipient

Clinical Experience Program Recipient 2015

Sylvia Yazbeck is this year’s Clinical Experience Program recipient. Sylvia joined the pharmacy team at the IWK in 2007. She has worked as a clinical pharmacist in the Prenatal Special Care Unit and currently works with the Women’s and Newborn Program. She is also a member of several committees including the Medication Management Committee, Child Birth Care Team, Prenatal Reproductive Care Team, Adult Surgery/OR and Ambulatory Care Team at the IWK.

As a part of the clinical experience program, Sylvia will spend a week with Dr. Hilary Rowe, a clinical pharmacy specialist in maternal fetal medicine at the Vancouver Coastal Health Surrey Memorial Hospital. With this mentorship experience, Sylvia aims to expand her clinical knowledge and skills in order to provide better quality pharmaceutical care to her patients, especially for those with chronic medical conditions or pregnancy complications. She hopes to learn about the role of an established maternal fetal medicine clinical pharmacy specialist in a tertiary care centre, and to gain further knowledge of ongoing research in pregnancy and lactation in order to advance the practice at the IWK. Sylvia plans to share the knowledge she gains during this experience by providing education to other health care professionals and learners caring for women during pregnancy and lactation in the Maritimes.

We look forward to hearing about Sylvia’s experience and wish her the best of luck!