About NOSM Education Research Communities

Obstetrics and Gynecology

**Please note that NOSM is not offering an R1 residency position for CaRMS 2013 for start in July 2013.  Please contact the program for further information in this regard.

Program Curriculum Highlights

  • A unique curriculum designed to prepare trainees for a career in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Newborn Care.
  • Residents rotate between two main teaching sites:
    • Clinical learning sites of Northern Ontario
    • University of Ottawa affiliated teaching hospitals
     
  • The Northern component of the program (core rotations) provides an integrated learning experience exposing residents to a range of patients that will challenge them to expand and refine their primary care and subspecialty obstetrics skills.
  • Core subspecialty rotations at the University of Ottawa are specifically designed to present learning opportunities to prepare for community based practice.
  • Residents learn to manage multiple professional responsibilities and patient care services, inpatient ward, outpatient clinics, and consultation to a busy emergency department, and the maintenance of a consultative office practice.
  • Residents also gain competency in offering advice and support by phone to primary care physicians in rural and remote locations across Northern Ontario.

PGY-1

The PGY-1 year is divided in 13 - four week rotations (blocks) in Ottawa or Thunder Bay. Rotations are designed to meet specific training requirements and include:

  • obstetrics and gynecology (3 rotations)
  • maternal fetal medicine, gynecology oncology and neonatology
  • general surgery, medicine, infection diseases, intensive care, emergency, and elective

*If required, supplementary training may take place at Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga

PGY-2 to 5

The last four years of the residency in obstetrics and gynecology are divided as follows:

  • Approximately 18 blocks of core obstetrics and gynecology at The Ottawa Hospital, the Montfort Hospital and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
  • A 3 block mandatory rotation in each of the subspecialties including:
    • reproductive endocrinology and infertility
    • maternal fetal medicine
    • gynecological oncology
    • senior obstetrics
    • senior gynecology
     
  • Six or seven blocks are spent as a Chief Resident - usually as a PGY4 or 5.
  • In addition, there are rotations in maternal fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, women’s health, ultrasound, and ambulatory gynecology
  • Other rotations residents may choose from include:
    • gynecologic urology
    • pelvic reconstruction
    • colposcopy
    • community obstetrics
    • gynecology and research
     

Quick Facts

  • Interprovincial and international electives can be taken as part of elective time - set up on an individual basis
  • Mandatory one week rotation in Iqaluit (Baffin Ottawa Program) in senior year.
  • Significant volume with wide variety of Obstetric cases and onsite availability of all sub-specialties
  • Mentorship Program
  • Anatomy and Surgical Endoscopy Laboratory Sessions
  • Annual Resident Retreat
  • Educational Resource Centre providing simulators and various on-line resources.



 

Level   Northern Program Weeks*   Ottawa Weeks 
PGY1 
  • Core Ob/Gyn (16 weeks)
  • Emergency (4 weeks)
  • Medicine (4 weeks)
  • ICU (8 weeks)
  • Surgery (4 weeks)
  • ID (4 weeks)

TOTAL: 40 WEEKS
 

  • MFM (4 weeks)
  • NICU (4 weeks)
  • Elective (4 weeks)

TOTAL: 12 WEEKS
 

PGY2 
  • Core Ob/Gyn (28 weeks)
  • Ambulatory (4 weeks)

TOTAL: 32 WEEKS
 

  • Core Ob/Gyn (16 weeks)
  • Ultrasound (4 weeks)

TOTAL: 20 WEEKS
 

PGY3
& PGY4
 
  • Core Ob/Gyn (20 weeks)
  • Ambulatory (8 weeks)
  • Senior Ob (8 weeks)
  • Elective (16 weeks)

TOTAL: 52 WEEKS

  • Core Ob/Gyn (4 weeks)
  • Gyne Oncology (12 weeks)
  • MFM (12 weeks)
  • REI (12 weeks)
  • Women’s Health ( 8 weeks)
  • Ultrasound (4 weeks)

TOTAL: 52 WEEKS

PGY5  
  • Electives (16 weeks)

TOTAL: 16 WEEKS
 

  • Chief (24 weeks) TB or Ottawa
  • Pediatric/Adolescent (8 weeks)
  • Urogynecology (4 weeks)

TOTAL: 36 WEEKS
 





































 


 









 

 

* The majority of this time will be in Thunder Bay but there will be opportunities in other Northern communities as the program develops

Contact Information

Dr. Frank Potestio
Regional Director, Postgraduate Obstetrics and Gynecology
 

Cyndy MacKenzie
Coordinator, Postgraduate Specialty Medicine
Phone: (807) 766-7444
Email:  cmackenzie@nosm.ca

 

 



 

 

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