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, 5 part-time academic physiatrists and 3 community-based physiatrists who contribute actively to the training program. With the CBME curriculum, the first 17 months of residency includes 3 introductory PM&R rotations followed by 14 months of off-service rotations. These rotations include:
- 2 blocks of CTU;
- 2 blocks of medicine subspecialties;
- 3 blocks of neurology;
- 2 blocks of orthopedics;
- 2 blocks of sub-speciality surgeries;
- 1 block of Rheumatology;
- 1 block of geriatric medicine; and
- 1 block of selective time which may include Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Pediatrics, Palliative Care, Sports Medicine, or Emergency Medicine.
The remaining time during residency consists of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation inpatient and outpatient services, listed within the "Available Rotations" section.