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Fellowship Programs

Blaze Your Own Trail

Blaze your own trail as a medical practitioner here at the University of Ottawa’s Fellowships Program, offered in connection with The Ottawa Hospital (which includes the Ottawa Heart Institute and The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute), Bruyère Continuing Care and Montfort Hospital.

Discover how these highly sought-after programs offer you a one-of-a-kind opportunity to sharpen your research skills, gain in-depth clinical knowledge and be creative in your pursuit of scientific thought—all by working alongside leaders in medicine today. The Director of Fellowships is focused on achieving excellence in fellowship training. The Fellowship Director’s portfolio extends across fellows, clinical scholars and scholars registered in AFC (Areas of Focused Competence) diploma programs.

Whether your goal is to obtain specialized clinical skills, mentoring to take your research to the next level or preparation for a career in academic medicine, Ottawa’s Department of Medicine’s range of fellowships provide you with the right fit, designed to suit your interests, ambition and drive to learn more


Learn About Our Many Fellowship Programs

Including their application processes and deadlines.

Cardiology – Advanced Adult Clinical Cardiology

What We Offer You
The Advanced Clinical Cardiology Fellowship provides experience in the overall care of cardiac patients, including the use of specific cardiac treatment modalities and the integration of cardiac treatment with the treatment of co-existing not cardiac conditions. During the fellowship, trainees will gain experience in the state of the art care of CHF, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Valvular Heart Disease and Arrhythmias, and the integration of this care with treatment of co-existing non-cardiac conditions in consultation with consultants in relevant areas. Fellows will also gain practical experience in the practice of medicine in a Canadian context. This will include the practical delivery of medical care, dealing with the issues that affect the length of stay, the planning of long-term care and working with social agencies and community services to optimize long-term outcomes.

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is a dedicated cardiac centre with a unique Advanced Clinical Cardiology Program. The core fellowship program will consist primarily of in-patient clinical service.

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Cardiology – Adult Cardiac Imaging

What We Offer You
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute offers Clinical Fellowships and Research Fellowships in the following fields: Echocardiography; Electrophysiology; Heart Failure; Interventional Cardiology; Nuclear Cardiology; Cardiac CT; Positron Emission Tomography (PET).

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is a dedicated cardiac centre with a unique Cardiac Imaging Program. Trainees work in a centre with dedicated CT, MRI, PET and Nuclear Cardiology equipment and staff. They learn under the guidance of world leaders and internationally recognized experts in Cardiac Imaging.

During the fellowship, the trainees will obtain clinical expertise in cardiac imaging. There is a strong emphasis on clinical competence and excellence. In addition, trainees acquire research skills that are relevant for cardiac imaging.

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Cardiology – Adult Echocardiography

What We Offer You
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is one of the largest cardiovascular institutions in Canada. The UOHI provides the full spectrum of advanced cardiovascular care with annual volumes of > 1,400 open-heart surgical procedures, > 8,000 catheterizations/PCIs, > 600 EP ablations and > 900 EP devices. The UOHI has active programs in advanced cardiac care including cardiac transplantation, LVAD, TAVI, MV clip, percutaneous paravalvular regurgitation closures, LAA occlusion, ethanol septal ablation, complex EP ablation and adult congenital heart intervention. The UOHI Echocardiography Laboratory is one of the largest and most active cardiovascular ultrasound units in Canada. Annual volumes include > 16,000 TTEs, > 900 TEEs (not including intra-operative) and > 600 stress echocardiograms (exercise and pharmacological). Routine 3D and contrast imaging has been integrated into daily clinical care. The laboratory has 11 rooms dedicated for ultrasound imaging, 13 echo systems and 15 sonographers on staff. The laboratory was fully digitized in 2004 and has had ongoing accreditation with the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) since 2008. The laboratory has been also accredited by the CCN (Ontario Cardiovascular Care Network) since 2015. The UOHI echocardiography is staffed by 7 full-time academic, Level III echocardiographers (including two clinician-scientists) covering a range of sub-specialty expertise. The UOHI echocardiography laboratory provides 24/7 on-call services.

The UOHI echocardiography laboratory has had a very successful adult echocardiography Fellowship Program since 1988, which has attracted numerous national and international trainees. In 2014, the laboratory was the first site in the country to receive formal accreditation by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to provide training in order to be eligible for the area of focus (AFC) echocardiography sub-specialty diploma. The Fellowship provides an extensive and structured academic curriculum, delivered on a weekly basis. During their training, Fellows are exposed to a large volume and range of clinical cases and are involved in multiple scholar activities. All clinical and research activities are centred at the UOHI.

Three fully-funded positions are usually available. Training duration is a minimum of 12 months but can extend to 24 months. Typically, training starts July 1.

Candidates should apply 15-18 months before start dates. Positions are typically offered 12 months before the start date. Preliminary enquiries can be sent to .

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Cardiology – Adult Electrophysiology

What We Offer You
Full EP/Arrhythmia fellowship focusing entirely on heart rhythm management: diagnostic EP, ablation, Cardiac implantable electrical devices (CIED) implantation and follow-up, Inherited Arrhythmia Clinic, arrhythmia-related research.

This is a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) accredited Area of Focused Competence (AFC) Program.

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Cardiology – Heart Failure & Transplant

What We Offer You
This is a 1-2 year fellowship dedicated to the management of patients with advanced heart failure including cardiac transplantation and advanced mechanical support (left ventricular assist devices). Fellows will learn how to manage these patients both acutely in the in-patient setting and chronically in out-patient clinics.

Fellows are responsible for rounding on the heart failure service and attending clinics. There will be a small component of on-call work (1 weekend/month).

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Cardiology – Adult Interventional Cardiology

What We Offer You
The adult interventional cardiology program offers comprehensive training in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and percutaneous structural interventions. Our program provides trainees with a regimented educational program in a high-volume environment inclusive of both stable and unstable coronary syndromes and multiple state-of-the-art structural interventional technologies. Trainees obtain educational opportunities in the cardiac catheterization laboratory, ambulatory clinic and research settings. In addition to hands-on training, trainees attend multiple didactic and interactive rounds weekly. Our interventional program is also one of the first in Canada to be approved by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for an Area of Focused Competence (AFC) accreditation. All graduates of the program are eligible for AFC diploma certification (see below).

The Area of Focused Competence (AFC) Program
Please see Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Website.

The AFC program is competency-based as per the Royal College (C Standards). Upon satisfactory completion, graduates can receive a Diploma of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (DRCPSC) and will be recognized nationally and internationally as individuals who have sought to advance their knowledge and expertise with additional complementary skills and competencies.

