Candidates wishing to apply to another subspecialty program not listed above must submit their application online through uoCampus. Deadline to apply for a residency position beginning in July 2022 was September 30, 2021. Please visit our website between May 1 to September 30, 2022, for a list of programs available for July 2023 and for details on how to apply. Please note that we are not accepting residency applications at this time.
In order to be admissible for a subspecialty position, you must meet the following criteria:
have successfully completed a specialty program in Canada before the beginning of the subspecialty;
be certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) or at a minimum, have completed a residency program in Canada and be admissible to take the Royal College, or CFPC certification exams.
Provincial regulations prevent USA medical graduates from obtaining their own funding (hospital or other organization) to enter a residency program or transfer to another residency program if already registered in a residency program.
Practicing physicians wishing to pursue a new specialty, please refer to the Re-Entry section for options.
Certified physicians may wish to pursue a clinical/research fellowship (6 months to 3 years) to learn a new skill or simply to obtain added competence to enhance their practice.
An employment authorization from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will be required if the candidate does not have Canadian legal status. Because of the need to obtain an employment authorization, the admission process can take up to six months.
Note that clinical/research fellowship appointments do not lead to any type of national certification. Candidates applying to a subspecialty program recognized by the Royal College must apply for a residency position.
Applications must be submitted online through uoCampus. Please note that applications received by mail, email or fax are no longer accepted.
In order to be admissible for a fellowship position, you must meet the following criteria:
have successfully completed a specialty program before the beginning of the fellowship;
be certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or at a minimum, have completed a residency program and be admissible to take the Royal College, CFPC or USA certification exams.
If you meet the above requirements and wish to be considered for a fellowship position in one of the programs listed below, please submit your application via the uoCampus admissions portal.
How to apply
The application process is done entirely online in 2 steps.
You will first be required to create an account, or log into your account if you already have one. Once an account has been created, you will be able to start a new admission application by entering your personal information and selecting the program you are interested in applying to. Note if you want to apply to two programs, you will be required to submit the application twice.
Once you have submitted your admission application, you will receive an email from the University of Ottawa with login instructions to complete your application via uoZone. Please note that it may take a few days after you submit your application to receive the email. Once you have successfully logged in, you must go in the "Applications" section to have access to the uoDoc: Upload Admissions Documents, where you will be able to upload your documents.
Documents required in the application for fellowships are:
three (3) letters of recommendation
Advanced Adult Clinical Cardiology
AFC - Adult Interventional Cardiology
AFC - Adult Cardiac Electrophysiology
AFC - Adult Echocardiography
Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation
Cardiac Imaging (Cardiac CT, Cardiac MR, PET and Nuclear Cardiology)
Adult Endocrinology and Metabolism
Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease
AFC - Solid Organ Transplant
Critical Care Nephrology
Obstructive Lung Disease and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Physicians currently practicing in Canada who wish to change their area of specialty and undergo a new residency for eventual certification may be admissible to apply to the Ontario Ministry of Health & Long Term Care Re-entry Program (MOHLTC). This program is specifically designed for practicing physicians wishing to change specialties and willing to sign a return to service agreement in an under-serviced area with the MOHLTC. Candidates must communicate directly with the Ministry of Health for information. Details are provided on their Central Forms Repository webpage.
Please read through the instructions sheet, complete the application form and Location/Specialty Selection form. Together with all the other required documents, please submit your application to the MOHLTC Health Workforce Policy Branch.
Canadian, U.S. or International medical school graduates who have completed or partially completed a residency program outside Canada may qualify for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Repatriation program. This program is designed to attract medical graduates who have Canadian Citizenship or permanent resident status in Canada to complete their residency program toward Royal College certification. The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care may fund six months to two years of specialty training if the candidate agrees to sign a return to service commitment to an under-serviced area. Please see the Ministry of Health and Long Term care website for more information. Please submit the documents listed below to:
Postgraduate Medical Education
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
2115-451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8M5
In your application, please also include the following:
letter of interest noting the Repatriation program and indicating the discipline for which you wish to be considered
copy of letter from Royal College ruling on your application for assessment of training indicating the number of months (or years) required to qualify for specialty exam
list of three referees (name, university, address, contact information) who will be sending a letter of recommendation/reference