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.
Get ready! The onsite accreditation visit is happening May 5 – 10, 2024.
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.
Message from the Vice-Dean
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. Our training programs are designed to provide 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.
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 provides effective and receptive residency programs, approachable and available program directors, excellent support from faculty members and fellow residents, and access to research, teaching and learning opportunities.
As a trainee or faculty member, you will find many wonderful opportunities to both learn and educate in the medical environment.
Dr. Lorne Wiesenfeld, MDCM, FRCPC
Vice-Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education
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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