Program Structure

Subspecialty trainees will have a rotational program as outlined in the course description below. The program has been configured to fulfill the requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The program provides 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 to 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 while 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, echocardiography, cardiac MRI or electrophysiology.

Remuneration and benefits applicable for this position will be stipulated by the guidelines and agreements already in place between the Professional Association of Interns and Residents of Ontario (PARO), the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) and the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).

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