University of Ottawa - Obstetrics and Gynecology - Ottawa

2022 R-1 Main Residency Match - first iteration
CMG Stream for CMG

Last approved on October 05, 2021

Approximate Quota:


Accreditation status : Accredited

Provincial Criteria

Dr. Constance Ling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 
The Ottawa Hospital - General Campus  
501 Smyth Road , Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8L6
(613) 737-8566
(613) 715-4750
Dept of ObGyn Residency Training Program (Ottawa)
Postgraduate Medical Education - University of Ottawa

Program Contacts

Dr. Constance Ling
Program Director, Postgraduate Medical Education

Dr. Adam Garber
Associate Program Director, PGME Ob/Gyn

Tracy Mitchell, CMEA
Academic Manager, PGME ObGyn
(613) 737-8566

Important Information

Please be aware the Ministry of Health has mandated all hospital and health care employers establish, implement and ensure compliance with a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.  The Ministry directive can be reviewed here. Residents matched to any Ontario residency program must ensure they are able to comply with the Ministry directive in order to start training July 1, 2022.  

It is important to understand this is an evolving issue. You are required to review Provincial, Hospital, University and Program information to ensure you are in continued compliance with directives. 

All candidates must meet the Ontario Criteria of Eligibility found here

MCCQE (Medical Council of Canada qualifying examination) Part 1 results

Trainees will be required to disclose their MCCQE Part 1 examination results upon entry into any of the University of Ottawa's training programs. The purpose of this disclosure is to allow for resources to be provided to the few residents who would benefit from extra support early in their residency in an effort to maximize their success.

Licensing/Registration:  Must have documents verified through

Failure to meet or provide proof of any of the stated requirements may result in an applicant’s file not being reviewed or removed from the Rank Order List.

General Instructions

Program application language: English

All candidates must meet the Ontario criteria of eligibility.

Please note that invitations for interviews will be sent out via email by February 18th, 2022.



The Obstetrics and Gynecology Program at the University of Ottawa will Host an information night for prospective residents each year.  This year, we are offering two virtual information evenings on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 and Thursday, December 16, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST via Microsoft Teams

Deadline to Register is December 1, 2021

Our Program Directors – Dr. Constance Ling and Dr. Adam Garber, our Montfort Site Supervisor, Dr. Barbara Sproule and Academic Manager – Tracy Mitchell as well as our resident representatives – would like to answer your questions about our Program - discuss the curriculum, showcase program events, learn about new initiatives,  and what makes the ObGyn Residency Training Program at the University of Ottawa unique.

Please follow this LINK to register for one of the virtual evening dates.

REGISTRATION for the U of Ottawa ObGyn Program Information Night



The Residents in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training Program at the University of Ottawa will be hosting a Virtual Q&A information Night for prospective residents on Thursday, January 6th, 2022, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST via Microsoft Teams

Please ensure that you have downloaded the Microsoft Teams APP to your computer device in order to join the meeting event.

Our Residents would like to answer your questions about our Program - discuss the curriculum, showcase program events, learn about new initiatives, and what makes the ObGyn Residency Training Program at the University of Ottawa unique.

Please follow this LINK to register for the Q&A session with the ObGyn Residents at the University of Ottawa

Deadline to Register is December 28, 2021

REGISTRATION for the U of Ottawa ObGyn Resident Virtual Q&A Information Night


Please refer to the following links for more information on applying to the ObGyn Residency Training Program at the University of Ottawa:

Supporting Documentation

Canadian citizenship
CaRMS partners with third-party organizations to verify your citizenship or permanent resident status. If your status is verified by one of these organizations, you will not need to provide citizenship documents in your application. If your citizenship status is not verified, you must provide one of the documents listed below.
Document must be notarized/certified
Submit one of the following documents to verify your Canadian citizenship:
• Canadian Birth Certificate or Act of Birth
• Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
• Confirmation of Permanent Residence in Canada
• Passport page showing Canadian Citizenship
• Canadian Permanent Resident Card (both sides of card)
• Proof of pending Canadian citizenship / pending permanent residency
• Record of Landing, clearly showing the date of landing in Canada

Proof of legal status must be submitted to CaRMS by the File Review opening deadline. (Photocopies acceptable). No other forms of verification are acceptable.

The following must be accompanied by photo ID; e.g. driver's license, health card, or other government-issued photo I.D.