To be eligible for the AFC program, candidates must be Royal College certified or eligible for Royal College examinations in Cardiology or its equivalents.

Equivalency must include at least:

  • eight (8) months of clinical cardiology (including at least four (4) months of CCU)
  • three (3) months of cardiac catheterization
  • four (4) months of echocardiography
  • one (1) month of electrophysiology
  • one (1) month of nuclear cardiology/exercise stress testing

Internationally-trained cardiologists will require a demonstration of equivalency for entrance.

Program in Structural Heart Disease Intervention
Further fellowship focusing on complex structural intervention is also offered. Interventions including TAVI, mitral clip, ASD, PFO closure and left atrial appendage closure are included in the curriculum. This is offered only to candidates who have completed at least one year of core training in percutaneous coronary interventions and have proven competency as per Royal College AFC requirements.

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Critical Care – Adult Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program

What We Offer You
The Adult Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program offers a two-year Fellowship program with training opportunities at multiple sites in the region; Intensive Care Units at The Ottawa Hospital – Civic and General Campuses, Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Community ICU sites at the Queensway Carleton Hospital and Montfort Hospital.

We offer flexible electives geared toward individual career paths. The Program has weekly Academic Half Days, monthly Noon Round and Journal Clubs, and a yearly scholarship day amongst numerous other academic activities.

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Dermatology – Cutaneous Laser Surgery & Cosmetic Dermatology

What We Offer You
The Division of Dermatology, University of Ottawa and Laserderm offers a 1-year training program in laser surgery for dermatologists certified by the Royal College, the American Board, or international medical graduates who obtain equivalency from the Royal College of Canada.

Dr. Laughlin played a lead role in developing treatment protocols for several laser manufacturers on how to best use their systems in most of the procedures you may need.

The resident/fellow will act as a consultant in cutaneous laser surgery and medicine and will supervise medical and non-medical personnel in the operation of a laser facility that meets the required provincial or national standards.

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Endocrinology & Metabolism – Bariatric Medicine

What We Offer You
Trainees have the option between a 1-year clinical fellowship to consolidate their expertise in bariatric medicine or a 2-3 year clinical investigator fellowship in bariatric medicine. Clinical investigator fellows enroll in a Master’s Program in the Department of Epidemiology or a basic science department at the University of Ottawa.

Trainees will spend time at two locations: 1. The Ottawa Hospital Weight Management Clinic, a tertiary care site that is a Bariatric Centre of Excellence and 2. LEAF Weight Management Clinic, a community-based academic site. Trainees will learn about the medical and surgical management of obesity and work closely with allied health. In addition, rotations with the pediatric bariatric program, eating disorder clinic, sleep disorder clinic, and preoperative care clinic will be arranged.

All trainees are encouraged to pursue a research topic in bariatrics. Research interests include database development, program development, cohort studies, genotype-phenotype associations, genomics and physiology of weight loss resistance, pulmonary function, adipose tissue cellular remodelling, psychotropic agents, smoking, health care utilization.

The fellowships are structured such that in addition to clinical practice, trainees will prepare and pursue other learning opportunities (self-directed learning, monthly journal club and research training such as Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) research education workshops). All North American trainees will write the American Board of Obesity Medicine exams that are held in December. Regular teaching sessions will be held in preparation for the exam.

LEAF Weight Management Clinic, a community-based academic site.

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Endocrinology & Metabolism – Thyroidology Fellowship

What We Offer You
The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship in Thyroid and Thyroid Cancer offers a customizable program depending on your interest. A University of Ottawa Certificate of Completion is provided upon successful completion of the fellowship training.

We have a dedicated thyroid cancer clinic as well as regular thyroid nodule clinics where ultrasound is used for performing fine needle aspiration biopsies.

We encourage trainees to be involved in a quality improvement project and a research project that may involve a systematic review and to write a case report. Fellows are encouraged to attend at least one meeting such as the American Thyroid Association Meeting and to submit an abstract at that meeting. Fellows usually attend 1-2 clinics per week depending on their research component. Fellows are expected to attend our academic rounds including the monthly multidisciplinary rounds with nuclear medicine, diagnostic imaging, thyroid surgeons. As well we have quarterly pediatric thyroid multidisciplinary rounds and a Cancer Care Ontario-supported Community of Practice that meets quarterly in regard to the topic of thyroid nodule and thyroid cancer.

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Gastroenterology – Advanced Endoscopic Services Fellowship

What We Offer You
This fellowship provides you the avenue to gain exposure to a large number of advanced endoscopic procedures and to pursue research opportunities in varied fields (quality in endoscopy to epidemiological studies to translational studies.) You will be offered advanced procedural and clinical training, beyond the level expected from trainees who have completed their Gastroenterology Residency Program at an accredited Canadian institution.

As a trainee in this program you will learn the following

ERCP: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is a procedure that allows examination and therapeutic intervention of the ducts (tubes) that drain the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas with the assistance of fluoroscopy. Approximately ~800 cases are done annually at our center.

EUS: Endoscopic ultrasound has become essential in early cancer diagnostics, staging, and management. Using a miniature ultrasound at the tip of an endoscope (echoendoscope), an ultrasound can be performed from within the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, duodenum, and distal colon) allowing closer examination of the luminal wall, surrounding organs and tissue sampling can be performed by fine-needle aspiration. Approximately ~350 cases are done annually at our center.

EMR: Endoscopic mucosal resection is a technique with which superficial lesions of the gastrointestinal tract mucosa and submucosa can be removed endoscopically (a less invasive alternative to a surgical approach).

Additional therapeutic interventions which the ATE Fellow will be exposed to include stenting of luminal or biliary strictures, megapolypectomy, deep enteroscopy, and endoscopic diverticulotomy, to name a few.

Finally, the ATE Fellowship will allow opportunities to participate in research in quality in endoscopy, and collaborative research with radiation oncology, GI oncology, the department of epidemiology, as well as translational research with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.

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Gastroenterology – Inflammatory Bowel Disease

What We Offer You
The Ottawa Hospital Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic was developed to enhance the care of the IBD patient through a collaborative working environment involving gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons, and nutrition services. The IBD Fellowship enhances the academic goals of the department by providing an environment conducive to clinical research and ongoing staff, resident, and student education. The attributes of the fellowship are further enhanced by bimonthly multidisciplinary IBD rounds and Journal Club.

