The NS Branch welcomes pharmacy students, residents, and other pharmacists-in-training to become members of CSHP.  There are many benefits to membership, some of which are described here.  For more information, please contact the Membership Committee Chairs, Andrea Meade ( or Michelle ten Brinke (

Student Awards

The following are awards offered by CSHP NS Branch and CSHP National.  Students are encouraged to check with other provincial CSHP branches for information pertaining to student awards, eg.

Awards offered by the NS Branch

NS Pharmacy Student Scholarship
There are two $500 awards available to students entering their fourth year of pharmacy and who have demonstrated an interest in a hospital pharmacy career. 

Awards sponsored by the NS Branch (offered through Dalhousie University)

Sister Francis dePaul Award
This award, a reference book or a subscription to a professional journal, is offered annually by the Nova Scotia Branch of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists and is presented to a graduating student entering a hospital pharmacy residency programme, who is a member of CSHP, and excels in the PBL curriculum. A student is automatically considered for the award when they complete the Student Activity Forms at the end of the year.  Academic standing is also considered.

Residency Awards

The Hospital Pharmacy Residency Award
Awarded annually to a hospital pharmacy resident whose major project is judged to be the most deserving in terms of significant innovation, practical application and/or development in an institutional pharmacy practice setting.  This award is administered in conjunction with NB Branch of CSHP and is a $1000 cash prize and engraved memento.

Awards offered through CSHP National

CSHP/CAPSI Hospital Pharmacy Student Award
This award is sponsored by the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) and Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns (CAPSI). This award recognizes pharmacy students who show promise as future hospital pharmacy practitioners through their student activities or their experiential training in direct patient care, research or education. The candidates exhibit eagerness, dedication and a positive attitude towards academic learning, the profession and the practice of hospital pharmacy.

Apply online at (You must login as a CSHP member to access this section of the site.)

Residency Program

A hospital pharmacy residency is a 12-month, postgraduate learning experience. Through structured rotations in various areas of pharmacy practice, the program aims to prepare pharmacists for exemplary pharmacy practice. The purpose of a general hospital pharmacy residency program is:

For information on residency programs visit:

Residency Sites in Atlantic Canada

For more information, visit:

Post Graduate Education