Western University - Emergency Medicine - London
- There are opportunities for interprovincial and international electives while training in the program. Past residents have done electives in other provinces in Canada, the United States and around the world. These electives need to be arranged by the residents with approval of the residency training committee. In general, there is no financial support for residents in these electives.
- There are currently 26 residents in the Emergency Medicine Residency Program spanning 5 clinical years. Currently there are (80+) faculty members at The London Health Sciences Centre and (15) full-time Pediatric Emergency physicians at the Children's Hospital of Western Ontario.
It is very common for residents to take electives in Clinical Toxicology at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and also NYC. Although these are by definition electives, the program currently supports residents for travel and accommodation up to $750 for these two electives should they desire.
Residents are provided with a copy of the textbook Rosen's Principles and Practices of Emergency Medicine at the beginning of their residency. In addition, residents receive $500.00 per year in academic funding to use towards conferences, textbooks or other academic uses. Residents who have projects accepted for presentation at national conferences receive an additional $1500.00/conference x 2 years if presenting to offset the costs of travelling to the conference. Resident travel and accommodation costs for the toxicology and trauma electives are supported.
Residents are encouraged to use their elective time wisely to foster an additional expertise / farea of concentrated interest. These may include but are not limited to Critical Care medicine, Sports Medicine, EMS, POCUS as well as Masters Programs in Epidemiology, Public Health, and Health Administration.