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Education

DYNAMIC, VISIONARY LEADERS

SUPPORTING LEANERS & FACULTY IN THEIR DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH

  • Home of the Medical Council of Canada, Royal College with our faculty holding key leadership roles
  • The Ottawa Hospital is one of the largest teaching hospitals in Canada.
  • Main training site for 160 medical students and over 1000 residents
  • Our Department champions the role of the clinician teacher
  • Ottawa: ‘Canada’s best place to live’ in both 2016 and 2017!

The mission of the Department of Medicine is to provide the best educational experience for trainees through the continuum of their education including undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development. The principles and priorities related to the education mandate in the Department of Medicine are led by the Vice-Chair of Education, who works in close collaboration with our education Directors, overseeing the Medicine Clerkship (years 3 and 4), Postgraduate Education (Internal Medicine program and all other related departmental specialties), and Medical Educational Research. Through involvement in local, national and international educational organizations, Departmental members provide leadership and expertise promoting excellence in education.

Medical Student Testimonial:

The teaching was excellent throughout. I enjoyed the combination of organized PALS and morning report as well as the informal teaching with the team during afternoon rounds. ~ Medical Student 

Resident Testimonial:

‚ÄúThe training opportunity given to residents by the University of Ottawa Internal Medicine program is above par. All of our CTUs are staffed by general internists rather than subspecialists; we are given early responsibility within the program and are now granted earlier access to outpatient care. As we progress in our training, we build on our consultant skills and learn the broad scope of what a career in internal medicine can lead us towards. The environment in Ottawa is friendly and beyond collegial. The program is large enough that you have ample resources and fellow residents to lean on, yet small enough that you get to know the staff well and become a colleague rather than a trainee who gets lost in the shuffle. Most of the residents who train here ultimately choose to pursue fellowships and attending positions in Ottawa. I highly recommend this program ‚Äď if you are considering coming to Ottawa, you will not be disappointed by your choice!‚Ä̬†~ PGY3 Resident

The Department of Medicine’s education portfolio is overseen by

Dr. Barbara Power, Vice Chair Medical Education

[read Dr. Power's biosketch]

For future health care professionals from Canada and around the world, the  Department of Medicine in Ottawa offers nationally and internationally recognized, high-quality accredited programs in a wide range of sub specialties. Guided by an outstanding academic team committed to engaging students, residents and fellows, and a focus on educational research the Department of Medicine offers career and individual guidance as well as a full continuum of education from undergraduate studies through to ongoing professional development. Learning activities for physician in practice are available through the Faculty of Medicine, Office of Continuing Professional Development.

The mission of the Department of Medicine is to provide the best educational experience for trainees through the continuum of their education including undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development. The principles and priorities related to the education mandate in the Department of Medicine are lead by the Vice-Chair of Education, who works in close collaboration with the Education Executive Committee. This committee is comprised of the key leaders overseeing the Medicine Clerkship (years 3 and 4), Postgraduate Education (Internal Medicine program and all other related departmental specialties), Continuing Professional Development and Education and Medical Educational Research. Through involvement in local, national and international educational organizations, Departmental members provide leadership and expertise promoting excellence in education.