Application Process

2018 -2019 PGY3 Enhanced Skills - Palliative Care Application Information

Applications open: Monday August 21, 2017
Online Applications deadline: Friday October 6, 2017
Interview period: Monday October 9 to Wednesday December 6, 2017
Acceptance Notification: Thursday December 7, 2017
Deadline for Acceptance: Friday December 15, 2017

How to Apply
Complete the PGY3 Online Application Form. You are required* to upload the following documents to the online system:

  • Letter of Intent - one to two pages in length, addressing objectives and motivations for pursuing additional training;
  • A current Curriculum Vitae;
  • Three (3) letters of reference, one of which must be from your Program or Site Director.

* Please note: Reference letters may be mailed/emailed/faxed directly to the Department of Family Medicine:

Dana Doll, PGY3 Program Coordinator
Department of Family Medicine
Queen's University, Haynes Hall
115 Clarence Street
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
Email: PGY3Programs@dfm.queensu.ca
Fax: 613-533-9301


The Program is open to applicants who have attained certification by the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or have completed the educational requirements for certification by one of the Colleges.  Foreign applicants must have equivalent credentials.  Applicants must also be eligible for licensure (Educational or Independent Practice) in Ontario.
Applicants must submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference.  PGY3 applicant’s submissions are sent to the Department of Family Medicine prior to review by the Palliative Medicine Program Director.  Applicants from Saudi Arabia must forward their documents to the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Ottawa. Other Canadian and foreign applicants should forward their submission directly to the Program Director.
Members of the Queen’s Palliative Medicine Residency Committee review all applications and decide on those to be formally interviewed.  At the time of the interview, candidates have the opportunity to visit the site and meet with current Palliative Medicine residents.  Successful candidates are established by the Residency Committee based on the quality of the application and references.
For further information, please contact Dr. Ingrid Harle, Director of Palliative Medicine Residency Program.