The program is committed to tailoring training to resident's learning needs. Formative assessments are used to support reflective practice and help residents direct their learning. All uOttawa residents participate in 360 degree assessments, which provide insight into the perception of your peers, supervisors and staff concerning accomplishment of the core competencies of our profession and CanMEDS roles.
Our program values self-reflection and personal growth. uOttawa provides residents with opportunities to learn through courses, conferences and workshops. UOttawa residents are supported with funding to attend the annual National PHPM Review Course hosted by Queen’s University and the University of British Columbia. Residents are allocated funds to attend conferences, special training events or online modules.
Special academic half-day sessions have included on-site training with professional media relations staff at the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, emergency preparedness and response simulations, and field trips to places like water treatment plants, laboratories and mass vaccination clinics. Our program is flexible and responsive to learner needs, allowing residents to benefit from other opportunities as they arise such as participation in the Canadian Field Epidemiology Program’s “Epi in Action” course and customized "Essentials for Leadership" training for residents. The program takes pride in co-leadership with residents for quality improvement. The Program Director and Administrator meet with the Lead Resident and Resident Representative at least monthly and bi-annual "resident townhalls" provide an opportunity for all residents to provide feedback and share ideas directly with the Program Director.