The third-year fellowship allows trainees to see new IBD cases, see those sent for second opinions, follow patients through exacerbations and remissions, evaluate the effects of treatment decisions, and form long-term physician-patient relationships. Furthermore, the fellow will become an expert in managing urgent and complicated IBD cases.

The general objectives of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program is to develop knowledge of all aspects of IBD, including relevant basic sciences. This includes the genetics, patho-physiology and treatment of IBD. The program emphasizes IBD research. This is a critical component on the Fellowship year. The expectation is for the trainee to complete a clinical or translational research project to present at a national/international meeting with later submission to a peer-review journal. The resident will master consultancy, research and teaching skills as they relate to IBD.

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Gastroenterology – Hepatology Fellowship

What We Offer You
The Ottawa Hospital Hepatology Fellowship program offers a one-year clinical fellowship aimed at enhancing consultancy expertise in caring for patients with liver disease. The fellow will also master research and teaching skills as they relate to hepatology. Our collaborative team provide excellent learning and mentoring environment. Our vision is to form strong clinician hepatologists who will be leaders, in academic or community settings.

During the one-year program, the hepatology fellow is actively involved in ambulatory and inpatient care. Through longitudinal clinic with a large variety of referrals, trainees foster long-term physician-patient relationships while developing knowledge and proficiency in managing patients with common as well as complex liver diseases. In addition, the inpatient hepatology experience allows trainees to become expert in management of urgent liver disease and complications. Their exposure can be personalized depending on interest and time spent along different hepatologists, each with specific expertise, as in general hepatology, viral hepatitis, autoimmune liver disease, as well as liver transplantation.

The experience is further enriched with additional activities. The trainees participate in the weekly hepatobiliary round with collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, discussing management of hepatocellular carcinoma. We have monthly teleconference with Liver Transplant Center at the University Health Network (Toronto), where trainees participate in discussion of patients pre and post liver transplant.

Our fellowship program has an additional focus in providing mentorship for clinical research. The trainee is expected to complete clinical or quality improvement research project to present at a national/international meeting with later submission to a peer review journal. The trainee is expected to participate in teaching activities through journal club, pathology round, and supervision of gastroenterology residents.

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Hematology – Malignant Hematology & Stem Cell Transplantation

What We Offer You
The fellowship is a clinical/clinical research fellowship in either malignant hematology, combined malignant hematology and hematopoietic cell transplantation, or hematopoietic cell transplantation.

The fellowship training is tailored to the interests and needs of the trainee. Each fellowship year has specific objectives based on the trainees’ goals and the skills/knowledge needed to function as a subspecialist in malignant hematology +/- HCT.

Research is an important part of training and at minimum, fellows must complete a clinical project including meeting abstract submission and manuscript preparation. For those with a stronger research interest, the fellowship can include completing a Master’s or extended laboratory experience depending on the trainee.

The University fellowship is the only program in Canada performing transplants for autoimmune diseases.

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Hematology – Adult Thrombosis Medicine

What We Offer You
The Thrombosis Fellowship Program is well established and has been training fellows for over a decade. Three fellowship streams are offered: a 1-year Clinical Fellowship to consolidate expertise in thrombosis; a 2-3 year combined clinical and research fellowship for those interested in becoming a clinician investigator in thrombosis; and a 2-3 year clinical and education fellowship for those interested in becoming a clinician-educator in thrombosis.

The Ottawa Hospital Thrombosis Program provides an ideal training environment and offers an active thrombosis clinical service, specialized thrombosis faculty and a highly successful research program.

The Thrombosis Fellowship program provides the opportunity to learn from respected world leaders in venous thromboembolism research, diagnosis and management. Faculty members have developed niche areas of expertise including thrombosis and cancer; thrombosis and pregnancy; diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism; management of thrombosis; genetic aspects of thrombosis and thrombosis education.

Investigators with the thrombosis program have established successful research collaborations both within Canada and throughout the world.

Additional learning opportunities for Thrombosis Fellows include weekly Thrombosis Rounds, Blood Club and Journal Club. Fellows pursuing the Clinical and Research Fellowship stream also enroll in the Masters of Clinical Epidemiology Program at the University of Ottawa where they receive formal research training. Fellows pursuing the Clinical and Education Fellowship stream enroll in a formal post-graduate training program related to education.

The fellows are expected to do in-patient service and clinics under supervision (25% of the time for research and education fellows; 50% for clinical fellows). The expectation is that at the end of the training the candidate will be able to perform as an expert thrombosis consultant. Fellows also perform calls with the back-up of a staff hematologist (currently one in four to one in six weeknights and one in four to one in six weekends) during the fellowship.

Thrombosis Fellows present a topic once monthly at Thrombosis Rounds.

Applications are encouraged from MDs who have completed/will complete General Internal Medicine, Respirology and/or Hematology training. Foreign medical graduates with equivalent qualifications are eligible to apply.

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Infectious Diseases – Antimicrobial Stewardship

What We Offer You
The Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Ottawa, offers a one-year fellowship in Antimicrobial Stewardship. Building on the fundamental knowledge gained during subspecialty infectious diseases training, this fellowship provides theoretical and practical experience that will allow you to implement and manage a hospital-based antimicrobial stewardship program.

You will work most closely with the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) team (two ASP physicians, and dedicated ASP pharmacists). Regular interaction occurs with infectious diseases faculty and trainees, pharmacists, clinical teams, and infection prevention and control and quality department members. Opportunity exists to collaborate with local and regional partners, such as Public Health Ontario.

The 12-month program includes 8 weeks of clinical inpatient consultation service as attending ID staff, split between both inpatient campuses, with some overnight and weekend call. Involvement in education (e.g. of medical students, residents, pharmacists) and ASP quality improvement project(s), and completion of a relevant research project, are also expected. We also provide the opportunity to gain added experience in leadership, quality improvement, epidemiology and statistics, and antimicrobial stewardship in pediatrics.

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Medical Education – Department of Innovation in Medical Education

What We Offer You
The Department for Innovation in Medical Education (DIME) and the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre (uOSSC) are offering a Fellowship in Medical Education/Simulation. The overall aim of this fellowship is to prepare the candidate for an academic career as a clinician-educator.

The program will include

  • Training through the Health Education Scholar’s Program; a structured formal weekly education session from September-May that covers a broad overview of the field of health professions education (curriculum, teaching and learning, assessment, research methodology and leadership).
  • Mentorship from both MDs and PhDs
  • The initiation, design and conduct of innovative research relevant to the field of health professions education and practice.
  • Involvement in DIME activities; journal club, rounds, research day
  • Optional Training in simulation through a formalized program (FEAST)

DIME and the uOSSC have established collaborations with the Medical Council of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada.

