All Announcements

  • Matched to Queen's?
    Published Wed Mar 25th 2015

    If you have recently matched to a Queen's residency program, you should be aware that our office has sent you a welcome email to the email address provided to us by CaRMS.  If you have not received this welcome email, please check your spam folder or contact us directly at or by phone at (613) 533-2543.

  • CaRMS Success!
    Published Fri Mar 6th 2015

    Best-Ever Results for Queen's!  As many of you will be aware, the CaRMS match results were released on March 4, 2015.  Many Queen's residents volunteer their time to assist with their program's interview days and you are a key part of the process.  Our residents give generously of their time, meeting prospective residents in interviews, discussion panels, luncheons, and social events.  We were so pl...

  • Welcome New Residents!
    Published Fri Mar 6th 2015

    We are pleased to congratulate all of the medical students who recently matched to Queen's!  You will be receiving registration information shortly.  If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact our office at  Congratulations once again; we're pleased to welcome you to our postgraduate community!

  • WONCA World Rural Health Conference
    Published Thu Jan 29th 2015

    We invite you all to Dubrovnik to the 13th WONCA World Rural Health Conference. year the conference will be hosting a student and junior doctor session for the first time.  We hope to encourage you to learn more about rural health and explore the possibilities of working in this exciting field.  The YDM (VdGM and Polaris) and IFMSA have been collaborating with the organizing co...

  • Medical Variety Night
    Published Thu Jan 29th 2015

    Save the date for Medical Variety Night 2015We would like to invite you to attend the 45th Medical Variety Night! This year's MVN theme is “House of CaRMS” and will showcase many of the tremendously talented students here at the Queen's School of Medicine.The show is taking place on Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7pm (door opens at 6:30pm) at Duncan McArthur Hall (511 Union St) on Queen's ...

  • Resident Safety and Travel
    Published Mon Jan 5th 2015

    As winter weather has arrived, residents are reminded that their personal safety and travel is covered in the Resident Health and Safety policy.  Section 5 of the policy covers safety and travel and includes the following points: 5.7 - A resident may elect not to attend their academic half-day, clinic, etc. if in his/her estimation, it would not be safe to travel because of weather. 5.7.1- The resident must info...

  • Happy New Year
    Published Mon Jan 5th 2015

    The Postgraduate Medical Education Office would like to wish all of our residents and clinical fellows a very happy New Year.  As a reminder, our office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.  We are closed over the lunch hour from 12-1pm.  Please drop by if there's anything we can help you with.  You may also reach us by phone at 533-2543 or by email at

  • CEHPEA Symposium 2015
    Published Thu Sep 18th 2014

    Perspectives in Competency AssessmentCentre for the Evaluation of Health Professionals Educated Abroad (CEHPEA) invites you to join us for a day of engaging discussions around competency assessment.We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for our 2015 symposium, Perspectives in Competency Assessment. Join us on February 5, 2015, at the MaRS Collaboration Centre in Toronto, Canada, for an enriching day o...

  • Surgical Update for Primary Care Physicians
    Published Fri Sep 5th 2014

    Join the Department of Surgery at Lakeridge Health, in partnership with Queen's University, for the first of its Surgical Education Series, specially designed for family physicians, surgical staff, and related healthcare providers.   It will take place on Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 5:30-9:00pm.  Download the flyer and visit to register.

  • Postgraduate Annual Report
    Published Tue Sep 2nd 2014

    The Postgraduate Medical Education Annual Report for 2013-2014 is now available.  The report is available in an online format this year, and can be viewed at:

  • Summer Resident Newsletter
    Published Tue Aug 19th 2014

    The Summer 2014 Resident Newsletter has been distributed.  If you haven't received your copy, an online version is available here:

  • IRLS 2014
    Published Tue Jul 22nd 2014

    Residents play a critical leadership role in postgraduate medical education. Entering its sixth year, the International Resident Leadership Summit (IRLS) is an extension one of the International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE). The summit is one of Canada’s premier resident development events, a two-day conference dedicated to supporting present and future resident leaders. The IRLS will be held on Octob...

