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University of Toronto - Obstetrics and Gynecology - NOSM University

2024 R-1 Main Residency Match - first iteration
CMG Stream for CMG

Last approved on January 08, 2024

Summary of changes

Approximate Quota:

 2 

Accreditation status : Accredited

Provincial Criteria


Dr. Richard Pittini
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 
University of Toronto 
123 Edward St, Suite 1200
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1E2
(416) 978-8350
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
PGME at U of T
NOSM

Program Contacts

Dr. Brienne Bodkin
Regional Site Director, NOSM
brsnow@nosm.ca

Dr. Amber Dudar
Regional Site Director, NOSM
brsnow@nosm.ca

Dr Richard Pittini
Residency Program Director

Dr. Andrea Page
Associate Program Director

Jill Tomac
Residency Program Officer

Farhana Hossain
Residency Program Coordinator
pg.obgyn@utoronto.ca
416-978-8352


Important Information

Please be aware that most, if not all, hospitals and Universities in Ontario have mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies in place that require, in the absence of a valid medical or human rights exemption, proof of vaccination. Acceptable vaccination must be in accordance with Health Canada. You will be required to provide documentation of COVID-19 vaccination to the appropriate institution if matched. Failure to comply and provide the appropriate documentation may result in the termination of the contract. These guidelines could change at any time in accordance with future direction from the Ministry of Health or the Universities based on information from Public Health.  

 

The University of Toronto has deferred the use of the CaRMS Self-Identification Questionnaire (CSIQ) responses at this time. PGME is seeking to learn from the experience of other schools in the 2023 & 2024 CaRMS matches.

For the 2024 R-1 Match - If you assign the CSIQ to any University of Toronto program the programs will NOT be able to view the content of your CSIQ response. There are programs which provide applicants other opportunities to self-identify as a member of an equity seeking group. Please see individual program descriptions for details.

Applicants are not disadvantaged by applying to both the UofT and NOSM/UofT Residency programs.

The NOSM/UofT Obstetrics and Gynaecology Program is committed to providing our residents with the best possible training experiences to ensure their development into outstanding physicians who will contribute to our society and the medical community as leaders, advocates, scholars and educators. The inaugural class of this new and innovative collaborative program began training in July 2023.  The Residency Program is embedded within two departments that actively seek to promote Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We seek to develop a community of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists that reflect the wide diversity of our communities and demonstrate commitment and capability to serve remote, rural, or Northern populations.

We strive to provide equal opportunities to all candidates who would like to become excellent Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. We welcome applications from people of all communities, including but not limited to racialized persons, persons of colour, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S persons, and others who may contribute to diverse ideas and perspectives. Our admissions process includes providing training in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as well as unconscious bias for all members of the admissions committee. Our admissions process will recognize and value a wide range of accomplishments and experiences, while using the same metrics for all applicants at both the file review and interview stages.


General Instructions

Program application language: English

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Supporting Documentation / Information

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
Required
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)
• Canadian Citizenship Card (both sides of card)

Legal Status

Proof of valid current citizenship or permanent resident status must be provided by submitting one of the following verifications to CaRMS by the File Review Opening deadline. Failure to provide valid proof will result in your application being removed. No other forms of verification are acceptable:

  1. Notarized/certified photocopy of Birth Certificate/Act of Birth issued by an authority in Canada accompanied by photo ID (must be Canadian government-issued photo ID).
  2. Failure to provide proof of citizenship will result in the removal of your application. No other forms of verification are acceptable.
  3. Documents must be notarized/certified photocopies. Notarized/certified copies must be dated and not older than two years from the date of application submission deadline; otherwise, a new notarized/certified copy is required.
  4. Confirmation of permanent residence must be accompanied by a photo ID (must be a Canadian government-issued photo ID).
Examinations
Required
Casper
Language of examination:      English
  • Score
  • Your Casper assessment result is sent directly to CaRMS from Acuity Insights. Please ensure that you give Acuity Insights permission to share your results with CaRMS.

    Applicants who take the test in the first iteration of the current match are not eligible to rewrite the test in second iteration. The Casper assessment is only valid for one admissions cycle. If you have taken the assessment in previous years, you are expected to re-take it.

    To register for the Casper assessment visit www.takeCASPer.com.