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Medical Oncology Fellowship Program

What We Offer You
Gain clinical research skills in Medical Oncology in a networking-positive environment where you work and learn alongside internationally renowned Medical Oncology staff.

The Oncology Fellowship Program is unique in that Fellows have their own longitudinal “Fellows Clinic” where the fellow runs their own practice and learns many of the skills required for subsequent independent practice as a specialist physician.

Great opportunity to do a meaningful Clinical Research training in medical oncology and become a clinical expert at developing, enrolling and implementing clinical and research projects. Have the opportunity to teach residents and medical students in their chosen disease site in medical oncology.

Research Fellowship is for those wanting to obtain a higher level of clinical exposure in general oncology or specific disease site, clinical duties are typically 60-80% of your workload (5-7 half-day clinics per week) and it also involves teaching, academic and research activities of their primary discipline as assigned by their primary supervisor.

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Nephrology – Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease (MCK) Clinical Fellowship

What We Offer You

Background
The University of Ottawa advanced chronic kidney disease Fellowship is a one-year program designed to provide advanced training in the medical management of patients with severe chronic kidney disease, as well as the managerial skills required to head a multidisciplinary clinic.

You will gain experience in a large and diverse program working with faculty with expertise in medical education, clinical research, vascular access, home dialysis, in-center hemodialysis and kidney transplantation. You will be expected to participate in scholarly activity in the form of research or quality improvement projects while developing clinical expertise in the care and management of these patients.

Training will take place within the Division of Nephrology at the Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa. The Division provides multidisciplinary clinical care to severe kidney disease patients in a tertiary care hospital that serves a population of approximately 1 million. The multidisciplinary severe chronic kidney disease program delivers outpatient care to approximately 700 patients in the Multi-Care Kidney (MCK) clinic.

Aim of the Program
The program will foster clinical knowledge and research in the field of severe kidney disease, introduce the important concept of quality assurance and teach the roles and obligations of a medical director of a multidisciplinary clinic.

Specifically, the trainee will achieve the following competencies:

  1. Ability to independently assess a patient with severe kidney disease, to determine the optimal timing of dialysis start within an intent-to-defer strategy, and to prescribe the initiation of dialysis.
  2. Ability to provide conservative management to patients with severe kidney disease who have chosen not to have renal replacement therapy.
  3. Ability to work up patients with severe kidney disease for pre-emptive transplantation.
  4. Ability to taper immunosuppressive medications in patients with a failing kidney transplant.
  5. Ability to independently assess and monitor patients with decreased kidney function and alter medications to delay the progression of kidney disease.
  6. Gain expertise in the management of hypertension in the context of advanced CKD.
  7. Ability to counsel women with severe kidney disease about pregnancy.
  8. Ability to identify, investigate and treat complications of severe kidney disease such as electrolyte abnormalities and bone-mineral disorders.
  9. Ability to manage comorbidities that have an important impact on CKD, particularly congestive heart failure.
  10. Become a medical expert in vascular access for the elective start of dialysis, including choice of appropriate access.
  11. Become familiar with the use of decision aids to provide patient-centred care in determining dialysis modality of choice.
  12. Gain knowledge of the responsibilities of a medical director of a multidisciplinary severe chronic kidney disease programme, including the ability to perform ongoing quality assurance monitoring. This also encompasses effectively interacting with allied health personnel and hospital administration staff involved in the multi-disciplinary care of individual patients as well as the management of the overall program.

Training
The following structure is proposed for this clinical fellowship which is planned for a period of 12 months:

  1. Initial two-month rotation in the MCK Clinic following the objectives and schedule of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCSPC) training program. This will be evaluated using the rotation-specific ITER that is also used by the RCSPC nephrology training program.
  2. Following the satisfactory completion of the initial two month orientation period
    • Four months of inpatient care on the consult or in-patient service.
    • Five months spent in the CKD multidisciplinary clinic focusing on various aspects of care of patients with severe CKD including kidney transplant recipients.
    • One month dedicated to a CKD research project, this could be a traditional clinical research project or a quality improvement project. Mentors with research expertise will guide the candidate in the inception and publication of the project.
  3. Attendance at vascular access clinic, half a day once a month while doing MCK clinics.
  4. Attendance half a day once a month at peritoneal dialysis access clinic while doing MCK clinics.
  5. Attendance at all MCKC management meetings while doing MCK clinics.

Benefits
The program is expected to raise the level of knowledge in the management of patients with severe CKD and increase awareness of concepts related to the care of these patients. Upon graduation, the fellow will be a clinical expert in clinical management of patients with severe kidney disease as well as in the administrative responsibilities of a multidisciplinary clinic.

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Nephrology – Advanced Hemodialysis Clinical Fellowship

What We Offer You
The University of Ottawa Hemodialysis Fellowship is a one-year program designed to give you advanced training in the medical management of hemodialysis patients, strong and practical technical knowledge of hemodialysis and water treatment equipment as well as the managerial skills required to head a hemodialysis program.

You will gain experience in a large and diverse program working with faculty with expertise in medical education, clinical research, vascular access and technical support of hemodialysis and water treatment and administration of health care. You will be expected to participate in scholarly activity including a quality assurance or improvement project while developing clinical expertise in the care and management of patients.

The University of Ottawa Nephrology training program offers an adult nephrology education program, affiliated with the University of Ottawa and accredited by the Royal College. In addition, we also have an AST-approved Transplantation fellowship, an ASH-approved Hypertension fellowship and a Home Dialysis fellowship.

Training will take place within the Division of Nephrology at the Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa. The Division provides hemodialysis care in a tertiary care hospital that serves a population of approximately ~ 1 million. The hemodialysis program is one of the largest in Canada and delivers care to approximately 750 hemodialysis patients in 2 large in-centre hemodialysis units as well as in 6 satellite hemodialysis units of various sizes spread within 120km of the tertiary care centre.

Aim of the Program
The program will foster interest in clinical knowledge and research in the dialysis field, introduce the important concepts of quality assurance and improvement and introduce the roles and obligations of a medical director of a dialysis unit.

