Training Programs

Undergraduate Training Opportunities 

Medical students will have the opportunity to rotate through the Division of Pediatric Cardiology for a two-week observation period. Their learning objectives include developing an approach to cardiovascular history, physically recognizing common cardiac symptoms and gaining exposure to common procedures in pediatric cardiology. Students are expected to take part in rounds, clinic and on-site conferences.

Postgraduate Training Program

Subspecialty trainees have a rotational program as outlined in the course description on the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine website for the three-year Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship. The program has been configured to fulfill the requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. There is graduated responsibility for patient care and a well-coordinated balance of time for learning the clinical and technical skills necessary to practice as a pediatric cardiologist.

Conference funding is available for subspecialty residents to attend relevant conferences or present research papers. Residents will be encouraged to participate and/or develop an area of focus so that they may have a specific research interest.

The first two years of the program will be focused on the development of clinical and technical skills. The last year will be directed towards specific research interests and/or the enhancement of special skills such as advanced expertise in interventional cardiac catheterization and cardiac sonography.

Additional Postgraduate Training

Residents are accepted in cardiology for a four-week rotation. Residents are expected to participate in inpatient call and clinical duties (both inpatient and outpatient). They are also welcome to attend Cardiovascular Surgical Conferences and journal clubs. During their rotation, residents will be exposed to many modalities within the cardiology clinic including the catheterization lab, echosonography, electrophysiology and cardiac MRI.

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