Dr. Edward Seale

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Kim Rozon

Program Administrator
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Program Highlights

Match your passion at the University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa, Department of Family Medicine Ottawa stream refers to our Teaching Units. This stream offers an opportunity to train at one of four teaching sites; Civic, Riverside, Bruyère and Primrose located in the city of Ottawa area.

Resident participation is vital to the integrity and growth of our program. Residents participate in all committees in the educational program and play a substantial role in shaping the academic direction of the program.

All teaching sites are affiliated with one of the hospitals located in Ottawa (General, Riverside, Civic and Bruyère), and offer a variety of specialty and hospital-based Family Medicine opportunities.

The residency program offers a wide range of flexibility within individual training schedules to allow residents to further their own specific learning goals and maximize attainment of competencies, such as obstetrics, palliative care, sports medicine, women’s health, inner city medicine, etc.

All Unit-based residents have a rural rotation in each of their years of residency. The balance of the urban and rural skills allows our residents to become well-rounded, clinically competent family physicians.

While French is not a requirement, there is ample opportunity for residents to acquire and develop their French language skills.

Global health opportunities are highly supported by a strong team of family physicians. Residents have an opportunity to travel to Benin or Baffin Island.

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General Information

Applications may be submitted in either English or French. If you are applying to more than one stream you may submit only ONE PERSONAL LETTER with a statement identifying which other streams you are applying to and the reasons. Reference letters will be accepted in both languages. Please note that all selected candidates must master the English language (oral and written).


Communication Preference

Our preferred manner of communicating with all applicants is via email.


Internal Match

Applicants will be accepted into the residency program according to the norms of CaRMS. As soon as the match results are announced, we will be contacting successful candidates to complete an internal match of residents to the Family Medicine Teaching sites; the new residents will be asked to rank their preferences of assignment in order. Historically, most residents (more than 80%) get matched to one of their top three choices; we do reserve the right to determine placement according to the capacity of individual training sites.

Please note that in our program it is important that residents have an independent means of transportation to get from their Family Medicine placement to their rotation training sites and to rural practices; public transportation may not be sufficient.


Enhanced Skills training/PGY 3 opportunities

Our program offers a number of training opportunities beyond the 2 years of residency. We offer PGY-3 training in Emergency Medicine leading to a certificate of special competence issued by the College of Family Physicians of Canada as well as Palliative Medicine training and Enhanced Skills training in care of the elderly, anaesthesia, women’s health, sport medicine, mental health, paediatrics and maternal health care. We also welcome proposals for self-directed Enhanced Skills training.


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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 - Family Medicine CMG - Ottawa - Unit based.
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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Ottawa parliament buildings from the river
Ottawa - Unit based
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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