Specifically, the trainee will achieve the following competences:

  1. Ability to independently assess a patient’s dialysis prescription, and adjust based on clinical and laboratory parameters.
  2. Ability to write, monitor and adjust initial dialysis orders and identify, investigate and treat complications of dialysis such as intradialytic hypertension, intradialytic hypotension and cramps.
  3. Ability to independently provide longitudinal medical follow-up for patients on hemodialysis including monitoring of dialysis adequacy, and prevention and management of long-term complications of renal disease (such as anemia, bone disease and cardiac disease).
  4. Knowledge of the responsibilities of a medical director of a hemodialysis program, including the ability to perform ongoing quality assurance monitoring. This also encompasses effectively interacting with allied health personnel and hospital administration staff involved in the multi-disciplinary care of individual patients as well as the management of the overall program.
  5. Knowledge of the equipment necessary for hemodialysis water treatment. Ability to understand and apply the international standards for water quality testing.
  6. Become a medical expert in vascular access for hemodialysis, including choice of appropriate access, monitoring and management of access-related complications.
  7. Gain an acceptable level of understanding of modern hemodialysis machines including the ability to troubleshoot most common equipment issues.

Training
The following structure is proposed for this clinical fellowship which is planned for a period of 12 months:

  1. Initial two-month rotation in the hemodialysis unit following the objectives and schedule of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCSPC) training program. This will be evaluated using the rotation-specific ITER that is also used by the RCSPC nephrology training program.
  2. Following the satisfactory completion of the initial two month orientation period:
    1. The fellow is also assigned a 10-month longitudinal rotation in a satellite unit, where he/she will visit patients once per month under the supervision of a senior dialysis expert and provide care for these patients. This will run concurrent to the other months of the rotation.
    2. Four months of inpatient care focusing on providing care of hemodialysis patients admitted under various services at one of the 2 Ottawa Hospital Campus
  3. Two months spent in a large dialysis unit with a focus on the care of new chronic hemodialysis patients and well as challenging vascular access cases.
  4. Two months spent in a medium-sized dialysis unit combined with time dedicated to patients with AKI and AKI-specific renal replacement therapies (i.e. intermitted hemodialysis; slow, low-efficiency dialysis (SLED) and continuous-renal replacement therapy (CRRT).
  5. One month dedicated to the inception and completion of a quality assurance project in hemodialysis.
  6. One month dedicated to working with the hemodialysis technical team during which time the fellow will perfect knowledge on water treatment, quality assurance of water quality and hemodialysis machine maintenance.
  7. Attendance at weekly hemodialysis access rounds and at least once monthly attendance of a half-day vascular access clinic.
  8. Attendance at all Hemodialysis Management meetings (quarterly) and Hemodialysis Clinical Practice meetings, working closely with the medical director of hemodialysis.

Benefits
The program is expected to raise the level of knowledge in the field of dialysis and increase awareness of advanced concepts related to the care of dialysis patients. Upon graduation, the fellow will be a clinical expert in the clinical management of hemodialysis patients as well as in the technical and administrative responsibilities of a hemodialysis physician. By improving the knowledge about the running of the dialysis unit the overall standard of care would improve further.

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Nephrology – Critical Care Nephrology Clinical Fellowship

What We Offer You
The University of Ottawa Clinical Fellowship in Critical Care Nephrology is a one-year program designed to provide advanced training in the medical management of patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) and other aspects of critical care nephrology. This includes a focus on developing clinical and technical expertise related to the various renal replacement therapy (RRT) modalities used in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting (including intermittent hemodialysis (IHD), slow low-efficiency dialysis (SLED) and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). Fellows will gain experience in a large and diverse program working with faculty who have expertise in medical education, clinical research, vascular access and technical support of IHD, SLED and CRRT. In addition to clinical training, Critical Care Nephrology fellows will be expected to participate in scholarly activities, including a research project (which may involve clinical or basic science research or quality assurance/improvement), related to critical care nephrology.

The University of Ottawa Nephrology training program offers an adult nephrology education program, affiliated with the University of Ottawa and accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. In addition, it offers an American Society of Transplantation (AST) approved Transplantation fellowship, American Society of Hypertension (ASH) approved Hypertension fellowship, Home Dialysis fellowship and Hemodialysis fellowship.

Training will take place within the Division of Nephrology at the Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa. Ample exposure to AKI cases and other critical care nephrology issues is ensured as the Division provides critical care nephrology expertise and manages acute RRT (including IHD, SLED and CRRT) for a tertiary care hospital serving a population of over 1.4 million. The Ottawa Hospital includes a 20-bed inpatient nephrology ward, 32 bed mixed medical-surgical ICU and 10 bed CCU at the Ottawa General Hospital (OGH) campus; an additional 28 bed mixed medical-surgical ICU and 12-bed Neurological ICU (NICU) at the Ottawa Civic Hospital (OCH) campus (the regional trauma centre for Eastern Ontario); the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), a quaternary referral centre with a 20 bed CCU and 20-bed cardiac surgery ICU (CSICU). IHD is provided in all critical care areas. SLED is provided in both ICUs with CRRT provided at the UOHI in CCU, CSICU and occasionally intra-operatively.

Aim of the Program
The program will foster advanced clinical knowledge and scholarship in the field of critical care nephrology.

Specifically, the trainee will achieve the following competences:

  1. Ability to independently assess critically ill patients’ need for RRT, write the initial prescription (for IHD, SLED and CRRT, as indicated), and adjust based on clinical and laboratory parameters.
  2. Ability to independently monitor for, identify, investigate and treat complications related to RRT (including IHD, SLED and CRRT).
  3. Ability to independently provide expert longitudinal medical follow-up for patients following an episode of AKI (including ongoing inpatient hemodialysis (outside of the critical care setting), outpatient hemodialysis and in the clinic setting.
  4. Knowledge of the responsibilities of a medical director for Critical Care Nephrology including the ability to perform ongoing quality assurance monitoring related to the provision of RRT in the ICU setting; effective collaboration with other physicians responsible for the care of critically ill patients (including intensivists, cardiologists and anaesthetists) and allied health personnel and hospital administration staff involved in the multi-disciplinary care of critically ill patients.
  5. Become a medical expert in vascular access for critically ill patients with acute kidney injury or end-stage kidney disease, including choice of appropriate access, monitoring and management of access-related complications.
  6. Gain an acceptable level of understanding of modern hemodialysis/SLED and CRRT machines including the ability to troubleshoot the most common equipment issues.

