Current Residents (2019-20)


Naa adjin-tettey

Doing the Pharmacy Residency Program, and more specifically with Island Health, has been a dream of mine since first year so it feels surreal to finally be here! I was born in Toronto but have spent most of my life here in Victoria. Prior to entering Pharmacy at UBC in 2015, I was working on a degree in Biochemistry and Statistics at UVic. I am a typical island girl and in my spare time I enjoy exploring the outdoors through hiking, biking, kayaking, and paddle boarding. If I am not outside you can probably find me lost in a good book. I also enjoy travelling and experiencing new cultures. I am looking forward to graduating this year and beginning my journey into clinical pharmacy practice with the Island Health community! 

To contact Naa email her here.

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David Tom

Hi, I’m Dave! I was previously working as a staff pharmacist at Victoria General Hospital and am excited to build on my clinical knowledge and skills as a pharmacy resident this coming year. I’m originally from Ontario and graduated from the PharmD program at the University of Toronto, but I fell in love with the West Coast while I was teaching tennis in Vancouver over a couple summers. Having grown up in Northern Ontario I’ve always enjoyed outdoor activities like hiking, camping and paddling, so I’m happy to be here in Victoria where there are a lot of opportunities to explore.

To contact David email him here.



Rachel Ward

Hello! My name is Rachel Ward and I’m very pleased to be a resident with Island Health for the 2019-2020 year. I was born in British Columbia and call Victoria home; however, for the last 6 years I have been living in St. John’s, Newfoundland while completing my BSc. Pharm. Aside from pharmacy, I love being active outdoors—whether that be hiking, cycling, or kayaking. I’m thrilled to be able to start my career as a resident and supplement what I’ve learned during my degree with practical experience and guidance from preceptors. My areas of interest include women’s health, hematology, and oncology, but I’m looking forward to exploring other areas of practice during my residency.

To contact Rachel email her here.

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