The University of Ottawa Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency training program is 5 years. The program is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).
The program consists of 2 PGY-1 positions. There are currently 10 residents in the program. There are 13 full-time academic physiatrists and 3 part-time academic physiatrists who contribute actively to the training program.
Trainees complete a Basic Clinical Year (BCY) in PGY-1, comprised of 13, 4 week blocks. The rotations include 6 blocks of core medicine and medicine subspecialty training, 2 blocks of surgery, 1 block of geriatric medicine, 4 blocks of selective time which may include Physiatry, Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Anesthesia, Pediatrics, Radiology, Emergency Medicine, ICU, Palliative Care.
The PGY-2 to PGY-5 training consists of 3 blocks each in Neurology, Orthopedics and Rheumatology with the rest of the training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation inpatient and outpatient services.