Training
The Critical Care Nephrology Fellowship is to be undertaken for a period of 12 months, structured as follows:

  1. Two to three months of an inpatient rotation focussed on providing care of patients presenting to the emergency room (ER) or admitted to ICU, CCU, internal medicine Acute Monitoring Area (AMA) (and various other services) at the OGH campus.
  2. Two to three months of an inpatient rotation focussed on providing care of patients admitted to ICU, NICU and internal medicine AMA at the OCH campus and the CCU and CSICU of the UOHI.
  3. Two months of ICU rotations at the OGH and/or OCH campus(es).
  4. Three months dedicated to the inception and completion of a research project related to critical care nephrology. This may involve clinical or basic science research or quality assurance/improvement.
  5. One month dedicated to gaining technical knowledge related to the provision of RRT. This would involve 2 weeks spent with the hemodialysis/SLED technical team where the fellow would perfect their knowledge of water treatment, quality assurance of water quality and hemodialysis/SLED machine maintenance. An additional 2 weeks would be spent with the technical team and nursing staff involved in providing CRRT at the UOHI CCU and CSICU in order to gain expertise in technical issues related to the provision of CRRT.
  6. One-month elective rotation at another centre (requires approval of program director).
  7. Longitudinal bi-weekly, half-day specialized Acute Kidney Injury Follow-up Clinic to achieve expertise in the outpatient medical management of patients after they have recovered from AKI.

Benefits
The program is expected to raise the level of clinical knowledge in the field of AKI and critical care nephrology. Upon graduation, the fellow will be a clinical expert in the medical management of patients with AKI and other aspects of critical care nephrology. In addition, the fellow will have established the necessary knowledge and skills for conducting ongoing research relevant to the field of critical care nephrology.

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Nephrology – General Nephrology Fellowship

What We Offer You
This fellowship position gives opportunities to gain expertise in different aspects of nephrology including Home Dialysis Therapies, Renal Transplantation, Intensive Care Nephrology, Fluid-electrolyte issues and Acute and Chronic Renal Replacement Therapies.

The fellows are expected to rotate through different areas of nephrology throughout their fellowship training to enrich their knowledge and advance their clinical skills.

Clinical fellows are expected to participate in a research project or develop an educational project under the guidance of one or more staff members.

The Division of Nephrology at the University of Ottawa in one of the biggest programs in the province. We are one of the largest Home Dialysis and Renal Transplant programs in the country.

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Nephrology – Glomerulonephritis Clinical Fellowship

What we offer you

Our five-year program includes one year of core Internal Medicine and subspecialties, as well as rotations in Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Neuroradiology and Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation.

Approximately 2 ½ of the 3 ½ core Neurology years are clinical, including Neurology CTU, an inpatient consultation service, various subspecialty clinics, and the Pediatric Neurology service. Residents also attend their own monthly General Neurology Clinic longitudinally throughout the last three and a half years of the program.

The Neurological Sciences rotations include neuropathology, EMG, EEG and neuroscience research blocks. Six months of elective/selective time are also available, allowing residents to cater their education experiences according to their career goals. In the PGY 4 year, residents act as PBL tutors for the neuroscience undergraduate block.

As well, our Postgraduate Program takes pride in its dynamic didactic program, arranged in the form of academic half-days, case rounds and journal clubs.
Tuesday afternoons are protected time for residents to attend their academic half-day, where a rich 2-year interactive curriculum covering clinical neurology, neuroscience and core CanMeds competencies is presented by the University of Ottawa teaching staff and invited speakers from across Canada-

Over the summer months, the half-days are run by residents and focus on basic sciences and neuroanatomy.

On Wednesday morning case rounds, a patient from the ward is examined and the selected condition is discussed.

Friday morning grand rounds are comprised of one hour of neuroradiology case discussions, followed by a roster of highly academic presentations by local and invited speakers (neurology, neurosurgery, neuropathology, basic sciences, pediatric neurology).

Monthly clinical epidemiology journal clubs teach residents to critique the neurological literature, and less formal monthly subspecialty dinner journal clubs allow residents to keep abreast of current developments in neurology. Bi-weekly stroke journal club review latest publications and trials in vascular neurology.

Our residents are frequently evaluated: bi-annual Royal College-style written exam and OSCEs (including standardized patients), annual RITE exams and a monthly Preston session, where a senior resident undergoes a long-case exam, allowing assessment of examination techniques (STACER) and diagnostic formulation. Resident progress is closely monitored and the passing rate at fellowship exams for the past 20 years has been 100%.

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Nephrology – Home Dialysis

What We Offer You

The University of Ottawa Home Dialysis Fellowship has been designed to meet the criteria of all its stakeholders. Most important among these is the prospective fellow, the Nephrology Partners of Ottawa (funding source).

The Home Dialysis program at The Ottawa Hospital is one of largest in the country and is comprised of patients on both home peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis. The Ottawa Hospital is one of the few centres in the world with an embedded PD catheter program.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in one of our home dialysis research projects and present this at an international meeting.

At the end of your fellowship, you should be competent to lead a home dialysis program and receive a Fellowship completion certification from the University of Ottawa.

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Nephrology – Renal Hypertension

What We Offer You

The University of Ottawa Hypertension Fellowship has been designed to meet the criteria of all its stakeholders. Most important among these is the prospective fellow, The Nephrology Partners of Ottawa (funding source). Two streams are available – depending on the trainee’s interest and future goals.

Core Clinical Hypertension Experience (6 months minimum)

  1. 6 months of Hypertension clinic
  2. 24 ABPM review
  3. Weekly meeting with a supervisor to review reading list
  4. Presentation of key topics at Monthly Hypertension Rounds

Clinical Stream (6 months). The remaining four months may include a combination of:

  1. additional months of hypertension follow-up clinic
  2. additional months of Consult service (up to 4 months)
  3. elective months
  4. research project

Research Stream (6 months)
Six months dedicated to previously identified research project (project and supervisor must be identified prior to initiation of the fellowship).

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Nephrology – Renal Transplantation

What We Offer You

The University of Ottawa Solid Organ Transplant (Kidney Transplant) is a one-year program designed to give you advanced training in the medical management of Kidney transplantation. The program is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as an Area of Focused Competence Program in Solid Organ Transplantation

You will gain experience in a large and diverse program working with faculty with expertise in medical education, clinical research, basic science research, renal pathology and tissue typing. You will have an opportunity to work with world-class researchers as you participate in research and scholarly activity while developing clinical expertise in the care and management of kidney transplant patients.