  • Canadian Birth Certificate or Act of Birth
  • Confirmation of Permanent Residence in Canada
  • Proof of pending Canadian citizenship/pending permanent residency
Language proficiency
Submit one of the following documents to verify your language proficiency:
• Letter of language proficiency

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY APPLIES TO CMG's (Canadian Medical Graduates) only if the Medical Degree language of instruction is in FRENCH.

Proof of language proficiency will also be accepted as follows:

Written attestation from the applicant confirming the ability to work in English, both written and spoken.

Important:  It is at the discretion of the program, who may require further proof of a language test or letter from a school official after File Review has begun.

Reference documents
Number requested: 3

Although strong letters of reference from senior residents are certainly welcome, attending physician letters are preferred.  

Additional documents
Personal Letter 
Word count
Minimum : None
Maximum : None

The letter should outline the reasons for choosing this Residency Program, and personal strengths and weaknesses relevant to a career in obstetrics and gynecology. No word limit. 

Custom Résumé / CV 

[Note: Photograph is used as memory aid only]

Photo in JPEG format please

Medical School Transcript 

Order from your Registrar.

Medical Student Performance Record 

(Dean’s letter) Order from the Undergraduate Office.

Review Process

Applications submitted after file review has opened on January 31, 2022

Supporting documents (excluding letters of reference) that arrive after file review has opened  on  January 31, 2022

Letters of reference that arrive after the unmasking date on January 31, 2022

Selected candidates will be offered interviews via email by February 18, 2022

If an email has not been received by February 18, 2022 - an interview has not been granted.  Please do not contact the Program to inquire about whether an interview was granted.



  • March 1, 2022
  • March 2, 2022
Interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. 

Interviews will be held on Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 and Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022.

The Program will only notify applicants selected for Interviews via email by February 18th, 2022.  If you do not receive an email invitation for an interview by this date - an interview has NOT been granted.

Program will notify all applicants through CaRMS Online and will send email invitations directly to applicants selected for an interview.
Members of the Residency Program Committee will review applications in the context of the selection criteria. The academic manager will contact short-listed candidates to arrange interviews via email. Interviews are done by both faculty and resident representatives 15 minutes for each interview.  


Selection Criteria

An above average academic record. Candidates should have a proven interest in our specialty. At least one reference should be from an academic specialist in our specialty. References must be able to attest to commitment and proficiency in the specialty as well as having favourable comments on the candidate's work ethic, team relations and ability to pursue knowledge and self improvement. Excellent communication skills. Maturity, empathy, sensitivity to women's issues. Commitment to "Teamwork", demonstrates engagement/accountabiliy/ownership in individualized training/performance.

Program goals

The residency training program at the University of Ottawa offers not only excellence in training in all fields and subspecialties of obstetrics and gynecology, but also fosters the personal development of each trainee.

Through active and cutting-edge educational approaches, we enhance important knowledge and skills related to our specialty.

We have fully implemented CBD on July 1st, 2019 and have a team of CBD leaders to support resident progression through this exciting model of education.

We also take pride in mentoring and guiding individual residents through their career and provide them with resources that will support them and ensure their personal and academic success.  Residents are expected to demonstrate clinical and academic excellence, exceptional interpersonal skills, research experience, and a sense of responsibility and dedication to the profession.  We will build upon these attributes by upholding the delivery of academic excellence.

Our Program believes in and promotes a positive work/life balance with the implementation of a Wellness Program organized by the Resident Wellness Committee that organizes and encourages extracurricular wellness activities.

In a very collegial atmosphere, by placing significant emphasis on teamwork, our residents are given the tools to master every aspect of the CanMEDs roles and this is reflected in their continued success at the Royal College examinations and in their careers. 

Selection process goals

Successful applicants will have shown a keen interest in obstetrics and gynecology by past electives and/or past research experiences.

Successful applicants will have demonstrated the ability to interact professionally and collaboratively with all health care team members.   Their evaluations will reflect the ability to form a strong therapeutic rapport with their patients. 

Successful applicants will have demonstrated attributes highlighted in the CanMEDS 2015 roles.

Successful applicants will have exhibited exceptional interpersonal and communication skills showing a high level of professionalism attributes.

Applicants will have engaged in initiatives that reflect their leadership skills, enthusiasm and commitment to a career in obstetrics and gynecology. 

