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Postgraduate Medical Education

Welcome to the Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) Program at the University of Ottawa, where we work diligently to enhance the development and experience of our learners while optimizing quality patient care.

Accreditation 2024

Get ready! The onsite accreditation visit is happening May 5 – 10, 2024. 

Visit our Accreditation page or our Accreditation brochure for more information.

All of the University of Ottawa’s residency programs are accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).

The University of Ottawa Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) Office currently supports the Family Medicine residency program as well as 12 Family Medicine Enhanced Skills programs. Additionally, PGME supports 25 Royal College (RC) direct entry residency programs, 36 RC subspecialty programs, 2 RC special programs, and 8 AFC fellowship programs. The last institutional and all PG training program external review (onsite accreditation visit) by the accrediting bodies took place in November 2016.  

purple circle with red button that reads PGME Accreditation May 05 to 10 2024

Message from the Vice-Dean

Welcome to the Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) Program at the University of Ottawa. Our dedicated team is committed to enhancing the development and experience of our trainees while optimizing quality patient care. We provide high-quality training programs that are designed to deliver innovative clinical experiences through a variety of educational strategies, developing our trainees into well-rounded clinicians who become leaders in the medical field and in the community.

In my role as Vice Dean, PGME, I am responsible for the development and implementation of strategic planning and delivery in the areas of postgraduate medical education, including compliance with accreditation standards, delivery of residency training programs and revenue generation from trainee recruitment in alignment with the Faculty’s priorities. I am dedicated to ensuring our trainees and faculty have the best possible learning and teaching environment. We recognize our trainees are essential members of our patient care teams and are grateful for all our trainees do for our patients.

We offer many fellowship opportunities and accept up to 150 foreign trainees annually who bring a wide range of skills and cultural diversity that serve to enrich our programs and Faculty. New residency and fellowship training programs are continuously being implemented in partnership with our affiliated hospitals as we work collaboratively to enhance patient care. Additionally, Areas of Focused Competence (AFC) programs for fellowships approved by the Royal College are available among our many programs.

The University of Ottawa’s postgraduate medical education training programs provide many opportunities for teaching; excellent support from our Program Directors, and faculty members; access to innovative research and tools; and a myriad of learning opportunities. The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa collaborates effectively with our partner hospitals and our communities to create world class learning environments. To enhance every learning experience, we strive to provide amazing opportunities to gain experience alongside our world class clinicians and researchers.

As a trainee or faculty member here, we hope you will find many wonderful opportunities for both learning and teaching.

Dr. Melissa Forgie, MD, FRCPC, MSc, ICD.D
Interim Vice-Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education

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The University of Ottawa offers 72 specialty and subspecialty programs that lead to certification from the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Canada, or from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Additionally, we offer five Area of Focused Competence (AFC) programs.

Contact us / Services

The PGME Team

Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa
Roger Guindon Hall
451 Smyth Road, Room 2014
Ottawa, ON K1H 8M5

Tel.: 613-562-5413
Email: [email protected]

Hours of operation

September to May
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

June to August
Monday to Friday 8:45 am to 4:00 pm

Shuttle Bus

The shuttle bus is a bus service offered by the university. It offers transport from Roger Guidon hall to main campus. 

You can find the service hours under the "Service" section in the "shuttle schedule" tab.