Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Medicine (2017/2018)
8.2 Residency Programs

The Faculty of Medicine offers programs leading to certification by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and programs leading to certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).

8.2.1 Programs Leading to Certification by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)

The Faculty of Medicine offers a residency program in Family Medicine and enhanced skills programs in Emergency Medicine and Care of the Elderly.

8.2.1.1 Family Medicine

Family Medicine is a two-year residency program that leads to eligibility for certification by the CFPC.

8.2.1.2 Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine is a one-year program of specialty training. Successful completion of this program will lead to eligibility to sit the Examination of Special Competence in Emergency Medicine. Prospective applicants must be either currently enrolled in an accredited Family Medicine residency program in Canada or in practice (Certification in The College of Family Physicians) (C.C.F.P.) certified or eligible to sit the C.C.F.P. examination).

8.2.1.3 Care of the Elderly

Care of the Elderly is a six-month enhanced skills program that is specifically designed to focus on geriatric clinical work. Successful completion of this program will lead to eligibility for Certification of Added Competence (CAC) in the care of the elderly. Prospective applicants must be either currently enrolled in an accredited Family Medicine residency program in Canada or in practice (C.C.F.P. certified or eligible to sit the C.C.F.P. examination).

8.2.2 Programs Leading to Certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

The Faculty of Medicine offers residency programs in Anatomical Pathology, Anesthesia, Diagnostic Radiology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry. The Faculty of Medicine also offers postgraduate medical training in the subspecialty programs of Adult Nephrology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, General Internal Medicine, and Medical Oncology.

8.2.2.1 Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics offer a direct-entry program in the first year of the residency program. The normal period of training in Internal Medicine or Pediatrics is four years post-M.D.

8.2.2.2 Remaining Specialty Programs

In the remaining specialty residency programs offered by Faculty of Medicine, broad-based clinical training is offered as the first year of the residency program. The total length of each of these residency programs is five years post-M.D.

8.2.2.3 Subspecialty Programs

The Faculty of Medicine offers postgraduate medical training in the subspecialty programs of Adult Nephrology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, General Internal Medicine, and Medical Oncology. The length of each of the subspecialty programs is two years post completion of the relevant residency program.