Welcome Message

Our faculty and administrative staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality residency training program possible. Our faculty members have invested countless hours in the development and delivery of a well planned curriculum. We pride ourselves on having an accessible, flexible and innovative approach to medical education. The residency program is small enough to individualize each resident's experience while being large enough to offer a full range of anesthesia experiences. We are proud to have achieved full accreditation status with our recent Royal College review.

Our residents rotate through 5 major teaching sites. The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus is the base site for all trauma, neurosurgery, obstetrics, bariatric surgery and vascular surgery. The General Campus is the base site for all major cancer surgery, Obstetrics, and Thoracic Surgery. The Riverside Campus is our Ambulatory centre. The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute allow for comprehensive training in Pediatric and Cardiac anesthesia, respectively

Our philosophy of residency education is centered on several key principles. First and foremost is an emphasis on a commitment to patient care. We strive to promote work live balance with the rigors of a career in medicine. We are committed to a team approach as we support each other’s success as colleagues. Our curriculum encourages self-directed and lifelong learning to develop the necessary skills to adapt to the ever-changing practice of medicine. Our program emphasizes a growth mindset; we use constructive feedback to help us reflect on ways to learn and improve. Our department and program are dedicated to promoting contributions to the improvement of our knowledge through scholarship in research, education, and patient safety.

The residency program at the University of Ottawa values diversity in our trainees, staff and community. We strive to foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion in all of our activities. We also realize that individual strengths come from many lived experiences that do not necessarily relate to achievements in academics or research. We encourage trainees to share what makes them their own person. In doing so, we aim to empower our trainees and colleagues to become strong leaders in their future practices and communities.

We hope that you enjoy learning about our training program.