  • Online Registration
    Published Wed Jun 18th 2014

    The Postgraduate online registration system will be temporarily unavailable on Wednesday, June 18th.  We apologize for any inconvenience and would ask you to check back later in order to register.

  • Notary Public Available
    Published Thu May 22nd 2014

    Residents are reminded that a Notary Public is available in the PGME Office to assist with CPSO Independent License applications.  Please contact Nicholas Snider to make an appointment, or call the PGME Office at 613-533-2543.

  • Upcoming Prizes and Awards
    Published Tue Apr 29th 2014

    PSI Resident Research Prize and the CSCI Award for Excellence in Resident Research: Each year the PSI (Physicians Services Incorporated) Foundation sponsors research awards to encourage scholarly inquiry in residency programs. Five $2000.00 awards are available at Queen's and all residents are encouraged to write and submit their research projects to the Postgraduate Medical Education office at 70 Barrie Street by...

  • Registration Reminder
    Published Wed Apr 23rd 2014

    All residents who plan to continue in their residency programs in 2014-2015 are reminded that they must complete the online registration process.  You will need your Queen's NetID and Password in order to log into the secure online registration system. Once into the system, you will be guided through the requirements for Queen’s Postgraduate Medical Education registration and Kingston General Hospital contra...

  • Call for Nominations
    Published Mon Mar 10th 2014

    Nominations are now being accepted for the H. F. Pross Educational Technology Award and the Ron Wigle Mentorship Award.  Click on the links above for more information about these two awards and to access the nomination forms.

  • CaRMS Congratulations!
    Published Fri Mar 7th 2014

    Congratulations to all of the applicants who have just matched to Queen's.  We are looking forward to welcoming you to our programs in July, and orientation and registration information will be sent to you shortly.  If you have any questions in the meantime, please don't hestitate to contact the Postgraduate Medical Education Office.

  • Winter Newsletter
    Published Tue Feb 25th 2014

    The PGME Winter Newsletter has now been distributed to all residents, clinical fellows, Program Directors, and Program Assistants.  Be sure to check your email for the newsletter and if you have not received it, please let us know by contacting the PGME Office.

  • Notary Public Available
    Published Tue Feb 25th 2014

    Each year, residents and faculty members need the services of a Notary Public in order to complete a variety of documents.  Nicholas Snider is available daily in the Postgraduate Medical Education Office and can assit with documents such as: CPSO Independent License applications CPSO Restricted Registration applications CPSO Corporation Renewals USMLE applications Out-of-province elective applications Pl...

  • 2015-2016 Rotation Schedule Available
    Published Thu Feb 6th 2014

    Dates for the 2015-2016 Common Rotation Schedule are now available.  The schedule is developed jointly by Queen's University, McMaster University, Western University, and the University of Ottawa.  It can be found, along with rotation dates for 2013-2014 and 2014-2015, on the PGME website at:

  • Important Postgraduate Awards Information
    Published Wed Dec 11th 2013

    There are a number of awards and bursaries with upcoming deadlines.  Please see the attached flyer or refer to the PGME Awards website for further information.

  • CaRMS Leadership Award
    Published Wed Nov 27th 2013

    Residents are invited to apply for the Sandra Banner Student Award for Leadership.  This award, accompanied by funding of up to $5,000, is given annually to undergraduate or postgraduate medical trainees who have demonstrated interest in/aptitude for leadership. Eligible learners must be enrolled full-time in a Canadian medical education program, and must reside in Canada.  The award application documents are...

  • CTN Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards Program
    Published Mon Nov 11th 2013

    The CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN) has just announced details for the 2014-2015 competition for the CTN Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards Program.  Download the flyer for further information.

  • Award Deadlines
    Published Thu Nov 7th 2013

    Each year, the Postgraduate Medical Education Office encourages residents to submit applications for a variety of awards, bursaries, and fellowships.  There are two fellowships with upcoming application deadlines:  The Henry Albert Beatty Fellowship and the Cecil Reid Patience Fellowship.  These are both one year salary awards for residents applying to the Clinician Investigator Program (CIP) in order to...

