Postgraduate Education

The University of Ottawa Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program provides a very strong broad-based training. Through the two teaching hospitals with which we are affiliated – The Ottawa Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario – we perform large volumes of adult reconstructive orthopaedic surgeries, paediatric orthopaedic surgeries, trauma surgeries, sports medicine and spine surgeries, among others. In addition, we stress the importance of resident research throughout the training program.

The residency program consists of five years of graded training. In the first year (PGY-1) the principal goals are to give the resident orthopaedic experience in both campuses of the teaching hospital (Civic Campus and General Campus) and to provide a broad-based clinical year. There are 13 four-week blocks: six blocks of orthopaedic surgery, one block of internal medicine, one block of emergency medicine, two blocks of general surgery, two blocks of vascular surgery and one block of perioperative medicine. The second year (PGY-2) comprises seven blocks of orthopaedic surgery, two blocks of neurosurgery, two blocks of plastic surgery and two blocks of ICU (intensive care unit). In third year (PGY-3), there are ten blocks of orthopaedic surgery and three blocks of research. The final two years (PGY-4 and PGY-5) are dedicated to orthopaedic surgery. Rotations include nine months of paediatric orthopaedic surgery and three months of protected research time. In addition, a three-month approved orthopaedic elective is required in the fourth year of residency.

Contact Information

For additional information about the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program please contact:

Dr. Karl-André Lalonde 
Program Director 
University of Ottawa Division of Orthopaedic Surgery 
The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus 
1053 Carling Avenue 
Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4E9 
Tel: 613-798-5555 ext. 10605 

Ms Chantal Tremblay
Program Administrator
Tel: 613-798-5555 ext. 10605
Email : oeorthopedicsurgery@toh.ca

Application Information

Application to the University of Ottawa Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program must be made through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS). You will also find more detailed information about our residency program on the CaRMS site.

For more information about applying to postgraduate medical education programs at the University of Ottawa, please also visit:
http://www.med.uottawa.ca/postgraduate/.

Ontario International Medical Graduates and Outfunded Trainees

Our Division of Orthopaedic Surgery also may accept out funded trainees and Ontario international medical graduates. View the application information.

Fellowships

The University of Ottawa Division of Orthopaedic Surgery offers seven fellowships:

  • Arthroplasty Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. Paul Beaulé
  • Arthroplasty/Deformity Correction Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. Robert J. Feibel
  • Comprehensive Knee Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. Geoffrey Dervin
  • Hand and Wrist Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. Braden Gammon
  • Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. Joel Werier
  • Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. Baxter Willis
  • Spine Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. Eugene Wai
  • Trauma Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. Allan Liew
  • Upper Extremity Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. Peter Lapner

For more information about these fellowships, please contact:

Dr. Wade Gofton 
Fellowship Director 
The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus 
1053 Carling Avenue 
Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4E9 
Tel: 613-737-8899 ext. 75040

Ms Johanne Samson
Executive Administrator
Tel: 613-737-8899, ext. 75040
Email: johsamson@toh.ca