    Reference documents
    Required
    Number requested: 2
    1. Reference letters should comply with CaRMS applicant information under Match Tips/Letters of Reference, as follows:
      • A confidentiality statement indicating that the applicant has not seen and will not receive a copy of the letter.
      • The date the letter was written.
      • The time and duration of your contact with the applicant
      • Assessment of the applicant's:
        1. Cognitive skills and knowledge
        2. Problem solving and patient management skills
        3. Behaviour and attitudinal skills
        4. Communication skills and working relationships
        5. Motivation
        6. Sense of responsibility
        7. Procedural/technical skills specific to the discipline
        8. Special qualities and unique contributions
        9. Suitability for training and practice in remote, rural or northern communities
      • If a referee is unable to comment on a specific component of an applicant's performance in any of the above categories, referee should indicate that referee did not observe/does not have knowledge of that specific component in the reference letter.
    2. TWO or THREE letters of reference (MAXIMUM) are required. Do not submit more than THREE letters.
    3. If possible one or more letters from a faculty member in Obstetrics and Gynecology who has observed you in a clinical setting is helpful but not required.
    4. We welcome ONE letter of reference from a medical professional, university professor, employer or community leader that highlights work you may have done outside of the clinical environment. This may include work that highlights your involvement in advocacy, leadership, research, education and/or teaching, and demonstrates key aspects of the CanMEDS roles such as collaboration, communication and professionalism, particularly in a remote, rural or northern community
    5. Letters from Residents or Fellows are not accepted.
    Additional documents
    Required
    Photo 
    [Note: Photograph is used as memory aid only]

    Candidate photographs will only be used during the interview stage and will not be released prior (i.e. in selecting residents for or during file review).

    Medical School Transcript 

    Your medical school transcript can be submitted through one of the methods below:

    1. Obtain your medical transcript from your school and upload it directly to your CaRMS Online account. Follow your school’s policy regarding accessing or requesting your transcript; or
    2. Ask your medical school to upload your medical transcript through their CaRMS Undergraduate Portal account.
    International (IMGs) and United States (USMGs) medical graduates can transfer their transcript from their physiciansapply.ca account.

    Medical Student Performance Record 

    For current year Canadian medical graduates (CMGs), there is no action required from you. Your medical school will automatically submit your MSPR to CaRMS on your behalf for you to assign.

    Personal Letter 
    Word count
    Minimum : None
    Maximum : 1000

    Describe why you are interested in a career in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and aspects of the NOSM/UofT ObGyn Residency Program that are of interest. Your personal letter is an opportunity to speak to your professional motivations and ambitions; your leadership experience and aspirations as well as your interpersonal and communication skills.

    Include any personal qualities that make you an ideal candidate for training and practice in remote, rural or northern settings, challenges you foresee if accepted into this program, and how you anticipate overcoming these challenges.

    Please feel welcome to share any circumstances or lived experiences that will contribute to the diversity of experience and thought in our program and profession, including but not limited to your identity as a Black, Indigenous or racialized student, or a member of the LGBTQ2S and differently-abled communities. We also welcome you to share your experience as an ally to others in your journey.

    For candidates voluntarily self-identifying as Black Canadians or Americans, or a member of an Indigenous community, if you would like your application to be reviewed by a faculty member who self-identifies as a member of one of these communities, please indicate this in the first line of your letter. Note that although we do not currently have any self-identified Indigenous faculty members, we have several Black faculty members participating in our process. 

    Maximum word count: 1000 (no minimum)

     

     

    Documentation of prior postgraduate training 

    If applicable, for anyone who has prior postgraduate training.

    Detailed outline of medical practice experience 

    If applicable, for anyone who has had an independent medical practice/license.

    Optional - will be reviewed
    Custom Résumé / CV 

    Your CV should highlight your accomplishments. Please ensure that references to presented/published work, if any, are included, ideally with a hyperlink to the work in question.


    Review Process

    Applications submitted after file review has opened on December 2, 2023


    Supporting documents (excluding letters of reference) that arrive after file review has opened  on  December 2, 2023


    Letters of reference that arrive after the unmasking date on December 2, 2023


    Only COMPLETED applications released through CaRMS and adhering to their application deadline will be reviewed. Selected candidates will be offered interviews by January 5, 2024.