Applicants will value a team environment, and will demonstrate a record of compromise, respect and active listening in the context of a team; traits that are critical to thriving in our residency training program.

Applicants possess a commitment to balancing the academic demands of residency training while cultivating outside interests. 

File review process

Review team composition : Our Program’s File Review team is comprised of members of the Residency Program Committee, which includes the Program Director, Academic Manager, Resident Representatives and Faculty Members from all Sub-specialties and Hospital Sites in the Department of ObGyn at the University of Ottawa.

Average number of applications received by our program in the last five years : 51 - 200
Interest in postgraduate training in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology varies each year however our Program generally receives a total of 120 to 130 for CMG applicants and the same for IMG applicants.

Average percentage of applicants offered interviews : 26 - 50 %
Interviews are scheduled on two full days for all CMG applicants. On average the number of interviews granted is 50 applicants.

Interviews for IMG applicants are scheduled on a separate day and on average the number of interviews granted is 10-15 applicants.

Evaluation criteria :
File component Criteria
CV Research, publications, electives, participation in group/team settings, extra curriculars
Electives List of electives must include electives in ObGyn (Location of elective does not factor)
Examinations We do not evaluate this file component.
Extra-curricular Volunteering (medical and non-medical), mentoring, approach to wellness
Leadership skills Participation in an organization, student agency, club or camp
MSPRs Demonstrated Interpersonal skills
Personal letters Interest in discipline, program location, work/life balance, interests, passions, motivation
Reference documents Positive interactions with colleagues and patients, interest in discipline
Research/Publications Area of research interest. Publications optional.
Transcripts Successful completion of all requirements
Other file component(s) If applicable, MCC exam results, IMG Clinical Assessment Program results.

Elective criteria

We are looking for and rewarding applicants who have completed a broad range of electives including in our discipline.
The obstetrics and gynecology residency program at the University of Ottawa does NOT require onsite electives to be offered an interview.

All Obstetrics and Gynecology electives, regardless of the location of training, are given equal consideration.

Interview process

Interview format :

We may accommodate requests to re-schedule interviews for applicants due to weather, technology failure, or unforeseen circumstances.

Interview evaluation criteria :
Interview components Criteria
Collaboration skills Promotion of high-quality patient care through working in a team environment
Collegiality Behavior, attitude, ability to work well with others
Communication skills Ability to speak and write in English
Health advocacy Demonstrates interest in health advocacy and ability to reflect on matters of health advocacy pertinent to Obstetrics and Gynecology
Interest in the discipline Demonstrates interest and ability in the specialty; evidence for compassion
Interest in the program Demonstrates interest in program, setting, and serving women’s health in Canada
Leadership skills Ability to initiate programs, lead organizations/groups, making an impact, teamwork skills
Professionalism Correspondence with staff and chief residents; behavior during interview
Scholarly activities Interest in academic pursuit
Other interview component(s) Interaction with other applicants, residents in Program, Faculty members and staff

Information gathered outside of CaRMS application

We do not consider any information gathered outside of the CaRMS application and local interview processes.

Ranking process

The behavior(s) exhibited below during the interview process may prevent an applicant from being ranked by our program :

Program Highlights

Program highlights

The obstetrics and gynecology residency program offers an excellent clinical and surgical experience in all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology with all subspecialties being represented. There is a significant volume and breadth of clinical cases. In addition to standard rotations, the program boasts a range of clinical highlights including the Foundations Block designed to ease the transition to residency, the Longitudinal Ambulatory Rotation aimed to facilitate transition to practice, and the opportunity to participate in outreach gynecology in Iqaluit through a well-established and high volume program. In addition, there are strong basic science research groups in maternal fetal medicine , reproductive endocrinology, and gynecologic oncology. 

Our Academic Half Day program is a comprehensive program comprised of lectures encompassing the Royal College Objectives of Training for Ob/Gyne and SOGC guidelines, Wellness Topics, Minimally invasive Surgery Simulation, Simulation Labs and Anatomy Labs.  These sessions have been highly evaluated and praised by our residents.

The recently implemented Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Curriculum represents a newer strength of the program providing residents with both academic half-day content and the opportunity to participate in Quality Improvement projects and committees.