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Neurology – Electroencephalography (EEG) Fellowship

What We Offer You

The goal of this program is to provide advanced training in electroencephalography. This is meant to lead to the successful challenge of the Canadian Society for Clinical Neurophysiology (CSCN) EEG examination within the fellowship’s calendar year. The graduate should be able to read and interpret electroencephalograms independently. This performance should be at the very highest of levels. The graduate will be expected to recognize normal and abnormal patterns, as well as normal variants, epileptiform variants, seizures, and more subtly dissect rhythmic and periodic patterns in critically ill patients.

Video electroencephalography training will also be provided to the trainee but the graduate will not be expected to be proficient in this modality of EEG upon completion of the program.

We offer a flexible EEG reading schedule for physician trainees who have clinical practices running during their fellowship training period. Our dedicated staff will provide a rich learning environment and enable the graduate to successfully challenge the CSCN national EEG examination. Didactic sessions will also be offered in anticipation of the examination to review the basic science and technological aspects of electroencephalography.

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Neurology – Headache Fellowship

What We Offer You

This fellowship will offer trainees extensive exposure to headache patients with both primary and secondary headache disorders. Management of chronic headache disorders will be gained through combining medical, psychological and nursing support in a coordinated multidisciplinary program.

Interventional techniques will include training in Botox injections as well as nerve blocks.

Depending on the interest of the trainee, ample time will be set aside for one or more research projects with the intent of presenting at scientific headache meetings as well as publishing.

This training will prepare the candidate for either a clinical or academic career in Headache Medicine.

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Neurology – Movement Disorders

What We Offer You

The main objective of this fellowship is to provide a fellow with the skills to care for individuals with both newly diagnosed and later stages of Parkinson’s as well as other movement disorders. A formal evaluation will take place every three months during the year using the standard assessment form for residents within the division of Neurology. As a fellow, they will be seeing patients in the Parkinson and Movement Disorders clinic four days a week. It is during this time they will learn how to assess and treat individuals with movement disorders.

Trainees will learn all the nuisances of Parkinson’s both the main motor features, non-motor features as well as the management of these problems. They will learn the various rating scales used in the clinic and those used in clinical research. Fellows will perform botulinum toxin injections and also be involved in our clinical research trial program where we are testing the newest medications to treat Parkinson’s disease. They will also have the opportunity to work with Dr. Mestre and Dr. Schlossmacher, who also focus on managing movement disorders patients to obtain a different perspective on the care of these individuals.

One day a week will be for a clinical research project. Fellows will attend bi-monthly meetings of the Parkinson Research Consortium, our division’s weekly grand rounds, divisional clinical rounds and have the opportunity to attend the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences and one international neurology meeting to broaden their knowledge base.

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Neurology – Multiple Sclerosis

What We Offer You

This fellowship offers the training to improve basic knowledge of the disease course and mechanisms in Multiple Sclerosis. Trainees will learn to properly diagnose Multiple Sclerosis and differentiate it from mimicking disorders, along with gaining expertise in the management of patients with Multiple Sclerosis.

Fellows will begin to understand clinical trial design and results from studies of Multiple Sclerosis treatments while gaining expertise in running clinical trials. They themselves will successfully design and conduct a basic science or clinical research project in MS.

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Neurology – Neuromuscular Program

What We Offer You

The University of Ottawa Neuromuscular Fellowship is a 1-2 year program emphasizing clinical bedside and clinical research experience studying neuromuscular disorders (NMDs). The primary NMD fellowship site is based at the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, in Ottawa, Canada. The Ottawa Hospital strives to provide compassionate and evidence-based care, with an emphasis on tertiary-level and specialty care for patients in Eastern Ontario. The NMD Fellow may also attend NMD clinics at the General Campus, as well as the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (neuromuscular or neurogenetics clinics).

The TOH NMD Fellow will be exposed to outpatient, inpatient and emergency management of neuromuscular disorders. NMD teaching will take place through didactic sessions scheduled throughout the year, neuromuscular clinics, journal clubs, clinical and bench research, extensive electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction study (NCS) clinics, and inpatient/emergency consultations.

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Neurology – Ottawa Stroke Program

What We Offer You

The Ottawa Stroke Program offers a 1-year clinical and research fellowship. The overall objective of this program is to provide you with experience in the management of all aspects of neurovascular disease, be it in the emergency department, the stroke prevention clinic, or the Neurological Acute Care Unit (NACU).

A core component of your fellowship is participation in the assessment and management of patients presenting with acute neurovascular diseases, including the enrollment of those patients in randomized controlled trials. Pending availability, the Ottawa Stroke Program will also offer training experiences in neurosonography and neurocritical care.

Fellows will gain expertise in the assessment and management of patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke and acute intracerebral hemorrhage. They will gain expertise in the design and conduct of randomized controlled trials in neurovascular medicine (acute treatment and prevention), with a focus on the assessment of patients for clinical trial enrolment.

Trainees will be able to participate in research activities related to the management of acute ischemic stroke and acute intracerebral hemorrhage, including but not limited to, the acquisition and interpretation of data, the writing of abstracts and papers, and the presentation of results at local, national, and international meetings. In addition, they will gain expertise in the performance and interpretation of carotid ultrasound and transcranial Doppler. Finally, Fellows will gain expertise in the management of critically ill neurological patients, specifically those with neurovascular diseases.

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Nuclear Medicine Fellowship Program

What We Offer You

The Nuclear Medicine Fellowship Program is designed to provide a well-rounded training environment, encompassing general nuclear medicine, PET/CT, nuclear cardiology and radionuclide therapy with I-131 sodium iodine and Radium 223.

The Division of Nuclear Medicine at The Ottawa Hospital provides secondary and tertiary service to Ottawa and the surrounding regions. The service performs approximately 30,000 diagnostic and therapeutic studies per year, across 2 practice sites including more than 2,000 FDG PET-CT scans. The service has state-of-the-art PET-CT (GE Discovery 64 slice CT), SPECT/CT (3), SPECT (5) and bone densitometry systems (2). We read studies at the affiliated Ottawa Heart Institute on dedicated cardiac equipment including a dedicated solid-state SPECT camera (1), SPECT/CT cameras, and 2 PET-CT scanners.

Learning opportunities for fellows include weekly Interesting Case Rounds, quarterly Journal Club, quarterly research rounds, monthly city-wide Nuclear Medicine Grand Rounds and weekly didactic lectures on clinical nuclear medicine, physics and radiopharmaceuticals, offered to both nuclear medicine residents and fellows. Our fellowship is offered in parallel with the 2-year training pathway that leads to dual certification in Nuclear Medicine.

