At the University of Ottawa, medical students learn about pediatric medicine throughout their four-year undergraduate medical education program. The primary goal of the pediatric curriculum is to ensure that all students have a foundation of core pediatric knowledge and clinical skills that will allow them to provide proficient, developmentally appropriate and compassionate care for pediatric patients.
Clinical placements in pediatrics occur across several sites in Ottawa including the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), The Ottawa Hospital and the Montfort Hospital.
Students also have the opportunity for clinical placements in the community including office-based pediatric practices as well as other hospitals in the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).
The Pediatric Undergraduate Medical Education Program is based at the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics. The Pediatric Undergraduate Medical Education Committee provides oversight of the curriculum and clinical placements.