Our program provides 2 years of training in endocrinology and metabolism to a resident who has completed 3 years of general medicine training. On successful completion, the physician shall have the necessary skills to function effectively as a consultant in Endocrinology and Metabolism through integration of all of the CanMEDS Roles to provide optimal, ethical and patient-centered care. This program introduces the trainee to the discipline of Endocrinology and Metabolism. The first year of training is primarily clinical (minimum of 12 months).Â Training in clinical and/or laboratory research (up to a maximum of 12 months) is provided throughout the fellowship program and may be the primary focus of the second year depending on the career goals of the trainee. The overall goal of the program is to produce a competent specialist in Endocrinology and Metabolism who:
Clinics are the central part of the clinical experience during the two year fellowship. Residents will be assigned to 4 to 5 half-day clinics per week in their first year and 3 to 4 half-day clinics per week in their second year. This total includes longitudinal clinic and the rotation clinics. The frequency of clinics attended in the second year will be based on personal educational/career goals and needs and will be determined along with the Program Director.
A number of clinical and educational activities have been designed to develop the necessary skills to maintain a consultative practice in Endocrinology and Metabolism. These include, but are not limited to:
Endocrinology and Metabolism Grand Rounds: Held every Tuesday at noon. These are city-wide rounds often with guest speakers. Division members and Fellows also present at these rounds.
Case Discussion Rounds: Informal case rounds are held every Thursday at noon.Â These rounds provide an excellent environment where interesting cases seen during the week are discussed by trainees and staff physicians.
Academic Â½ Day: Every Thursday afternoon is protected for residents to attend their Academic Â½ Day. A rich and interactive 2 year curriculum is provided, with sessions led by an attending endocrinologist, covering all aspects of clinical endocrinology, basic sciences, and core CanMeds competencies.
Journal Club: An Endocrinology Journal Club is held on Thursdays on a monthly basis for the Division. Â A journal club specific to endocrinology trainees is held once monthly after Academic Â½ Day sessions, where landmark papers are reviewed.
Other: The opportunity exists to attend many other learning sessions offered through the University, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism.
As in most Endocrinology programs, the clinical workload is greatest in clinic and while on the endocrinology consult service at either of the two inpatient campuses.Â In clinic, trainees may expect to see approximately 2 new patients and 6 to 8 follow-up patients.
The consultation service varies in workload, but averages between 8 to 15 consults per week.Â Residents respond to calls from the consultation service from 8 am to 5 pm.
All call is home-call.Â Residents rarely have to come in during a night shift. With weekend call, residents are expected to round on patients on the weekend, and do consultations as requested by admitting services.Â All consults are reviewed by the attending staff.Â Â Endocrinology residents may cover both campuses when on call at night or on the weekend.
The Ottawa Hospital â€“ Riverside Campus. This is the primary site for the Program where the majority of clinics occur.
The Ottawa Hospital â€“ Civic Campus: In-Patient Endocrinology Service
The Ottawa Hospital â€“ General Campus: In-Patient Endocrinology Service
Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Eastern Ontario: Pediatric Rotation