Dr. Tara Baron
This four year residency program improves upon the traditional tertiary center-based training model by providing residents with extensive training opportunities in northern urban centers under the supervision of general pediatric consultants. In addition to world- class subspecialty and acute care rotations at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), the northern rotations provide the learner with extensive opportunities to develop the skills necessary to fulﬁll all of the CanMEDS roles. By honing their clinical and problem-solving abilities in a preceptor supervised environment, distant from extensive subspecialty support, residents have the opportunity to develop into conﬁdent, practical, skilled clinicians. A full exposure to tertiary subspecialty and acute care rotations is maintained throughout the residency.
Although the philosophy of training in this program has been developed from the practice of general consultant pediatricians, upon completion of the program, residents will be well positioned to pursue subspecialty training if they choose or embark upon a career in general consulting pediatrics.
Residents are required to provide their own vehicle. It is strongly recommended that residents have a laptop computer.
Distance learning in the northern centers is enabled by state-of-the-art telemedicine facilities. Resources and opportunities for additional learning, including electives and conferences, will also be made available.
For residents beginning in July 2022, the Competence By Design (CBD) curriculum will be officially launched. The 4 stages of CBD are mapped over 4 years, after which residents can choose to apply to a subspecialty. The program has been piloting CBD for many years now, and has gained much experience in the new design.