  • Winter Holidays
    Published Thu Nov 7th 2013

    The PGME Office has received some questions from residents about the dates for the December holiday breaks.  Residents should check with their individual programs, as dates can vary by program.  All residents are entitled to at least five consecutive days off during a twelve day period that encompasses Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and two full weekends.  These five days off are to account for the three...

  • Special Lecture on November 6
    Published Tue Oct 22nd 2013

    You are invited to attend a special upcoming lecture, “Personalized Medicine in the 21st Century” to be delivered by this year’s Bruce Visiting Scholar, Dr. Jeremy Nicholson from Imperial College London. Professor Nicholson is one of the world’s foremost experts in personalized medicine, particularly in understanding how gene contributions and environmental factors come together to determin...

  • Mindfulness Training Program
    Published Tue Sep 24th 2013

    You are invited to a six-week Mindfulness Training Program.  This is an opportunity to develop a fundamental capacity of mind that is relevant to both professional competence and personal health. It addresses how you think, and how you feel.  More information is available at:  An information session will be held on October 15th at 6:30pm, ...

  • Writing Competition
    Published Mon Sep 9th 2013

    Do you enjoy writing?  Medical students and residents are invited to submit reflective essays, poetry, or short fiction exploring the intersection of mental health and the humanities to the Dalhousie Department of Psychiatry Annual Student Writing Competition.  One entry in each category (medical student, postgraduate trainee) will be selected to receive a $100 cash prize.  Download the flyer for more in...

  • Public Health Learning Tools Challenge
    Published Fri Sep 6th 2013

    Want to make an impact towards a healthier future for all?  Residents are invited to submit entries in a new challenge supported by AFMC and the Public Health Agency of Canada.  Create a cartoon, video, game, or other creative teaching tool that addresses a key area of public health or preventive medicine and you could win one of thirteen available cash prizes.  The first place prize is worth $2,500!&nbs...

  • IRLS - Register Now
    Published Thu Aug 8th 2013

    Registration for the International Resident Leadership Summit (IRLS) is now open.  The IRLS is a unique global forum attended by Canadian and international residents, and more information is available from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada website.

  • Summer Resident Newsletter
    Published Mon Jul 8th 2013

    The Summer Resident Newsletter is now online and available for viewing or download.  All PGME newsletters are available for download on the Postgraduate website under the 'newsletters' tab.

  • National Assessment Collaboration Examination
    Published Thu Jul 4th 2013

    The National Assessment Collaboration (NAC) examination has been made mandatory for all International Medical Graduates (IMG) applying for first-year residency positions in Ontario that start July 1, 2015.  In addition, the eligibility criteria for the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) has also been changed to improve access to the NAC examination.  Details are available on the PGME web...

  • Fall 2013 MCCQE-II Application Now Available
    Published Fri Jun 7th 2013

    The Medical Council of Canada is pleased to confirm that the fall 2013 MCCQE Part II application session is now open. The two-day examination will be held on Saturday and Sunday, 26 and 27 October, 2013. IMPORTANT:  In order to be eligible for the fall 2013 MCCQE Part II, candidates must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 12 months (52 weeks) of postgraduate clinical medical training no later than June 30, ...

  • Commissioner Available
    Published Wed May 15th 2013

    Residents who are finishing their programs this spring and applying for a CPSO Independent License are reminded that they will need to have their applications signed by a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits.  A Commissioner is available in the PGME Office; please contact Nicholas Snider to make an appointment by email or by calling 613-533-2543. 

  • Canadian Physician Health Institute: Special Projects Fund now available
    Published Wed Apr 3rd 2013

    The Canadian Physician Health Institute is a national program focused on promoting physician mental health and wellness. Created by the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Medical Foundation, the Institute works with and through partners, to share information and build knowledge around the issues related to physician mental health. To learn more, please visit our temporary website at ― we a...

  • App for new residents
    Published Fri Mar 22nd 2013

    Matched to Queen's? Download our app for newly admitted residents. It's got registration and orientation information, photo galleries, and more. Supports iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, Windows 8, and HTML 5 compatible devices. Find it at:

  • Now on Facebook!
    Published Fri Mar 22nd 2013

    We invite you to stay connected to Queen's PGME on Facebook.  Find us at  Don't forget that we're also on YouTube and Twitter.

