Rotation Schedules

Queen's uses the 13-Block rotation schedule which has several advantages for our residents:

  • With a 13-block schedule, all rotations are equivalent with thirteen blocks of four weeks each. This creates consistency in clinical exposure.
  • The schedule allows for flexibility, adding in an extra block each year which can be used for electives or remediation.
  • Blocks begin on Tuesdays, avoiding holiday Mondays and any disruptions these might cause.
  • The system has also been adopted by Ottawa, Western, and McMaster, allowing for consistency for residents completing rotations at those universities.