Another very strong and recently revised component of our program is Journal Club.  This is structured to occur as part of our Academic Half Day. We have strong Epidemiology Faculty leadership and engagement and we use a Flipped Classroom active learning framework to present papers and to teach and learn about important methodology and critical appraisal skills.  We incorporate several active learning strategies as part of journal club, including debate and learn-pair-share activities. This event is attended by faculty and residents.

Resident research is a strong component of our program with extensive publications arising from collaborative projects led by our residents and supported by nationally and internationally recognized Faculty in our Department. Our program has a dedicated Resident Research Program Director and Resident Research Committee to assist residents in achieving their research goals. In addition to clinical research, residents can choose to join a strong and growing collaborative of educators with a focus in simulation, team training, patient quality and safety, and the learning environment.  We strive to harness the academic strengths and passions of the individual resident by helping them to network within the department so that they are supported by an expert team. At an annual event, informally known as, “research speed-dating", we assemble all of our residents and research mentors in one space and explore common interests in research. An annual Resident Research Day is held off-site for residents and faculty that showcases our residents’ scholarly work. 

Our program also includes an elaborate simulation program for both technical and non-technical skills, dedicated teaching faculty members, and a passionate program director. Simulations supplement clinical and didactic content in most subspecialties. Simulations occur both at the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre and in situ in the hospital setting.

Wellness is a key value in our program and a Resident Wellness Committee (RWC) was established in 2019. The RWC facilitates resident training in strategies to foster, promote and practice lifelong wellness, safety and resilience. The RWC provides a support system for formal and informal counselling. The program holds a wellness retreat, program development retreat , mentorship events, career planning nights , and other wellness activities along with social events throughout the year. Wellness topics are included in the Academic Half Day curriculum. 

Our well established Mentorship program, since 2002, assigns a Faculty member to each resident. The resident and Faculty Mentor meet regularly to discuss any concerns regarding academic progress, personal issues, career aspirations and wellness. The resident and Faculty build a longitudinal relationship throughout residency which often continues after the resident has graduated. Each PGY1 Resident is also assigned a Resident mentor. CBD residents are assigned an Academic Advisor. Mentorship events once-twice per year  for all the mentor-mentee pairings.

We are also proud of the Program's adaptations to maintain the formal curriculum despite the challenges related to the COVID pandemic. All Academic Half days,  Grand Rounds, educational teaching rounds and Resident Research Day are all conducted virtually through Microsoft Teams. Residents' feedback has been very positive towards the learning opportunities preserved by the Virtual platform. 

We have the BEST (and kindest) academic manager/program coordinator in the country. Trainees from the University of Ottawa will emerge from residency as competent consultant generalist Ob/Gyns, ready to practice anywhere they want, or ready to seek subspecialty training in the field of their choice.  


Uniqueness of the Program

-One Month Foundations Rotation for PGY1 trainees in Block 1 including Boot camp, Workshops , Orientations to CBD, Resident Wellness Committee, Surgical Foundations, attendance at Staff Clinics and familiarization of ObGyn Residency at TOH and Montfort; (NO CALL DURING THIS MONTH)

-Surgical Foundation requirements as per RCPSC;-

-Female Urology one block rotation in PGY1;

-Family Planning selective rotation;

-Womens' Health (Menopause) /Minimally Invasive Gynecology /Chronic Pelvic Pain Selective ;

-Colposcopy and Vulvar diseases Selective

-Training in Pediatric Gynecology

-Selective and Elective rotation choices in PGY4-5 tailored to resident needs and career planning;

-Community rotations to heighten exposure to office-based and community-based ObGyn (distributive model of learning); 

-Ambulatory clinical training opportunities starting early in junior residency; 

-Longitudinal Ambulatory Rotation for PGY5 residents to assist with transition to practice

-Opportunity for Chief Resident experience on Baffin Island for one week during residency 

-Opportunity for international global health elective

-High-fidelity and low-fidelity simulation sessions in obstetrics and gynecology including minimally invasive surgery, urogynecology, gyn-oncology, pediatric gynecology;

-Extensively developed and administered oral and written examinations for all residents (2x/year) 

-Web-based evaluation systems - Elentra and One45

-Dedicated Research Program with core understanding of research methods and biostatistics through Epidemiology Sessions, Research Events;

-Education Resource Centre/Methods Centre is available to all residents in the Dept of Ob/Gyn Residency Training Program;

-Protected learning and research time;