  • Congratulations!
    Published Wed Mar 6th 2013

    Congratulations to those medical students who have been matched to one of our residency programs for 2013-2014.  We are looking forward to having you join the postgraduate community at Queen's.  Information about registration and orientation will be sent to you in April.  If you have any questions in the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact us at

  • John Austin Society - Medical History Lecture Series
    Published Wed Oct 3rd 2012

    Residents are invited to attend the John Austin Society's Medical History Lecture Series.  The first lecture is entitled "Key Opinion Leaders:  Choreographing The Pharmaceutical Two-Step".  The pharmaceutical industry uses some physicians, called key opinion leaders or KOLs, as intermediaries to influence prescribing physicians. The KOL concept is owed in part to the work of sociologist Paul Lazarsfeld a...

  • CLIME Registration Now Open
    Published Thu Sep 6th 2012

    CLIME 2013 / ICLÉM 2013 – February 4-7, 2013 – Ottawa ON We are pleased to inform you that CAME, in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Medical Council of Canada, the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, and the College of Family Physicians of Canada, will be sponsoring the 2013 edition of the Canadian Leadership Institute for Medical Educati...

  • Update from CAIR
    Published Mon Aug 20th 2012

    The Canadian Association of Internes and Residents (CAIR) is pleased to reveal the new layout for its quarterly newsletter,CAIR Update, which can be downloaded here.  Please note that there is a resident wellbeing leadership opportunity offered for the upcoming International Conference in Physician Health. CAIR, in partnership with the conference organizers and the Canadian Medical Foundation, is seeking residents...

  • New Strategic Plan released
    Published Tue Jun 26th 2012

    The new Strategic Direction for the Faculty of Health Sciences and School of Medicine Strategic Plan 2012-2016 have been released.  These documents outline othe new Faculty vision, a new mission for the School of Medicine, plus the strategic priorities that will be undertaken as we move forward. Residents are encouraged to visit the School of Medicine website featuring  a video summary and online copies of th...

  • Fall 2012 MCCQE Part II Application Now Available Online
    Published Mon May 7th 2012

    The examination will be held on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, 2012 (some centres will open both days and other centers on either Saturday or Sunday). IMPORTANT:  In order to be eligible for the fall 2012 MCCQE Part II, candidates must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 12 months (52 weeks) of postgraduate clinical medical training no later than June 30, 2012.   Family Medicine eligib...

  • ICRE and ICOSET 2012 registrations now open
    Published Tue Mar 27th 2012

    Registration is now open for three unique educational forums designed to advancing residency training. All three will be hosted by the Royal College in Ottawa during the third week in October.International Conference on Surgical Education and Training (ICOSET) October 17-18, 2012. Click here to register.International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) October 18-20, 2012. Click here to register.International R...

  • Family Medicine Earns Top Residency Award
    Published Fri Mar 23rd 2012

    The Department of Family Medicine’s Residency Program has won this year’s Professional Association of Internes and Residents of Ontario (PAIRO) Residency Program Excellence Award. The award recognizes programs that provide positive and rewarding experiences for their residents, while producing expertly trained physicians. The Family Medicine program is the third Queen’s residency program to win ...

  • Matched to Queen's? Congratulations!
    Published Wed Mar 7th 2012

    Congratulations to all of the medical students who matched to Queen's.  You will receive your orientation packages later this month and in the meantime, please check out the New Resident section of our website for information on Queen's, Kingston, and much more.  We're looking forward to welcoming you to our community in July and if you have any questions, just email us at

  • PGME Fall Newsletter Now Available
    Published Tue Nov 8th 2011

    The Fall 2011 edition of the PGME Resident Newsletter is now available.  It has been emailed to all residents, Program Directors, and Program Assistants.

  • Good grades for postgraduate medical education review!
    Published Wed Oct 12th 2011

    Queen’s postgraduate medical education has received its most successful accreditation review in recent memory. “The reviewers told us they were blown away by Queen’s. They complimented us virtually each and every time we met with them,” says Richard Reznick, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, and Director, School of Medicine. The accreditation team of 20 physicians and educators conducte...