Residency Program Overview

Highlights

  • Ottawa has specialized hospitals: a psychiatric hospital, a pediatric hospital and a bilingual teaching hospital.
  • Approximately 250 psychiatrists on faculty in addition to psychologists, social workers, nurses, and researchers.
  • A strong psychotherapy training program
  • Optional research stream
  • Protected time off for research
  • Optional medical education stream

The clinical experience

PGY-1 (Basic Clinical Training)
  • 16 weeks - Psychiatry (4 weeks each of general hospital Inpatient Psychiatry, Emergency Psychiatry, Addictions and Underserviced Psychiatry)
  • 16 weeks - Medicine (4 weeks each of CTU Internal Medicine, Neurology, Geriatrics, and Endocrinology)
  • 4 weeks - Neuroradiology / Developmental Disorders
  • 4 weeks - Family Medicine
  • 8 weeks - Emergency Medicine (4 weeks each of Adult and Pediatrics)
  • 4 weeks - Palliative Care

PGY-2 to PGY-3 (Junior Residency)
  • 1 year of  Adult General Hospital Psychiatry with 6-month rotations in Inpatients (PGY-2) and Outpatients (PGY-3)
  • 6 months of Child & Adolescent
  • 6 months of Geriatric Psychiatry

PGY-4 to PGY-5 (Senior Residency)
  • 3 months of consultation liaison psychiatry
  • 2 to 3 months of shared/ collaborative care
  • 6 months of severe & persistent mental illness (SPMI)
  • 12 months of electives and selectives
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