-Comprehensive Academic Half Day Program 

-Formal training and evaluation in all of the intrinsic CanMeds roles, with particular strengths in Health Advocacy and Communication; Opportunity to participate in Health Advocacy projects 

-Formal Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Curriculum incorporated into Academic Half Day Curriculum; Opportunity to participate in Quality Improvement projects and committees

-Career development counseling and professional development to assist the resident both clinically and academically for the next part of their career;

-Annual Resident Retreat bringing together all residents where current training rules and regulations are discussed and input for future direction/vision of the Program is sought;

-Established OBGYNE Resident Wellness Committee. Resident wellness is a strong component of our program where several activities (eg. evening group sessions, annual retreat, wellness day, social activities) are organized to highlight and value the hard work, long hours and stressful situations that can be encountered throughout residency training;

-Established Mentorship Program - with Mentorship Events;

-Annual Reception to welcome new trainees and to congratulate graduating trainees;

-Resident travel/conference fund;

-Option to obtain some training experience in the French language at the Montfort Hospital.  All subspecialty rotations are based at The Ottawa Hospital.


Program Curriculum

This residency program is for 5 years.

Program length of training does not exceed the Royal College or College of Family Physicians of Canada standard.


Competence by Design (CBD) is a new system of teaching, learning, and assessment embraced internationally. It is supported nationally by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The 2019-20 academic year was our first year incorporating this exciting model of training. We have an active and dedicated competence committee that has worked hard to prepare our faculty and residents for this. We have found that the breadth of clinical cases along with the range of educational modalities utilized in our program lends itself well to this form of training. We look forward to sharing our fourth year of CBD experiences with you. In the CBD model, all residents move through four stages of training over the course of a 5 year residency program: Transition to Discipline, Foundations of Discipline, Core of Discipline, and Transition to Practice. By 2024, all residents within our program will be trained through CBD. 

Transition to Discipline  

For the first 4-6 months of the PGY-1 year, residents will move through several 4 week rotations that are geared towards transitioning to residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology.   They are mainly on-service Obstetrics and Gynecology rotations. We have implemented a Foundations Rotation in Block 1 where PGY1 trainees are scheduled for the following transition to residency activities - The Ottawa Hospital Orientation, University of Ottawa Orientation, Program Orientation, NRP Certification Course, C-Section (Lab) Course, Fetal Heart Tracing Certification, and Ultrasound Course, specific Ob/Gyn Lectures given by faculty and/or residents, Simulation Labs and Ambulatory Ob/Gyn Clinics.

Surgical Foundations Program is a two year program starting in the first year of residency and runs parallel to Transition to Discipline and Foundations of Discipline. It is a mandatory requirement of our residency program and for Royal College Certification.  Refer to Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) web page for details on Standards of Training Requirement.

Foundations of Discipline

This typically traverses the second half of PGY1 and the whole of PGY2.  The rotations include relevant off-service specialty rotations and program specific rotations in line with Specialty Training Requirements of the RCPSC. Off-service rotations include general surgery, intensive care, emergency medicine, internal medicine, female urology and NICU.  The remaining rotations are largely a combination of core hospital-based Obstetrics and Gynecology rotations to ensure that residents ground themselves in the fundamental skills of the specialty. There are also dedicated blocks for research so that residents can work towards project completion by beginning early in training. Ambulatory experiences are also important in this stage of training and integrated into existing rotations.

 Core of Discipline

This stage of training is slated to run generally from PGY3 through to the first half of PGY5. There is a three-month mandatory rotation in each of the subspecialties including reproductive endocrinology and infertility, maternal fetal medicine, gynecological oncology as well as a 2 month mandatory period in urogynecology. Six to seven blocks are spent as a Chief Resident - usually in the 4th or 5th year of training in gynecology and obstetrics. At this stage of training residents learn to manage more complex cases while also growing as leaders as they learn to manage their respective teams. In addition, many selectives are available to choose from including: women's health, ultrasound, ambulatory and community obstetrics and gynecology, adolescent and pediatric gynecology, research in obstetrics and gynecology, colposcopy, pelvic pain investigations and management, gynecologic pathology, endoscopic surgery and gynecologic endoscopy, and family planning.  Residents are given the opportunity to complete electives to plan their future careers.

