Rheumatology Postgraduate Program

The Division of Rheumatology offers a two-year program and applicants must have completed at least three years of training in Internal Medicine in an accredited program recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Our program is based at the Arthritis Centre located at the Riverside Campus of the Ottawa Hospital.

The first year consists of clinical rotations in adult rheumatology both at the Arthritis Centre and with community rheumatologists. Residents are also involved in covering the in-patient consultation service at the Civic and General campuses of the Ottawa Hospital. Residents are involved in teaching of medical students and other trainees. We encourage residents to function as tutors in problem-based learning sessions related to the musculoskeletal system for medical students.

The second year is a flexible one. Residents have the option of doing further rotations in adult rheumatology and/or taking part in a variety of electives are available including MSK radiology, orthopedics, orthotics and laboratory techniques. Residents are strongly encouraged to take part in a clinical or basic research project and have the opportunity to involve themselves in course work in research methods and clinical epidemiology. Residents are required to complete at one month of pediatric rheumatology.

During both years of training, residents are expected to spend half a day per week on a research project.  We have a variety of rounds including a core curriculum series, subspecialty rounds, and journal clubs, inter hospital rounds and combined Rheumatology/MSK radiology rounds.

Contact Us-

Program Director: John Thomson MD, FRCPC

Phone: 613 232-2604

Fax: 613 232-2779

e-mail: thomper1@gmail.com

Coordinator: Susan Duffield

Phone: 613 738-8400 ext 81850

Fax: 613 738-8228

e-mail: sduffield@toh.on.ca