Green Oncology: Back to School: PharmD at University of Toronto

by Amy Smith (as part of her Green Oncology series)

Working in oncology, we all have some desire to continuously learn.  If we didn’t, we would quickly fall behind in practice, as oncology is a forever changing world.  I too enjoy learning and being a student even if it means late nights studying and a significant portion of my income being donated to Starbucks.

This fall, I began the post-baccalaureate PharmD program at the University of Toronto.  There were many reasons (both personal and professional) that contributed to my decision to further my education.  Mainly, I want to provide a higher level of care to the patients I am serving and I believe the PharmD program will assist me in doing so. 

With this change comes a change to the Green Oncology series.  As a student, time is in short supply however I’ll continue to post on the CAPhO Compass blog.   You’ll find the Green Oncology postings will contain even more concise and complete information than before.    I’ll share oncology related information I learn throughout the program and provide insight into the post-baccalaureate PharmD program.   

I hope you’ll continue to read my postings as I make my way through the PharmD program.


Amy Smith is a graduate of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Saskatchewan.  After completing a hospital residency program with the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, Amy began working with the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency in Saskatoon as a pediatric oncology pharmacist.  She is now attending the U of T post-baccalaureate PharmD program . During her time away from work, Amy enjoys traveling, volunteering and participating in a various athletics including powerlifting and running. Amy is a member of CAPhO's Communication Committee.