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Anjali Sivan

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Program Highlights

Queen’s University Family Medicine is a highly regarded longstanding program (established in 1972). Our two-year program is based on the College of Family Physicians of Canada competency-based “Triple C” Curriculum (Comprehensive learning; Continuity of patient care, curriculum, and supervision; and family medicine-centred education). The program consists of core family medicine experiences complemented by experiences in other specialties relevant to family medicine.


Peterborough-Kawartha Site Program Highlights

A “horizontal” curriculum with continuous, community-based family medicine experience for three half-days per week throughout most of the PGY1 and PGY2 years.

Specialty experiences are completed horizontally three days per week in blocks of four or eight weeks.

The opportunity to work within well-developed, interdisciplinary family health teams.

Inpatient and emergency rotations in the state-of-the-art Peterborough Regional Health Centre, which opened in 2008.

Utilization of strong family physician-led services including palliative care unit and Partners in Pregnancy Clinic.

Repetition of experiences in PGY1 and PGY2 years to allow residents to consolidate knowledge and increase confidence.

Low ratio of residents to physician preceptors and abundant opportunity for hands-on clinical experience. (FP residents will most often be the only learner on a rotation).

An appropriate balance between learning and service.

Long-term care horizontal component in PGY1 (four LTC patients followed through PGY1 under the supervision of LTC preceptor).

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General Information

Your application to the Queen’s Family Medicine Residency Program will be centrally processed for all four training sites: Kingston-1000 Islands, Belleville-Quinte, Peterborough-Kawartha, and Queen’s-Bowmanville-Oshawa-Lakeridge. This process means that you will only have one interview, with results communicated to each site you have applied to. You must make a separate application to each site you are interested in. Please include all required documentation in each application and submit the same documentation to each site. You will have the opportunity to individually rank each site you are interested in.


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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 Queen's University - Family Medicine - Peterborough - Kawartha.
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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Explore Location

Aerial view of the Peterborough waterfront
Peterborough - Kawartha
Discover a region that is steeped in history and bursting at the seams with creativity. Peterborough—Kawartha is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1953. Prior to the 2015 election, the riding was known as Peterborough.

Resident Experience

Claudia Lajeunesse
Our program is heavily focused on resident wellness and the importance of maintaining a good work-life balance. We have comprehensive educational experiences and work with preceptors that are respectful and enthusiastic about teaching. As a Queen’s resident, you are really valued among colleagues of different professions as a member of the team!

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