Transition to Practice

In the final 6 months, residents move through chief rotations, a longitudinal ambulatory experience, selectives, and electives. The focus shifts towards learning to become independent practitioners. By this point, residents are expected to be actively involved in teaching and mentoring junior trainees and completing the scholarly work that might serve to advance their career. 



Two dedicated 4 week research rotations are given. More rotations can be assigned with individual considerations and requests.

Each resident is required to complete a research project during their residency. The resident is responsible for ensuring that all deadlines are met and all requirements fulfilled (well delineated and described in the Resident Research Program Booklet). They will be mentored by their respective faculty preceptor and the Resident Research Committee. 

There are several components to the research requirement:

-Rapid Research Event - once/year - residents meet faculty members involved in Research

-A faculty preceptor is chosen by the fall of PGY2.

-A written proposal for the research project is developed with the faculty preceptor, and reviewed by the end of PGY2. It must be accepted by the Resident Research Committee, and a work in progress follow-up meeting is organized. 

The research project is carried out during PGY3-4 and progress reports are expected as the project is carried out.

-The project is completed by the end of PGY4 or early PGY5. A final report of the results of the research project is written up in the form of a manuscript, which will be reviewed by the Resident Research Committee. The results of the research project are presented at Postgraduate Research Day in PGY4-5.

 This represents the baseline expectation of the program. Some residents are keen to complete more than one project and we are glad to support this as well. 



 Educational Seminars

Academic half day is a mandatory and protected half day once per week (Wednesday) during the academic year. In addition, there are weekly Grand Rounds and numerous educational rounds on fetal heart tracing, gynecology and gynecologic oncology at all campuses/training sites. Since March 2020, Academic Half day, Grand rounds and all educational rounds have been conducted virtually through Microsoft Teams. 


Training Sites


-The Ottawa Hospital - General Campus

-The Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus

-The Ottawa Hospital - Riverside Campus

-The Ottawa Hospital - Shirley E. Greenberg Women's Health Centre

-The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

-The Montfort Hospital:

L’Hôpital Montfort est un centre universitaire de soins de la santé francophone offrant des soins de qualité dans les deux langues officielles du Canada. Avec ses partenaires, il contribue à améliorer la santé des communautés. Montfort est reconnu pour l’excellence de ses soins personnalisés, de son milieu de travail, de son enseignement et de sa recherche. Ses activités quotidiennes sont guidées par la compassion, l'engagement, l'excellence et le respect. Montfort a adopté un plan stratégique qui s'appuie sur cinq axes afin d'assurer la satisfaction des patients et de la collectivité, ainsi que le perfectionnement professionnel du personnel. 

Il y a plus de 3000 accouchements par année. Le résident fera partie de l’équipe dynamique de 13 obstétriciens-gynécologues. Le résident aura la chance de faire sa résidence dans un milieu universitaire communautaire ainsi qu’un milieu universitaire tertiaire.

Montfort est maintenant reconnu comme le seul hôpital universitaire ontarien où la relève en services de santé peut recevoir une formation en français. Cette compétence unique constitue l'essence du rôle d'institution phare qu'il joue au sein de la collectivité. Leur engagement envers l'éducation inclut, d’autre part, la formation continue en français de nos professionnels de la santé, à qui nous offrons des expériences d’apprentissage riches et motivantes. Ainsi, ils acquièrent et maintiennent les compétences qui leur permettent de prodiguer chaque jour des soins de la plus haute qualité aux patients de notre établissement et de tout l’Ontario francophone.

D’autre part, nous nous sommes engagés au perfectionnement de nos professionnels de la santé, à qui nous offrons des expériences d’apprentissage riches et motivantes. Ainsi, ils conservent et approfondissent les compétences requises pour donner des soins de qualité supérieure aux patients provenant de tout l’Ontario francophone.

En outre, parmi les médecins résidents jumelés à TOH par le CaRMS, nous offrons à ceux possédant de fortes aptitudes en français parlé et écrit la chance de faire la majorité de leurs stages en obstétrique-gynécologie générale à l’Hôpital Montfort. Les candidats sélectionnés peuvent (et doivent) tout de même compléter des stages complémentaires à L’Hôpital d’Ottawa (campus Général, Civic et Riverside) afin de répondre aux exigences du Collège royal des médecins et chirurgiens du Canada. 


