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“Coffee Hour” with the NOSM Pediatric Residents

Date: Monday, December 6th, 2021

Time: 7:00-8:00PM EST

Brief outline of session: NOSM Pediatrics is hosting an informal virtual “Coffee Hour” to give medical students the opportunity to ask questions to the NOSM Pediatric Residents (without the Program Director or Chief Residents present). Students can come and go as they please.

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Presentation from November 29th, 2021 Session: PowerPoint Presentation 

Brief outline of session:  This presentation is focused on providing medical students interested in pediatrics an overview of the NOSM Pediatric program.  There will be a didactic introduction about the program, which will be delivered by the Program Director and chief resident(s).  Participants will then have the opportunity ask any questions.

Questions about the program for the residents?

If you have a question about the program that you would like one of our current residents to answer, please do not hesitate to email pedschiefresident@nosm.ca !

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Program Overview

Length of training: four (4) years

The NOSM Pediatrics residency program improves upon the traditional tertiary center based training model by providing residents with extensive training opportunities in northern urban centers under the supervision of general pediatric consultants. In addition to world­-class subspecialty and acute care rotations at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), the northern rotations provide the learner with extensive opportunities to develop the skills necessary to fulfill all of the CanMEDS roles. By honing their clinical and problem-­solving abilities in a preceptor supervised environment, distant from extensive subspecialty support, residents have the opportunity to develop into confident, practical, skilled clinicians. A full exposure to tertiary subspecialty and acute care rotations is maintained throughout the residency.

Although the philosophy of training in this program has been developed from the practice of general consultant pediatricians, upon completion of the program, residents will be well positioned to pursue subspecialty training if they choose or embark upon a career in general consulting pediatrics.

Residents are required to provide their own vehicle.    It is strongly recommended that residents have a laptop computer.

Distance learning in the northern centers is enabled by state-­of­-the-­art telemedicine facilities. Resources and opportunities for additional learning, including electives and conferences, will also be made available.

For residents beginning in July 2021, the Competence By Design (CBD) curriculum will be officially launched. The 4 stages of CBD are mapped over 4 years, after which residents can choose to apply to a subspecialty. The program has been piloting CBD for over three years now, and has gained much experience in the new design.


Learn More About Our Program

What type of learning experience can you expect as a NOSM Pediatrics resident? The NOSM Pediatrics Residency Program Video provides a great overview of our program! Hear directly from our program director, faculty, and residents who have gone through the program. The video outlines the many unique training aspects and strengths, and also provides answers to some of the frequently asked questions about our program.


Program Highlights

The following represent the highlights of our program:

  • A unique and challenging hands-­on learning experience
  • Unparalleled preceptor support from physicians committed to practicing in Northern Ontario. Early integration as a key member of an integrated health care team dedicated to professionalism, high quality patient care and excellent medical education
  • Commitment to resident learning
  • Commitment to the NOSM social accountability mandate with hands on teaching in social advocacy
  • Self-­directed, learner-­centered training to meet your career goals
  • Financial support for resident travel to and from core clinical placements away from the home base and all mandatory educational activities at non home base locations
  • Housing support for core rotations away from primary residence
  • Opportunity to participate in research under expert guidance
  • Funding available for research, professional development and conferences
  • Access to advanced technology and informatics in residency training
  • 24/7 access to electronic search engines, electronic indexes as well as an extensive collection of electronic medical/health journals and textbooks
  • Exceptional lifestyle balance with a wide variety of outstanding Northern Ontario recreational opportunities