Curriculum

PGY1 Year
RotationDurationLocation

Wards 

12 weeks 

CHEO 

Community Consulting Pediatrics 

4 weeks 

Ottawa area (including exposure to normal newborns) 

Anesthesia 

2 weeks 

CHEO 

Orthopedics 

2 weeks 

CHEO 

Surgery 

4 weeks 

CHEO 

Emergency 

4 weeks 

CHEO 

Neonatal / Perinatal Medicine 

8 weeks 

TOH-General Campus (including exposure to high risk obstetrics and normal newborns) 

Child Development 

4 weeks 

CHEO 

Selective/Elective/Research 

8 weeks 

CHEO /Canada/International

PGY2 Year

Rotation

Duration

Location

NICU  

4 weeks  

CHEO  

Perinates 

4 weeks 

TOH-General Campus 

Ward Senior 

4 weeks 

CHEO 

Night Float 

2 x 2 week blocks 

CHEO 

Emergency 

4 weeks 

CHEO 

PICU 

8 weeks 

CHEO 

Community Consulting Pediatrics 

4 weeks 

Rural 

Adolescent 

4 weeks 

CHEO 

Selectives

8 weeks 

CHEO 

Elective (8 weeks of the elective may be taken in 3 core years) 

4 weeks 

CHEO /Canada/International

Mandatory Subspecialties: 2 must be taken in PGY2 year and 2 in PGY3 year 

 

 

Cardiology 

4 weeks 

CHEO 

Hematology/Oncology 

4 weeks 

CHEO 

Infectious Diseases 

4 weeks 

CHEO 

Neurology 

4 weeks 

CHEO 

PGY3 Year

PGY3 Year

The subspecialty electives listed below may be taken in the second or third year for the balance of rotations as noted above.

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Consulting Rural Pediatrics
  • Diabetes Camp
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genetics
  • Iqaluit (Baffin Island)
  • Metabolics
  • Nephrology
  • Palliative Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Research
  • Respirology
  • Rheumatology
  • SPOT/IV
  • Surgery

 

 

Rotation

Duration

Location / Notes

NICU or Perinates or PICU 

4 weeks 

CHEO/TOH-General Campus 

Rural Consulting Pediatrics 

4 weeks 

Rural 

Emergency 

4 weeks 

CHEO 

Ward Senior 

8-12 weeks 

CHEO 

Child Protection and Research 

4 weeks 

CHEO 

Remote Pediatrics (Iqaluit) 

4 weeks 

Iqaluit, Baffin Island 

Selectives 

12-16 weeks 

CHEO 

Elective (8 weeks of the elective may be taken in 3 core years) 

4 weeks 

CHEO /Canada/International

Mandatory Subspecialties: 2 not taken in PGY2 year 

 

 

Cardiology 

4 weeks 

CHEO 

Hematology/Oncology 

4 weeks 

CHEO 

Infectious Diseases 

4 weeks 

CHEO 

Neurology 

4 weeks 

CHEO 

Night Float 

2 x 2 week blocks 

CHEO 

 

PGY4 Year

This year may be taken as the first year in a pediatric subspecialty training program. Those currently offered at the University of Ottawa and leading to Royal College pediatric subspecialty certification include cardiology, critical care, development, emergency medicine, endocrinology, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases, neonatal-perinatal medicine, nephrology and neurology.

Opportunities are also available for a broader PGY4 year designed for those anticipating general consulting pediatric practice. There is a good deal of flexibility in the selection of rotations for residents doing a general fourth year. Residents are assigned to a continuity clinic, under the supervision of one of the faculty members in general pediatric medicine. There is a greater focus on teaching skills for these residents as well.

Rounds and Teaching

Weekday

Time

Rounds/Teaching

Mondays

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Professor Rounds/Mock Codes/Global Health Rounds/SAGE Rounds/Advocacy Rounds

Tuesdays

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Subspecialty Rounds and M&M Rounds

Wednesdays

  8:30 – 9:30 am

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Thursdays

  1:30 – 4:30 pm

Residents’ Academic Half-Day

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