Dr. Sussan Askari

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Heather-Ann Thompson

Program Administrator
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Program Highlights

Quick Facts

Our program offers junior rehabilitation rotations in the Foundations of Discipline stage, and longer senior rehabilitation rotations in the Core of Discipline stage. Although not required by the Royal College, this spiral curriculum allows graduated progression of responsibilities, as well as spaced repetition to consolidate rehabilitation knowledge.

The program includes a particular focus on Clinical EMG training that provides the six month training requirement for EMG certification on completion of the program.

Academic Advisor and longitudinal coaching is available during our residency training

Funding is available to attend relevant national and international conferences ($10,000 during residency training)

Department funding for resident research project is available up to $6,000

Collegial group of faculty and residents

New accessible hospital on the Lake Ontario

Residents are provided the opportunity for at least a one-month community rehabilitation rotation in a small to medium sized community outside the academic medical center.

Residents have first on call responsibilities Monday-Thursday each week with the exception to statutory holidays.  The Medical On Call Group is first on call on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and on statutory holidays.

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General Information

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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 - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - 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

Jasmine Elliott
Spiral learning design: having the opportunity to rotate through each PM&R service as a junior and senior resident, which better enables you to set learning goals, engage in graduated learning responsibilities, and monitor your progress•Competence by design (CBD) curriculum since 2017: this is led by Dr. Jessica Trier who is dedicated to medical education research and advancing medical education through providing teaching and comprehensive feedback in the clinical setting daily•Small size: with one resident per year, we have a tight knit program; each member is invested in one another’s learning and growth

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