About NOSM Education Research Communities

NOSM Psychiatry

The NOSM Psychiatry residency program includes core rotations in Psychiatry and subspecialty rotations selected to incorporate a diversity of experience and proficiency in subspecialty areas integral to community-based practice but less commonly emphasized in traditional Psychiatry residency programs.   

All rotations will be completed in distributed Northern sites, including Thunder Bay, North Bay, Sudbury and Sault Ste Marie. Based on the resident’s personal learning plan, the content, sequence of training, and schedule of movement between teaching sites may vary. It is strongly recommended that residents have a laptop computer.  

Rotations are supervised by highly experienced and committed clinical academic faculty and the resident will have an opportunity to be involved in the care and management of patients in a wide variety of clinical areas. 




Family Medicine - 4 weeks 

Psychiatry - 12 weeks 

Emergency Medicine – 4 weeks  

Emergency Psychiatry - 4 weeks 

General Internal Medicine – 8 weeks

Neurology and Neuro Imaging – 8 weeks

Selectives – 8 weeks

Elective - 4 weeks


 PGY-2 to 5 

General Inpatient Psychiatry - 1 year (with six month rotations in outpatient and inpatient services)

Child Psychiatry - 6 months

Chronic Care and Rehabilitation - 6 months

Geriatric and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry - 3 months

Elective rotations - 18 months (including rotations in Geriatric Psychiatry, Chronic Care Psychiatry, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Acute Inpatient and Outpatient Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry and developmental disabilities.



Academic half-day sessions occur weekly throughout the year during protected time from clinical duties. Residents will also have the opportunity to participate in local community educational rounds, presentations, journal clubs and rounds through the Ontario Telemedicine Network when stationed outside their main training site.    



Residents are expected to present a research project. Expert guidance and funding for research will be available through the faculty members. 


Contact Information: 

Dr. Diane Whitney
Acting Program Director

Dominique D. Boyd
Postgraduate Coordinator, Psychiatry Program
Tel: 705.662.7174
Fax: 705.662.7143
Email: dboyd@nosm.ca







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