Introduction




I am once again pleased to present the annual report of the Postgraduate Medical Education Office at Queen’s University.   Although these reports have been produced each year since 2009, this edition is the first to be distributed in an electronic format.  I hope you find that it provides you with a more interactive experience.

This report highlights the many goals and accomplishments in postgraduate medical education at Queen's over the past academic year.  While there are many achievements and initiatives of which I am very proud, there is one in particular that I would like to highlight from the outset.  Our postgraduate programs were more successful in matching residents to their residency programs than in any previous year.  Of the 133 available PGY1 positions, all but six filled after the first iteration match and the remainder filled without difficulty in the second iteration.  The numbers are quite remarkable:  over 6,100 applications were ultimately received for residency positions at Queen's meaning that there were 46 applicants for every one position available.  The quality of our postgraduate programs is clearly recognized by prospective residents across the country and around the world, and I extend a very warm welcome to those new members of the Queen's community who will join us in 2014-2015.

I hope that you will take some time to review this report and learn more about the postgraduate environment at Queen's.  We are so very fortunate to have a community of outstanding faculty, staff, and residents who never cease to amaze me with what they accomplish each year.  I would also invite you to contact me directly should you have any questions or comments about our activities.  I can be reached at ross.walker@queensu.ca.



G. Ross Walker, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Associate Dean
Postgraduate Medical Education