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.
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.
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
Out-of-province elective applications
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: http://meds.queensu.ca/education/postgraduate/rotation_schedules
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.
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...
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: http://meds.queensu.ca/education/postgraduate/wellness/mbsr An information session will be held on October 15th at 6:30pm, ...
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, ...
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 www.cphi-icsm.ca ― 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: http://myapp.is/QueensPostgrad
Now on Facebook!
Published Fri Mar 22nd 2013
We invite you to stay connected to Queen's PGME on Facebook. Find us at facebook.com/queenspostgrad. Don't forget that we're also on YouTube and Twitter.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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...