Nuclear Medicine Postgraduate Program

The Division of Nuclear Medicine provides both fellowships and residency training.

Download information on our fellowship program.

Our residency program is a five-year training program consisting of one year of basic clinical training; three years of core Nuclear Medicine; 6 months of cross-sectional imaging relevant to nuclear medicine; and 6 months of approved residency in subspecialty training in nuclear medicine. The three years of nuclear medicine include rotations in general nuclear medicine; nuclear cardiology; cross-sectional imaging in diagnostic radiology; PET-CT; and pediatric nuclear medicine. The residents will have an opportunity to rotate at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute for the Nuclear Cardiology rotation. Two sites are available in Ottawa for PET-CT rotation (General Campus at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute). Inter-university arrangements have also been made with McGill University at the Montreal General Hospital and Jewish General Hospital, to enhance residents’ exposure to a variety of pathologies. In their senior years residents will do a 3-month rotation in Pediatric Nuclear Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and St. Justine Hospital in Montreal.

The residents are provided protected time to attend academic half days one morning every week. Interesting Case Rounds, Research Rounds, Morbidity & Mortality Rounds, Chief Rounds and Journal Club meetings are held regularly. City-wide Nuclear Medicine Grand Rounds are held monthly where residents, staff physicians, and visiting professors make presentations. Residents are encouraged to participate in a research project during their PGY4 training, and they are invited to present their research topic at the annual Residents’ Research Day. They are also encouraged to apply for the Resident Research Awards offered by the University of Ottawa.

Highlights

The Division of Nuclear Medicine is a very important division within the Department of Medicine. There are two clinical sites which feature state-of-the-art cameras (the General and Civic Campuses):

  • 11 gamma cameras including 3 SPECT-CT
  • 2 BMD scanners
  • 1 state of the art PET-CT for Oncology
  • 1 PET-CT for Cardiac at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Nuclear Medicine has a strong clinical and research PET Program at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. General Nuclear Medicine research is strongly encouraged.

For More information about the residency training program, please contact:

Xuan Pham, MD, FRCPC

Residency Program Director, xpham@toh.on.ca

Bilquis Hyder Ali, Executive Program Administrator, bhyderali@toh.on.ca