    Interviews

    Dates:

    • January 18, 2024
    • January 19, 2024
    Interviews will be conducted virtually.

     

     

    Program will notify all applicants through CaRMS Online and will send email invitations directly to applicants selected for an interview.
    Details regarding the interview process:

    1. The interview team has been developed according to our department’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion; these principles will be adhered to during the interview process in order to create a fair and equitable interview process.
    2. Applicants will have four interviews by four different teams that include senior residents and faculty members representing both NOSM and U of T.  These will be virtual interviews.
    3. Applicants are encouraged to attend a CaRMS InfoNight specific to the NOSM/U of T (details below) and participate in the GatherTown Social Event with residents, which will be held virtually during the interview period. There will be opportunities during these sessions to ask questions about the program.

    Selection Criteria

    Resident selection is based on a combination of outcomes in the following areas: (1) the results of the CASPer Exam, (2) the applicant file review, and (3) the interviews.

    1) CASPer Exam

    All applicants must complete a CASPer(tm) (Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics) test to submit with their application through CaRMS. CASPer is an online test which assesses for non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics. To see an example of the test structure and schedule a test, please visit http://www.takeCASPer.com. Please direct any inquiries on the test to support@takecasper.com.

    Test dates for 1st Iteration: A limited number of test dates and times will be available, so do not delay in registering.

    2) File Review

    Each component of the candidate’s online CaRMS application is reviewed and scored by members of the program’s Resident Selection Subcommittee. Members include both faculty and senior residents. Reviewers use a standard form for scoring. Applicants with the highest file review scores are invited to interview.

    3) Interviews

    The interview format will be provided to candidates offered an interview, in advance of their interview date. Interviews will be conducted by a team of faculty, senior residents and/or allied health. Candidates should anticipate that they will meet with more than one team.

    A standard set of questions and standardized scoring is used for interviews. Each question is linked to interview components as listed in the Interview Process section below.

    NOTE: The program will accommodate re-scheduling due to technology failure or unforeseen circumstances; however, rescheduled interviews must occur within the two days designated for our interview process (see interview section for further details). Accommodations due to unforeseen issues on the second day of interviews will be considered on a case-by-case basis but are subject to availability of our interviewers and must be rescheduled before our rank order meeting the following week.

    Applicant Ranking

    • CASPer Exam results will be used as part of the screening process.
    • Applicants are ranked based on a cumulative score of File Review Score and Interview Score.  
    • Applicants are placed on a ranking list according to their combined scores.
    • The Resident Selection Subcommittee reserves the right to adjust the final rankings by consensus to address issues of program priority and diversity.

    Program goals

    The NOSM/ U of T Obstetrics & Gynaecology residency program seeks to train highly skilled Obstetricians and Gynaecologists who are representative of the diversity in our population and are committed to serving remote, rural and/or northern populations.

    Our graduates will be:

    • Exemplary in all CanMEDs roles
    • Excellent clinicians and surgeons
    • Competent to practice in community and/or academic settings
    • Prepared to pursue careers that include both clinical practice and leading roles in research, QIPS, education, advocacy, and / or administration.
    • Skilled at working with a diverse & multicultural population
    • Balanced practitioners who value both personal wellness and professional fulfillment
    • Capable and committed to serving a rural, remote, or northern population

    Selection process goals

    The NOSM / University of Toronto Obstetrics & Gynaecology residency program seeks to bring together a group of residents who will enrich and inspire our community, within and outside of medicine. We value the life experiences of all applicants and are interested to hear how your experience of culture, race, social and economic background, gender and/or sexual expression may have informed your understanding of the medical profession and your personal goals as a future Obstetrician & Gynaecologist.

    We value proven interest and ability in many different arenas, including but not limited to leadership, advocacy and scholarly work. 

    Our selection process emphasizes the following traits:

    • Compassion
    • Communication skills
    • Collegiality and teamwork
    • Professional behaviours and attitudes
    • Self-reflective abilities
    • Respect for the wellbeing of colleagues, family and self
    • Potential for academic success. 
    • Adaptability and Resilience
    • Suitability for remote, rural and/or northern training and practice

    File review process

    Review team composition : Senior residents and faculty members from U of T, as well as faculty members from NOSM, will review each file in its entirety.

