Dr. Stephen Gauthier

Program Director

Geneviève Bureau

Program Administrator
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Canadian Medical Graduates

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International Medical Graduates

6 Available Spots

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Program Highlights

Overall Program Highlights
  • Recognized as the top Postgraduate Training Program in Ontario by PARO in 2018
  • Learner-centered with a well-supported and resident-led wellness program
  • Excellent mentoring and career advisement
  • Strong experience with and leadership in Competency-based Medical Education (CBME)
  • Great waterfront and family-friendly city
Resident Wellness
  • Resident wellness committee with program funding for special events and initiatives
  • Fall 1-day retreat to connect residents
  • Annual winter 2-day retreat
  • Regular resident social events (e.g., climbing, kayaking, cooking, holiday dinner, etc)
  • Excellent support services for residents facing stressors and personal challenges
Clinical Services:
  • 5 CTUs provide training in the management of inpatient medicine
  • Medical Short Stay team (CTU-E)
  • Stepdown ICU for critically ill patients run by Medicine
  • Hospitalist Service to divert ALC patients from teaching services
  • PGY3 Night Float for acute medicine call
  • Continuity Clinic for PGY-2 and PGY-3 Residents
  • Competency-based educational curriculum
Research Opportunities:

Queen’s Internal Medicine is dedicated to providing residents the opportunity to engage in significant research.

  • Mentorship by leading researchers
  • Maximum protected research time (up to three blocks over three years)
  • Research training workshops (grant writing and scientific writing)
  • Annual Resident Research Day
  • Regular journal club events organized by residents and supported by Faculty members and the program

Residents in our program are very engaged in teaching — both formally through the Medical School, and informally through leading teaching events within our program. 

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General Information

Please refer to Supporting Documents for specifics on the required documentation. Documents submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Key requirements for applications:
  • Completed CaRMS Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Personal CV
  • 3 Letters of Reference
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Medical School Progress Report (MSPR)
  • Proof of Medical Diploma (MD)
  • Others items relevant later in the process (e.g., photo, proof of citizenship/residence)
Items we neither require nor want:
  • CTU assessments
  • PDFs of publications
  • PDFs of certificates/diplomas/degrees

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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 - Internal Medicine - Kingston.
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 Kingston harbour front and cityscape
History innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality-of-life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

Resident Experience

Eman Badawod
Professional working environment, supportive staff and colleagues, variety of cases, independent decision making with available support

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