Respirology Postgraduate Program

The University of Ottawa offers a 2 year (PGY 4-5) respirology training program, for residents who have completed 3 years of core internal medicine training. We strive to offer the best possible clinical and academic training in adult respirology, in a collegial and friendly environment. Our trainees benefit from a broad range of clinical exposures and an extensive educational curriculum. The clinical experience includes general respirology and specialized outpatient clinics, in both hospital- and community-based settings. Trainees are exposed in all relevant areas of respiratory medicine including sleep, critical care, interventional pulmonology, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary rehabilitation, and respiratory infectious diseases.

All trainees participate in the medical school curriculum, providing lectures and leading learning groups for medical students of all levels. Scholarly activity is encouraged. Mentorship and formal training in clinical research is offered.

The curriculum is designed to provide comprehensive training in all aspects of general respirology, with the flexibility for each trainee to tailor their education experience to best suit their unique career goals. Our trainees graduate to successful respirology careers in both academic and community settings.

Some Program Highlights:

Highly committed faculty: 100% of our faculty directly participates in resident education. A recent Royal College survey cited the “collegial and highly supportive faculty” as a particular strength of the program.

Broad clinical exposure: We have a referral base of over 1 million patients and specialty clinics encompassing the breadth of respiratory medicine.

Extensive technical experience: Our trainees will have the opportunity to perform a large number of procedures in the course of their training. The technical experience will likely be further enhanced by the recent acquisition of a state-of-the-art bronchoscopy simulator.

Diverse clinical settings: Training will take place not only at the campuses of the Ottawa Hospital but also private respirology offices and satellite community clinics. Interested trainees will have the opportunity to attend an aboriginal respirology clinic in Nunavut.

Extensive educational curriculum: Trainees benefit from a large number of formal rounds and workshops, provided by faculty from the divisions of Respirology, Thoracic Radiology and Thoracic Pathology.

Clinical research mentorship: Direct research mentorship is available from several experienced and highly successful faculty clinician researchers.

Please not that only residents who are currently enrolled in a Canadian Internal Medicine training program are eligible to apply. All applications are to be submitted through CARMS and will be reviewed by the program director. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Fellowship Training in Sleep Medicine and Interventional Pulmonology

For residents who have completed training Respirology, we offer separate 1-year fellowships in Sleep medicine and Interventional Pulmonology, under the supervision of Drs. Douglas McKim and Kayvan Amjadi respectively.


For inquiries regarding any of our programs or to arrange an elective, please contact the Program Coordinator, Crystal Lameira  at (613) 737-8899 ext. 73994 or email