The uOttawa Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program is accredited by the Royal College. Technologically, we are very competitive with a total of six MRI units in our teaching hospitals, including 3-Tesla units at the Civic and General Campuses. There are also eight multidetector CT units, including a 320 detector scanner. Both the Civic and General Campus boast brand new nuclear medicine departments and the reporting areas at these hospitals are recently renovated, with call frequency and workload similar to that seen in other Canadian programs.
Our radiologists are motivated to teach and conduct research, yet strive on maintaining a friendly, collegial and relaxed atmosphere within the residency program. Our program maintains the flexibility required to meet the demands of individual residents. We promote and facilitate regional, national, and international electives, including rural electives, which, though not obligatory, are available and encouraged.
Our conventional radiology text libraries are up-to-date, with new titles added regularly. Online texts are available for residents directly from our PACS workstations, and the program subscribes to several online resources including Stat-Dx and Radprimer.
Living in Ottawa is also a thrill. The nation's capital city is large enough to provide big city services, but not too big to be overwhelming. Housing and cost of living are more affordable than in larger or similar sized cities and walking, biking or running to work is entirely feasible. Nature trails and parks abound, rivers and lakes are plentiful, and skiing is only fifteen minutes away. What a great place to spend a residency because studying is not all there is to it. You also have to live through it! For more information and great photos, please visit The City of Ottawa’s website