Dr. Carly Kirshen
Canadian Medical Graduates
International Medical Graduates
Dermatology is a five-year-program consisting of two years of foundational training in medicine and surgery, followed by three years of full-time dermatology.
The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) which has three campuses, Civic, General and Riverside.
The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
The Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre
Community dermatology offices
Dynacare Laboratories (dermatopathology)
Laserderm and Ottawa Derm Centre (lasers and cosmetics)
A highlight of the program is the opportunity for 1-2 senior residents to accompany the dermatologist, Dr. Jacqueline Shukle, to Iqaluit for a week in January and May each year. These senior independent clinics offer residents a wonderful opportunity to experience the practice of dermatology in the remote Canadian north. The entire visit is sponsored by the Nunavut government. This valuable activity is however only confirmed by Dr. Shukle on a year to year basis.
Pediatric vascular anomalies
Strong clinical focus
Close working relationship with faculty
Dynamic involved faculty comprised of both experienced practitioners and new graduates
Exposure to general dermatology and subspecialties
Tightly knit resident group
Inclusive philosophy regarding community dermatologists
Opportunity for clinical research
Superb dermatopathology training weekly by a fellow trained dermatopathologist
Dedicated PGY5 dermatopathology curriculum weekly
Excellent track record in providing well-rounded consultant dermatologists to the community and the academic health centres.
Dr. Catherine Ruddy Scholarship fund to support national or international electives
Many elective opportunities
Monthly journal club
Resident funding to attend and present at conferences
Resident funds to help purchase textbooks
Bi-annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting
One morphologic or skin disease per meeting
Experts from around the world present
Special resident only session with experts
Patient viewing related to the topic
At the University of Ottawa, we believe the best residents are those who have been able to explore the breadth of the medical profession through suitable electives while enrolled in medical school. We do not preferentially rank applicants who have only pursued electives in one discipline or sub-discipline.
Effective October 4th, 2023
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
Frequency of Calls
1 in 4 In-hospital, 1 in 3 home
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)
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.
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)
$127.60 in-hospital; $63.80 home call or qualifying shift on shift-based services.
$140.36 in-hospital; $70.18 home call or qualifying shift on shift-based services.