Please submit all application materials through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS).


Interview Selection Criteria

A strong academic record both as an undergraduate and during medical school. Candidates should have demonstrated a strong commitment to ophthalmology. Some of the references must be from academic specialists who knew the candidate during his/her elective. Referees should be able to attest to interest and proficiency in the specialty of ophthalmology and provide comments on interpersonal and organizational skills, medical skills, clinical judgment, reliability and manual dexterity. Candidates should have demonstrated interest and experience in research during their undergraduate or medical school training. The candidate must demonstrate maturity, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a broad range of extracurricular activities and leadership qualities.



A full summary of resident benefits provided by the uOttawa Department of Ophthalmology (including salary levels and stipend coverage) as per the Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO).


uOttawa ophthalmology residents also receive the following supplemental benefits:

Basic and Clinical Science Course:

Residents are provided with printed copies of the Basic Clinical and Science Series (BCSC), the core study materials for the OKAP and Royal College examinations.

Conference Days:

Residents receive 7 days paid leave to travel to and present at regional or national conferences. Conferences days do not count against vacation or interview days. In addition, residents are excused of clinical duties to attend the Rosen Day Symposium (Kingston) and Halifax Ethics Course.

Travel/Conference Reimbursement:

Residents may request reimbursement up to $1000 per year to travel to and present at any approved ophthalmology conferences.

Journal Access:

Electronic access to all of the major medical journals is available both on-site and via remote access via the University of Ottawa. Access to the Ottawa Hospital Medical Library is also available 24 hours a day/7 days a week. The library contains journals, multiple ophthalmology references on CD-ROM, and textbooks. At home access to medical journals and article printing is offered to all residents. There is digital technology to record and display clinical and surgical cases.

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