This is a two year PGY4 and PGY5 program leading to RCPSC exams in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. Applicants must have completed 3 years core internal medicine training approved by the RCPSC. Love of working with older adults essential. Excellent interpersonal skills and facility with the assessment and management of complex medical conditions is a definite asset.
Number of letters: 3
(3 minimum to 5 maximum) from faculty, one of which must come from your current Program Director.
(500 word maximum)
Outline your interest in Geriatric Medicine and your initial objectives from your training experience.
Must include a chronology of training and work experience, including start and end dates accurate to the month.
Applications submitted after the file review has opened on August 24, 2011 :
- will not be considered
References and other supporting documents which arrive after the file review has opened on August 24, 2011
- will not be considered
Date(s) of Interview: Monday October 3, 2011
Invitation/ Notification Information: Yes, will contact by email.
Selection is based on review of completed documentation (including reference letters and rotation evaluations) as well as the interview panel’s recommendations.
Highly respected and very successful program that is flexible within the confines of the RCPSC requirements. The Program is geared to allow the resident to meet his or her learning needs to prepare them for practice in Geriatric Medicine in a variety of settings. Relatively large and diverse faculty over multiple sites allow for an excellent experience in many different models of Geriatric care provision. Excellent research track record if resident interested. No mandatory on call for the last time ever in your career.
First year consists of core Geriatric Medicine clinical rotations in a variety of sites. Second year has one core rotation, Geriatric Psychiatry and various selectives and electives. Rotations depend on residents’ learning objectives and needs. Ongoing longitudinal clinic experience where resident follows his or her own patients for the entire two years. Dedicated academic half days for small group learning. Approved research or other major projects assigned half day or rotation for completion.
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, 3560 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6A 2E1
Mount Sinai Hospital
University Health Network
St. Michael’s Hospital
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Various selective and elective sites also available.