    Average number of applications received by our program in the last five years : 0 - 50
    Not applicable

    Average percentage of applicants offered interviews : 0 - 25 %
    Not applicable

    Evaluation criteria :
    File component Criteria
    CV Academic success, scholarly activity and research projects, leadership roles, advocacy projects, work experiences, clinical work experience (if any)
    Electives We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted candidates’ opportunities to arrange and complete electives outside of your own medical school and would like to reassure you that a lack of elective activity at other institutions, including ours, will not negatively impact your application to our program.
    Examinations Academic success
    Extra-curricular Evidence of sustained leadership, advocacy and service-oriented interests, ability to work in teams, collaboration
    Leadership skills Abilities and interests in leading teams
    MSPRs Academic success, communication and collaboration skills, professionalism
    Personal letters Interest and insight into the specialty, resilience, communication skills, reflection on lived experiences
    Reference documents Academic success, surgical potential, scholarly activity, collaboration skills, professionalism, communication abilities, compassion, insight, suitability for training in remote, rural and/or northern locations
    Research/Publications Interest in scholarly activity; evidence of sustained scholarly work is not required but will be considered
    Transcripts Potential for academic success

    Elective criteria

    There are no requirements for electives to have been completed at the University of Toronto or NOSM, however we do expect candidates to have completed at least one elective in Obstetrics & Gynaecology as well as one elective in a remote, rural or northern location.
    We do not require applicants to have done onsite electives.

    Interview process

    Interview format :



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

    Interview evaluation criteria :
    Interview components Criteria
    Collaboration skills Ability to work in team settings
    Collegiality Allyship, interest in helping colleagues and working for the communal good
    Communication skills Outstanding ability to communicate complex concepts
    Health advocacy Insight into when and how to advocate for patients and populations; specifically in remote, rural and/or northern locations
    Interest in the discipline Demonstrated insight into the rewards and challenges of the specialty; knowledge of and suitability for competence-based education
    Interest in the program Interest in training in a large, multi-site program in a large urban centre
    Leadership skills Ability to motivate a team, problem solve, people skills
    Professionalism Dedication, responsibility, commitment, collegiality, insight, ethical decision making, and commitment to principles of equity, diversity and inclusion
    Scholarly activities Interest in scholarly work, ability to identify and articulate a scholarly problem
    Other interview component(s) Ability to foresee and plan to overcome challenges in this training program

    Information gathered outside of CaRMS application

    Specifically, we may consider:







    Ranking process

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


    Program Highlights

    The Departments of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at NOSM and the University of Toronto are committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (EDI). We seek to use the principles of EDI to inform our work in our key focus areas of: Research, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS), Global Health and Community Advocacy. Our education programs at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels are strongly integrated with all of these initiatives. Our residents are leaders and key participants in the academic life of our department as we pursue this work.

    Our program provides comprehensive training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology leading to Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons certification. Strengths of our program include:

    • An innovative and successful curriculum. Our RCPSC Competence-by-Design (CBD) Curriculum will welcome our 6th cohort at U of T in July 2024. Our faculty have developed expertise and experience in the delivery of this new curriculum.
    • Core rotations in OBGYN and subspecialty rotations incorporate a diversity of experience integral to community-based practice.
    • Half of the five-year training in Thunder Bay, Sudbury and other sites affiliated with NOSM U, with preceptor support from physicians committed to practicing in Northern Ontario.
    • Half of the five-year training in Toronto, a large tertiary care centre with a diverse patient population and extensive range of clinical situations and practice settings.
    • A diverse patient population and multiple training sites, providing a range of clinical situations and practice settings. Exposure to the culture and social fabric of Francophone and Indigenous communities.
    • Financial support for resident travel to and from core clinical placements away from Thunder Bay, and accommodation.
    • Integration with the RCPSC Surgical Foundations Program including a dedicated Surgical Skills Prep Camp, focus on Quality Improvement, a year-long seminar series, and preparation for the RCPSC Surgical Foundations exam in PGY2.
    • A Surgical Skills curriculum designed for the acquisition of basic and advanced technical skills in obstetrics and gynaecology using bench models, trainers and simulation.
    • A weekly Academic-Half Day (AHD) curriculum that includes reviews of essential topics led by both faculty and residents
    • Clinical Epidemiology sessions.
    • A supportive and nurturing learning environment that includes a robust Resident Wellness program embedded in all aspects of the residency program.
    • A Longitudinal Ambulatory Rotation (LAR) in the first year of residency that allows for clinical continuity and mentorship.
    • A focus on scholarly activity including mentorship, peer feedback through regular research proposal sessions, and opportunities to conduct projects with a variety of faculty exploring novel and ground-breaking topics in basic or clinical research, QIPS, Education or Advocacy.
    • A well-established QIPS program which welcomes resident involvement.
    • The Clinician Investigator Program (CIP), a fully funded two-year program (resident must apply and be accepted) leading to a Master’s degree or a PhD, which is normally undertaken between PGY3 and PGY5. There are also opportunities to fund residents who wish to pursue a master’s or PhD outside of the CIP program.
    • Many opportunities for residents to initiate and lead advocacy projects.
    • A strong Global Health program, with opportunities to pursue Global Health courses and Global Health opportunities.
    • Numerous opportunities to develop skills in medical education, with opportunities to take teaching courses, teach undergraduate medical students and conduct research.


