Endocrinology & Metabolism Postgraduate Program

The fellowship program in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Ottawa provides you with a dynamic, stimulating environment with a strong focus on residency education.  A large catchment area ensures exposure to all types and severity of endocrine disease.   Numerous initiatives within the program (longitudinal clinics with increasing levels of responsibility, expanded academic ½ day curriculum, opportunities for rotations in specialized clinics, opportunities to pursue research training) have resulted in residents expressing high levels of satisfaction with their training program.

A 2 year program has been designed to provide the trainee with the appropriate skills to maintain a consultative practice in Endocrinology and Metabolism. The first year of the program is primarily clinical and the trainee will be exposed to a variety of clinics in Endocrinology and Metabolism, and the In-Patient Endocrinology and Metabolism consult service. A key component of the clinical experience is the Longitudinal Clinic. Residents will be assigned a supervisor for this clinic and follow patients in this clinic throughout their 2 years of training. The second year of the program may be tailored to the resident’s learning needs and future career goals with an increased emphasis on research if desired.

A comprehensive academic ½ day curriculum has been designed to cover all major topics within Endocrinology and Metabolism. A fellow’s Journal Club for landmark trials also occurs on this day. Teaching of non-medical expert CanMeds roles is also provided with workshops within the academic ½ day curriculum.

In addition to the weekly academic ½ day, endocrinology residents have access to a large number of weekly educational rounds including Endocrinology Grand Rounds (a weekly city wide round, often with guest speakers), a dedicated journal club specifically for endocrinology trainees, visiting professor series, case discussion rounds, and research retreats. Trainees gain experience in basic science and laboratory methodology with a 1 month rotation at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Exposure to community endocrinology and pediatrics is provided through 1 month rotations. Additional rotations in these areas will be provided if desired by the trainee. Trainees also have the opportunity for electives and for specialized rotations in, obesity, reproductive endocrinology, ophthalmology, medical complications in pregnancy and women’s health.

The philosophy of the Endocrinology and Metabolism training program at the University of Ottawa has always been wide exposure to all aspects of Clinical Endocrinology grounded in a solid basic science base.  Graduates from our program are well prepared to pursue further training through fellowships and ultimately to pursue the career path that they choose through the spectrum of pure research to purely clinical.  We are proud of the graduates from our program who have assumed community endocrinology positions as well as geographical full time positions at academic institutions across Canada and worldwide.


For further information, please contact:

Jeanne Lemaire, Program Administrator (jlemaire@toh.ca)

Tel: 613-738-8400 ext. 82239