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Frequently Asked Questions

Who should I contact regarding a transfer to another residency program?

For career advice, contact Dr. Melissa Andrew, Director of Resident Affairs.

To begin the transfer process, contact Ms. Jordan Sinnett, Postgraduate Program Manager.

For further information, refer to the Postgraduate Transfer Policy.

What kinds of leaves of absence are there?  How to I arrange a leave?

There are many kinds of leaves including sick days, short term disability, long term disability, compassionate leave, bereavement leave, and a leave of absence.  Full details are provided in the Leaves of Absence Policy.

A request for a leave of absence must be submitted in writing to the Program Director.  Additional questions about the kinds of leaves and the process to request one may be directed to Dr. Melissa Andrew, Director of Resident Affairs, or Ms. Jordan Sinnett, Postgraduate Program Manager.

What do I do if I am experiencing intimidation or harassment at work?

Contact Dr. Karen Schultz, Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education or Dr. Melissa Andrew, Director of Resident Affairs.

A Resident Intimidation and Harassment Policy is posted on our policies page and is listed under 'Harassment'.

Where do I find further information about resident health and safety?

Full information can be found in the Resident Health and Safety Policy.

I am a resident in Belleville, Oshawa, or Peterborough.  Who can I contact for assistance?

All residents, regardless of their location, are welcome to contact Dr. Melissa Andrew whenever they find themselves in difficulty.  Residents may also contact our Regional Learner Advocates, available in each community outside of Kingston where there is a satellite residency program, or a dedicated clinical teaching unit with continuous learners.

Where are the offices of Dr. Schultz and Dr. Andrew located?

Dr. Karen Schultz's office is located in the Postgraduate Medical Eduction Office at 70 Barrie Street.  

Dr. Melissa Andrew's office is also located in the PGME Office at 70 Barrie Street. Appointments are usually available on Wednesdays. To book an appointment with Dr. Andrew, you can contact her at or by phone at (613) 533-2543.