The pediatrics curriculum is integrated into the systems-based curriculum of the first two years of study at the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine. Each block of the curriculum will have specific pediatric content as a part of the didactic sessions as well as the case-based learning modules. At the end of second year, the integration block has several weeks of pediatric content.
In addition, the students take part in the Physician Skills Development (PSD) course throughout their first two years of study. In second year, all students have sessions on Pediatric Clinical Skills which serve as an introduction to the pediatric history and physical examination with the emphasis being placed on those aspects unique to pediatrics.