Dr. Chiachen Cheng

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Tammy Boulin

Program Administrator
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Program Highlights

A warm welcome to the NOSM University Psychiatry Program! We are excited to introduce you to the unique features of our Program. NOSM U is one program, distributed across three sites. We excel at training future psychiatrists who are competent to work in underserviced, rural and remote regions; we work with some of the most vulnerable populations with complex, acute addictions and mental health needs. We are looking for future psychiatrists who are motivated, innovative, self-directed and enthusiastic about practicing Psychiatry in underserviced settings. NOSM U Psychiatry Residents live in the northern environment, and thrive in 1:1 individual mentorship model of clinical supervision. Our Residents benefit from accredited core training, while enjoying the small-town charm of our training sites. NOSM U Psychiatry includes core rotations in General and Subspecialty (e.g., Child & Adolescent, Geriatrics, Forensics, Addictions) Psychiatry in a diversity of experiences and depth of proficiencies. Our Program equips our graduates with the necessary skills and competencies to practice in a northern and/or rural setting, or to pursue fellowship opportunities. Our graduates are able to practice in a variety of settings including emergency, inpatient, outpatient, community, outreach and to underserved people and their families. NOSM U’s commitment to social accountability is at the core of our Psychiatry Program. We look forward to meeting you.

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General Information

Applications will only be accepted through the CaRMS R-1 Match application process.

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Salary Information

Post graduate salaries and benefits differ by province and are determined by two things: your training year, and the province you work in. See below the salaries and benefits for NOSM University - Psychiatry - Sault Ste. Marie.
Effective October 4th, 2023 
Professional Leave
7 working days/year
Additional time off provided for writing any CND or US certification exam, leave includes the exam date and reasonable travel time to and from the exam site. Additional RCPSC & CFPC Certification Examination
Prep Time
  1. Subject to operational requirements and at the request of a resident, a resident will not be scheduled for call duties for a period up to fourteen days prior to a CFPC or RCPSC certification exam.
  2. Subject to operational requirements and at the request of a resident, a resident *will be granted up to seven consecutive days off during one of the four week*s preceding a CFPC or RCPSC certification exam.
Annual Vacation
4 weeks
Meal Allowance
Frequency of Calls
1 in 4 In-hospital, 1 in 3 home
Pregnancy Leave
17 weeks
Parental Leave
35 weeks, 37 weeks if resident did not take pregnancy leave
Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) Plan
Top-up to 84% 27 weeks for women who take pregnancy and parental leave; 12 weeks for parents on stand-alone parental leave.
Provincial Health Insurance
Extended Health Insurance
Provincial Dues (% of salary)
Dental Plan
85% paid for eligible expenses
CMPA Dues Paid
Under current arrangements, residents are rebated by Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for dues in excess of $300.
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Yes – 70% of salary, non-taxable.
Statutory and Floating Holidays
2 weeks leave with full pay and benefits;
10 stat days plus 1 personal floater.
Residents are entitled to at least 5 consecutive days off over the Christmas or New Year period, which accounts for 3 statutory holidays (Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day), and 2 weekend days.
Life Insurance
Yes, 2x salary
Salary and Benefit Continuance
A resident that can’t work due to illness or injury will have salary and benefits maintained for 6 months or until end of appointment (whichever occurs first)
Call Stipend
$127.60 in-hospital; $63.80 home call or qualifying shift on shift-based services.
Weekend premium:
$140.36 in-hospital; $70.18 home call or qualifying shift on shift-based services.
Updated October 4, 2023

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