Dr. Raman Verma

Program Director

Taylor Widenmaier

Program Administrator
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Program Highlights

Thank you for your interest in the University of Ottawa’s Diagnostic Radiology program. We are proud of our program. We have much to offer and look forward to meeting you!


Key points:
  • Staff dedicated to teaching including novel techniques
  • Diverse clinical practice
  • Simulation program!
  • Early exposure to procedural work
  • State of the art equipment
  • Immensely responsive to resident feedback – our key stakeholders!


Check back in the early new year and follow our social media — we will be holding an informal meet and greet to answer any questions you may have! This will be announced through a variety of channels, including our Instagram account.

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General Information

We have state of the art equipment, including:

7 MRI units in our teaching hospitals, including 3T clinical units

8 multi-detector CTs, including advanced techniques (Dual energy, etc)

Breast Tomosynthesis, with tomosynthesis-guided stereotactic biopsy

Nuclear Medicine departments have up-to-date equipment including PET/CT

Main campuses mostly equipped with adjustable work-stations


Program Specifics

Broad clinical practice, from general radiography, to subspecialized multi-modality imaging from both tertiary and community settings in the Ottawa and surrounding area and as far north as Nunavut!

Call frequency and workload is similar to other Canadian programs. Our residents are well supported by motivated and dedicated radiologists who strive on maintaining a friendly, collegial/relaxed atmosphere in the program

Flexibility required to meet demands of individual residents. We also promote and facilitate regional, national and international electives. This includes rural/community electives (not mandatory) as well as novel electives include physics, leadership, etc.

Robust preparation to ensure our residents are prepared to sit the Royal College exam, with a very high success rate.

Strong resident research program and support; residents regularly present at CAR, ARRS and RSNA and publish in high quality journals such as Radiology, AJR, European Radiology and the CARJ.

Pediatric radiology at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

We have started preparing for the CBD curriculum, pending implementation 2022.

Mentoring program with a new focus on Women in Radiology and close relationship with the department chair



Conventional and electronic libraries of up-to-date resources

Program subscribes to several on-line resources including Stat-Dx, Radprimer and RadExam

Home of the “Annual Radiology Review Course”, now entering its 11th year, preparing residents for the RC exam

Home of the “Prep for Call Course”, ensuring PGY2 residents are ready to start call

Resident resource rooms at both main campuses

Funding for conferences, AIRP, wellness initiatives and more!


Highlight: Simulation

We have a comprehensive simulation curriculum which includes procedural training at the Simulation Center that is integrated with resident Clinical Procedural Education. Simulation workshops include: Call Preparation, Oral Exam Skills, Communication Skills, Crisis Management (collaboration with Anaesthesia), Musculoskeletal, Neuroradiology, Breast, Chest and Abdominal technical skills. This program continues to grow and evolve every year. The University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Center is one of the largest and best equipped in the country.



Living in Ottawa is a thrill! The Nation’s Capital city is large enough to provide big-city services, but not too big to be overwhelming. Housing and cost of living is more affordable than in larger or similar sized cities and walking, biking or running to work is entirely feasible. Nature trails and parks abound, rivers and lakes are plentiful, and skiing is only fifteen minutes away. What a great place to spend a residency because studying is not all there is to it. You must also live through it! For more information and great photos, please visit Ottawa Tourism and City of Ottawa.


We are very proud of our residency program and hope you will consider applying. Come and be part of it!

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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 University of Ottawa - Diagnostic Radiology - Ottawa.
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

Ottawa parliament buildings from the river
Ottawa is Canada’s capital, in the east of southern Ontario, near the city of Montréal and the U.S. border. Sitting on the Ottawa River, it has at its centre Parliament Hill, with grand Victorian architecture and museums such as the National Gallery of Canada, with noted collections of indigenous and other Canadian art. The park-lined Rideau Canal is filled with boats in summer and ice-skaters in winter.

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