The University of Ottawa’s program in pediatric cardiology uses the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) as its primary training site. CHEO is a tertiary hospital with a high acuity of critically ill medical-surgical patients. The hospital has a Pediatric Cardiac Surgery program and is also a trauma centre. In addition, the hospital provides a community-based experience in the Pediatric Cardiology Outpatient Clinic.
Pediatric cardiology residents have the advantage of working closely with a dedicated group of pediatric cardiologists. There are links with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute for adult cardiology rotation. Elective rotations may be taken at outside institutions upon the approval of the program director.