Residents practicing how to place a splint.

The Department of Emergency Medicine offers 2 and 4 week elective programs for Residents. Residents are paired with staff physicians.

Welcome to the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Ottawa Hospital

Our two Emergency Departments are amongst the busiest in Canada and see a broad range of patient populations. This allows for excellent learning opportunities for residents of all training ​​levels and specialty backgrounds. During your elective you will work at both our Civic and General campuses. Our departments function as the regional Trauma, Stroke, Cardiac, Neurosurgical and Cancer center.

We offer 2 and 4 week electives to residents who are interested in additional Emergency Medicine training or who are interested in pursuing an application to our PGY3 CCFP-EM program.

In addition to on shift teaching, elective residents are invited to participate in High Fidelity SIM sessions as well as our weekly Emergency Department Grand Rounds.

We understand the importance of the pre-CaRMS elective for those interested in our CCFP-EM program. For that reason, we do our absolute best to provide any interested PGY2 Family Medicine elective resident with a spot in July, August or September. In addition, while on elective we will ensure you have multiple shifts with the same preceptor to allow you to secure a reference letter.

Please reach out if you have any questions and we look forward to working with you in our department!

 For any questions please contact Jason Gauthier

Andrew Stiell, MD, CCFP
Off-Service Resident Education Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Ottawa

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