    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.

    Competency By Design (CBD)

    In 2019, the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology launched a Competency by Design (CBD) curriculum, under the direction and guidance of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. More information about this curriculum is available here: Competence by Design (CBD). CBD aims to enhance patient care by aligning medical education and lifelong learning with evolving patient needs and empowering learners to more fully engage in their education process. The residency programs is broken down into four training stages, and each stage requires the successful achievement of Entrusted Professional Activities (EPA’s) based upon required competencies.

    All programs implementing CBD continue to undergo the same rigorous accreditation processes and continue to lead to Royal College approved certification. Certification for trainees will include the completion of a Royal College examination.

    For more information, contact cbd@royalcollege.ca.

    Stages of Training

    The four stages of Obstetrics & Gynaecology are (with number of blocks*):

    • Transition to Discipline (3 blocks)
    • Foundations of Discipline (23 blocks)
    • Core of Discipline (30 blocks)
    • Transition to Practice. (9 blocks)

    *Legend: For the following section, please note that each block is (4)-four weeks in length. For reasons of legibility, we have included site abbreviations; the full name of each hospital as well as a link are provided in the Training Sites section below.


    PGY1 & PGY2

    During PGY1, residents will complete Transition-to-Discipline (TTD) and the first ten blocks of Foundations-of-Discipline (FOD). The remaining FOD rotations will be completed in PGY2.

    Rotations include the following (site codes are explained in the Training Site section):

    Transition to Discipline (TTD)

    • Transition to Residency (1 block) (various downtown sites in Toronto)
    • Obstetrics and Gynaecology at a major teaching hospital site (1 block) (in Toronto at MSH, SHSC or SMH)
    • Obstetrics and Gynaecology at NOSM (1 block) (Thunder Bay)

    Foundations of Discipline (FOD)

    • Emergency Medicine (1 block) (Thunder Bay)
    • General Surgery (1 block) (Thunder Bay)
    • Gynaecologic Oncology (1 block) (Toronto)
    • Intensive Care Unit (Medical Surgical) (1 block) (Thunder Bay)
    • Internal Medicine (1 block) (Thunder Bay)
    • Obstetrics and Gynaecology at a community hospital site (1 block) (Thunder Bay)
    • Ultrasound (1 block) (Thunder Bay)
    • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (2 weeks) (Toronto)
    • Ultrasound (2 weeks) (Toronto)
    • Longitudinal Ambulatory Rotation (LAR) (2 half-days per month from Sept to June) (Thunder Bay)
      • During LAR, the PGY1 trainee will work in an obstetrics and/or gynaecology ambulatory clinic two or more half-days per month from September to June, directly with a faculty member who acts as a preceptor and mentor. Although PGY1s benefit from a wide experience in many specialties during their first year of training, the LAR helps to ensure residents remain connected with their core interest and their colleagues.

    During PGY2, residents will continue to complete the bulk of the FOD stage of their training in Toronto, on the Core Obstetrics and Gynaecology services, as well as planning a scholarly project.  The high volume and acuity available in Toronto teaching hospitals provides excellent preparation for the remainder of training and practice. 