The fellows are expected to rotate in the clinic under close supervision, with graded responsibilities as their expertise and knowledgebase develops. They are also expected to present at interdisciplinary rounds under the guidance of a staff member. Fellows are required to present annually at the City Wide Nuclear Medicine Grand Rounds and at the Divisional Journal Club.

Depending on the interest and time availability, it is expected that fellows will engage in at least one research project per annum.

What is Requested of Applicants?

Required Documents for Application:

  • Personal statement
  • CV, copies of medical and specialty degrees
  • proof of financial sponsorship/funding
  • three letters of recommendation

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Palliative Care – Palliative Medicine Program

What We Offer You

The goal is to provide graduates the competencies to practice as a palliative care physician.

The curriculum addresses the management of physical symptoms and psychosocial, spiritual, and ethical dimensions of care for persons with advanced life-threatening illness.

Trainees participate in research and educational activities with faculty and complete a scholarly project. The curriculum of the Palliative Medicine Fellowship mirrors that of the Palliative Medicine Residency Program in Enhanced Skills Family Practice. However, the Fellowship exists to allow access to training for candidates that do not have FRCPSC or CCFP designation.

Fellows will experience a broad range of exposure to patients with malignant and non-malignant illness. Experience is gained from one of the largest palliative care units and consultation services in Canada with an internationally recognized faculty. Primary teaching sites include The Ottawa Hospital and Bruyère Continuing Care. The program excels in interprofessional collaboration and integration of palliative care with medical, oncologic, surgical, and primary care services across the Ottawa region.

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Palliative Care – Focused Palliative Medicine Program

What We Offer You

The goal is to provide graduates with enhanced palliative care skills within their current medical specialty.

The curriculum addresses the management of physical symptoms and psychosocial, spiritual, and ethical dimensions of care for persons with advanced life-threatening illness.

The curriculum is highly flexible to suit the needs of the individual trainee and the context of their current medical specialty. Typically, trainees participate in research and educational activities with faculty and complete a scholarly project.

Fellows will experience a broad range of exposure to patients with malignant and non-malignant illness. Experience is gained from one of the largest palliative care units and consultation services in Canada with an internationally recognized faculty. Primary teaching sites include The Ottawa Hospital and Bruyère Continuing Care. The program excels in interprofessional collaboration and integration of palliative care with medical, oncologic, surgical, and primary care services across the Ottawa region.

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Respirology – CANVent Fellowship

What We Offer You

The qualified Neuro-Respiratory Fellow will be a highly motivated learner and clinician. The fellowship will be undertaken at the Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre and the Ottawa Hospital, under the direct guidance and supervision of Dr. Douglas McKim, Medical Director (co-chair of the first Canadian Guidelines on Home Mechanical Ventilation).

Fellows are involved in the assessment and care of patients enrolled in the Respiratory Rehabilitation Program as well as patients with neuromuscular diseases (NMD), both in the outpatient clinics and within the hospital.

With one-on-one supervision, fellows will learn to investigate and recognize signs of inadequate cough capacity, aspiration risk, and ventilatory insufficiency.

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Respirology – Interventional Pulmonology

What We Offer You

As a fellow in one of the largest centres in North America for the management of pleural effusion and ascites, you will have the opportunity to have exceptional training in endobronchial ultrasound, interventional bronchoscopy and the insertion and management of indwelling catheters for palliative purposes.

You will be required to appraise/critique scholarly research in diagnostic and interventional techniques and to stay abreast of current techniques. You will be equipped to understand procedural indications, contraindications, and risks to patients and be able to manage complications and employ infection control.

Our fellows are enabled to be compassionate, professional, effective communicators, collaborators, health advocates and to efficiently manage patients, procedures and resources.

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Respirology – Sleep

What We Offer You

Our program offers multidisciplinary exposure to all of the aspects of sleep medicine and Circadian rhythm disorders with special focus on laboratory aspects. All fellows attend general sleep clinics, as well as clinics in psychiatry, neurology and pediatric sleep medicine. Fellows attend general sleep clinics at the university hospital as well as independent health facilities in urban and rural settings.

In the laboratory, fellows will learn the technical aspects of data acquisition, data scoring, and study interpretation for nocturnal baseline and therapeutic polysomnograms as well as MSLT/MWT testing, portable monitoring and actigraphy. Teaching is based on AASM criteria as well as CPSO Ontario standards.

Candidates are examined internally during and at the end of the program and are encouraged to write the European Sleep medicine examinations. Many of our fellows focus on clinical training. However, if the candidate wishes to pursue a research pathway, there are opportunities for collaboration with the Centre for Practice-Changing Research.

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Application process

  1. Apply to Program

    Canadian trainees can apply directly to a Fellowship program by selecting one of our programs listed above.

    Are you an International trainee Please apply by following the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine Fellowship Application process.

  2. Letter of Offer

    The program informs the chosen candidate in writing providing details such as CPSO & CMPA registration, fees, immunizations, VSC, housing, academic schedule and expectations.

    Once you receive your letter of offer, follow the next steps to formally register.

  3. Letter of Eligibility (Letter of Appointment)

    Program Checklist

  4. CPSO (College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario)

    Trainees must apply for Postgraduate Education Certification of Registration from CPSO immediately. International trainees must complete source verification of their medical degree with the Physician Registry of Canada.

  5. CMPA (Canadian Medical Protective Association)

    Trainee to start application process for CMPA coverage. Once CPSO license is issued trainee can complete application for CMPA coverage.

  6. Immunization

    Trainee must complete immunization form.

  7. Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC)

    Trainee must complete VSC police check.

  8. Work Permit/Visa (International trainees)

    Applications should be started immediately after receiving letters of eligibility and employment. Once work permit is received, a copy needs to be sent to CPSO and PGME office.

  9. Confirmation of training date by Program

    Program to request Fellow Privileges and Hospital Network Access.

  10. Starting Fellowship

    Trainee must check in with PGME office at the Faculty of Medicine to confirm:

    • Health Insurance (international trainee)
    • CPSO license
    • CMPA coverage
    • Completion of immunizations
    • VSC police check
  11. Starting Fellowship

    Trainee must attend Medical Education office at Hospital to acquire ID badge.

  12. Program Orientation

    Program provides hospital network access, email account and any additional orientation material.

  13. PEAP

    (International trainees only)

    Trainees must successfully complete the Pre-Entry Assessment Program (PEAP). The duration of PEAP may vary from 8-12 weeks. * Depending on the Program the PEAP period may not count as time towards Fellowship training.