The first year of training includes 7 blocks of clinical emergency medicine and 1 block of research. Other core rotations for the first year include the following: orthopedics, plastic surgery, anaesthesia, radiology/ultrasound and 1 elective block.
In the second year, there are 6 core blocks of emergency medicine and 1 block of research. Completion of the remaining core rotations includes the following: toxicology, trauma, adult emergency medicine, EMS and administration. There is time for a further elective slot in the senior year. At the end of the two years, trainees are expected to produce at least one completed research project during their program to be presented at a scientific meeting and are encouraged to have one peer-reviewed journal publication by the end of their training.
The third year, if chosen, consists of research or education scholarship, trauma fellowship or a Master’s program as approved by the program director. Ongoing emergency department clinical work and teaching would continue to be part of the responsibilities in the third year.
There are weekly protected academic education days which include pediatric emergency medicine Grand Rounds, journal scanning club, fellow seminar series and simulation training. At least twice a year, trainees are expected to participate in the teaching of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support course. Other activities include undergraduate and postgraduate-level bedside and simulation teaching.
Remuneration and benefits applicable for this position will be stipulated by the guidelines and agreements already in place between the Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO), the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) and the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).
Stipends are in accordance with the resident's level of seniority and correspond to the schedule paid throughout Ontario, as do benefits. Support for attendance at educational meetings, start-up research and other requirements are available.