     

    PGY3, PGY4 & PGY5

    Core of Discipline (COD)

    The COD stage begins in PGY3 and continues until the Royal College (RC) written exam in the fall of PGY5. Training during this stage focusses on subspecialty disciplines and advanced training in core Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

    The order of rotations will vary. All residents have exposure to community practice throughout the program. Our residents will pursue a course of training that includes:

    • General Obstetrics and Gynaecology (at major teaching hospitals, community-hospital sites, and endoscopy centres) (4 blocks) (Thunder Bay)
    • Ambulatory Medicine (1 block) (Thunder Bay)
    • Chief Residency period, focused upon leadership and administration in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (6 blocks total; some may occur in TTP) (Thunder Bay and Toronto)
    • Gynaecologic Oncology (4 blocks) (Toronto - SHSC, UHN-PMH or THP-CV)
    • Gynaecologic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (2 blocks) (Toronto - MSH or Thunder Bay)
    • Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology (1 block) (Toronto - HSC)
    • Maternal-Fetal Medicine (3-4 blocks) (Toronto - MSH, SHSC)
    • Urogynaecology (3-4 blocks) (Sudbury or Toronto)
    • Focused time to work on a Scholarly Project (3 blocks) (Thunder Bay)

    Transition to Practice (TTP)

    TTP is the final stage of training in the residency program and will commence after the RC written exams in the fall of PGY5. This time will be spent consolidating skills in anticipation of independent practice or fellowship, culminating in the Royal College oral exams in the spring. This stage will take place in Thunder Bay, although opportunities for some rotations in Toronto if desired.

    The remaining 10 blocks are set aside for residents to personalize their residency training during the COD and TTP stages, including up to (3)-three rotations outside of Ontario (includes global health electives). The program offers a number of pre-defined experiences in areas such as Lower Genital Tract Diseases; however, residents can opt to create their own rotation objectives with an approved faculty supervisor. For the most part, these rotations will take place in Thunder Bay, although there will be an option to do some rotations in Toronto depending upon individual goals.

    Scholarly Project Requirement

    During residency training, each resident completes a scholarly project in clinical or education research, Quality Improvement (QI) or basic science, under the guidance of a faculty supervisor. Residents are supported through every stage of the process to ensure they gain training and experience in research methodology, ethics, proposal writing, literature review, data work, writing a manuscript and presentation at the Department’s Annual Research Day. Satisfactory completion of residency training at the University of Toronto requires completion of a scholarly project. NOSM/UofT residents outside of Toronto at the time of the annual research day will have travel expenses fully covered by NOSM in order to participate. 

    The program encourages residents to attend and present their findings at conferences and meetings through an educational fund set up for each resident. Residents who come to the program with previous research training and/or experience will benefit from the University of Toronto’s extensive network of faculty and staff, as well as leadership and mentorship opportunities.

    Residents who would like more focused time to complete scholarly work can choose to pause their clinical training and apply to the Clinician-Investigator Program or other post-graduate programs as approved by the Program Director. 


    Training Sites

    UofT/NOSM OBGYN Residency Clinical Sites

    The University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology provides all levels of care to the local community, and tertiary and quaternary care to the Province of Ontario. Together, all core teaching-hospital sites within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) have over 35,000 deliveries a year and a large number/variety of gynaecologic operative cases. Our residents are privileged to have the opportunity to learn and work in many different hospitals. This great strength of our program allows the residents to develop strong relationships with many faculty members, meet patients from across Toronto, representing all the cultural diversity of this city, and to experience many different styles of practice.

    Residency clinical teaching sites are as follows:

    All residents can expect to rotate through several of these hospital sites during their training. All sites are accessible by public transportation.


    Additional Information

    1) NOSM/UofT OBGYN Information Session

    The Regional Site Directors will be hosting a virtual information session this fall. The Program Director, faculty, residents and staff involved in the NOSM/UofT program will be available to answer questions and provide information about our Program.

    Date to be announced. For more information contact Ms. Brooke Snow, regional Program Coordinator at brsnow@nosm.ca.

    2) Meeting with the Current Residents

    If you would like to find out more about our residents' experience in the UofT program, we would be happy to put you in touch with a current resident. If you are interested, please contact pg.obgyn@utoronto.ca.


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