Training Programs

Undergraduate Training Opportunities

Faculty members in the Division of Pediatric Medicine are actively involved in the education of medical students at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine. Teaching activities are provided through all years of medical school training and include lectures, clinical skills development, case-based learning (CBL), tutoring and clinical supervision during the pediatric clerkship.

The division provides opportunities for elective experiences on the inpatient clinical teaching units at CHEO. All interested students are encouraged to contact the Undergraduate Medical Education office at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine.

Please see the Department of Pediatrics’ electives calendar for more information.

Postgraduate Training Program

Currently, an accredited training program in academic pediatric medicine in Canada does not exist. However, a non-accredited program does. 

Additional Postgraduate Training

The Division of Pediatric Medicine provides a fellowship opportunity for one to two years in General Academic Pediatrics. The trainee is exposed to both inpatient and outpatient general pediatric medicine during this fellowship. The focus of the fellowship is to consolidate skills necessary for a pediatric hospitalist and outpatient pediatric consultant, as well as provide further academic training in education, research, health administration or public health.

The fellow is responsible for the running of a weekly fellow’s longitudinal clinic in the general pediatric consultation pediatrics clinic. They are also responsible for providing monthly journal club presentations for the division as well as completing a scholarly research project with presentation at a national meeting or manuscript submission.

There is the opportunity to pursue a Master’s program through the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine during the fellowship training in medical education, epidemiology, public health, bioethics, or health administration. Candidates interested in this fellowship opportunity should contact:

Dr. Mary Pothos
Division Lead, Pediatric Medical Education
Fellowship Director, Division of Pediatric Medicine

The Division of Pediatric Medicine is actively involved in the Pediatric Residency Training Program at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. All residents are provided with learning opportunities through both the inpatient and outpatient activities provided by the division. The faculty members of the division also contribute to the pediatric academic half-day curriculum as well as provide leadership roles for the pediatric OSCEs, STACERS, PGME and evaluation committees. The divisional faculty members are actively involved in many teaching activities in the program such as telehealth rounds.

The division oversees the curriculum and rotations for the General Pediatric PGY4 residents and provides a pediatric resident longitudinal clinic to the final year (PGY-4) general pediatric residents. This clinic provides the opportunity for the PGY4s to see general pediatric consultations in their own clinic under the supervision/guidance of a general consultant pediatrician.  

The PGY4 longitudinal clinic offers learning on how to manage a general pediatric consultation clinic and work in a team setting with nursing and clerical staff. The clinic also provides excellent exposure on management of common pediatric issues to children of all ages and their families.

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