Hôpital Montfort is a Francophone academic healthcare institution that provides quality care in Canada’s both official languages and collaborates with partners to improve health in the community. Montfort strives to be recognized for the excellence of its personalized care, workplace, teaching and research. Our daily operations are guided by compassion, commitment, excellence and respect. Our strategic plan based on five pillars aims to ensure the satisfaction of our patients and communities, and the professional development of our staff. 

Hôpital Montfort is the only teaching hospital in Ontario where future healthcare and health service professionals can receive training in French. This unique attribute defines our role as a beacon within our community.

Now, more than ever, education plays a key role in our activities. First of all, we offer practical training internships to students from approximately fifty college and university programs in medicine, nursing, rehabilitation and other diagnostic and treatment disciplines. Secondly, we provide stimulating continuing education in French to our own healthcare professionals. This allows them to maintain and gain the skills required to provide the highest quality care on a daily basis to all of Ontario’s Francophone patients.

Lastly, if medical students are matched to the TOH stream, we offer those with strong French speaking and writing skills the opportunity to complete the majority of their general obstectrics-gynecology rotations at Hôpital Montfort. Selected candidates can (and must) still complete complementary rotations at The Ottawa Hospital (General, Civic and Riverside campuses) in order to meet the requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.



Additional Information

Additional information 

-Interprovincial and international electives can be taken as part of elective time - set up and consideration on an individual basis;

-The ratio of residents to faculty is approximately 1:2.

-A one week rotation in Iqaluit (Baffin Ottawa Program) is available in senior years

-Significant obstetrics and gynecology volume with a wide variety of cases and onsite availability of all sub-specialties;

-Mentorship Program and planned events

-Career Planning during academic half day sessions and evening events

-Anatomy and minimally invasive surgery simulation curriculum;

-Elaborate simulation curriculum in both Technical and Non-technical skills at the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre;

-Resident Retreats twice per year (Spring and Fall);

-Educational Resource Centre providing simulators and various on-line resources;

-Training in Pediatric Gynecology;

-Designated Research Program with extensively published highly known faculty members;

-Research Events with Faculty members

-Longitudinal Ambulatory Rotation for senior residents to transition to practice

-OBGYNE Resident Wellness Committee since 2019  


Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Medical School Transcripts are the only transcripts required to include in your application.

The length of your personal letter can be one or two pages on a Word Document or one page on the CaRMs website.

The program accepts applications submitted in French. However, applicants must have working knowledge of verbal/written English.

Candidates will be contacted if an interview is granted.

Interviews will be assigned by February 18th, 2022 - Via EMAIL.

Interviews will be conducted virtually via Microsoft Teams.

You DO NOT need to have done an elective in Ottawa to be ranked highly or be offered an interview!

You DO NOT need to speak French to thrive in this program

Yes, you are more than welcome to do international electives, but you will organize these on your own and according to your own interests

Appreciation for the process of research is an important part of the residency program, but that does not mean it must be basic science or an elaborate randomized, controlled trial.  There are supported research streams to do a literature review or a retrospective chart review that are less onerous but just as valuable. 

Program Information Nights 2021

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Program at the University of Ottawa will Host an information night for prospective residents each year.  This year, we are offering two virtual information evenings on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 and Thursday, December 16, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST via Microsoft Teams

Deadline to Register – December 1, 2021

Our Program Directors – Dr. Constance Ling and Dr. Adam Garber, our Montfort Site Supervisor, Dr. Barbara Sproule and Academic Manager – Tracy Mitchell as well as our resident representatives – would like to answer your questions about our Program - discuss the curriculum, showcase program events, learn about new initiatives,  and what makes the ObGyn Residency Training Program at the University of Ottawa unique.

Please follow this LINK to register for one of the virtual evening dates.

REGISTRATION for the U of Ottawa ObGyn Program Information Night


Virtual Q&A Information Night with ObGyn Residents

The Residents in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training Program at the University of Ottawa will be hosting a Virtual Q&A information Night for prospective residents on Thursday, January 6th, 2022 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST via Microsoft Teams

Please ensure that you have downloaded the Microsoft Teams APP to your computer device in order to join the meeting event.

Please follow this LINK to register for the Q&A session with the ObGyn Residents at the University of Ottawa - NOTE:  Deadline to Register is December 28th, 2021.

REGISTRATION for the U of Ottawa ObGyn Resident Virtual Q&A Information Night