University of Toronto - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Toronto
The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Program at the University of Toronto is the largest program in Canada. Our Faculty has a strong commitment to resident education. Our program provides diverse opportunities for training, research and broad clinical exposure within the University of Toronto community. Residents receive financial support for conferences, research, books, technology and social programming. Our program alternates with Edmonton in hosting the Canadian Comprehensive Review Course in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. We have a collegial group of residents with a broad informal support network.
How many residents are in the program?
Currently, there are 17 residents in our program.
What are the main training sites?
PGY1-2 residents are based at acute care hospitals i.e. UHN, Sunnybrook, Mount Sinai, St. Michael's. UHN-Toronto Rehab, University Centre is the home base for PGY3-5 residents and the training site for many core PMR rotations. Residents also complete core rotations at Bridgepoint Hospital, West Park Healthcare, St. John's Rehab, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab and Providence Healthcare.
Are there opportunities for community-based electives?
Yes, residents have opportunities to work with community staff in affiliated hospitals and in private offices.
Are out-of-town electives possible?
Yes, some residents are done electives in Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver. Some residents also do additional EMG training in London, Ontario.
What are the on-call responsibilities?
On-call responsibilities vary by service. Call guidelines outlined here. PGY2-5 residents complete approximately 3 weeks of home call within a 6 month period and cover two rehabilitation sites.
What resources are available to residents?
Residents receive a generous annual educational allowance and additional funding is provided to support attendance at the CAPM&R Annual Scientific Meeting and the PMR Comprehensive Review Course. In addition, residents can apply for funding for their research projects.