Dr. Edward Seale
Canadian Medical Graduates
The University of Ottawa, Department of Family Medicine Community stream refers to community teaching practices sites; we offer placements in 25 community practice sites located in the city of Ottawa area.
Learners are clinically based in one of community teaching sites and are academically to a community practice for all core educational activities.
In this stream, we offer a variety of training opportunities as well as modified rural streams (with Family Medicine core rotations done in a rural setting, and specialty rotations done in the city of Ottawa).
While French is not a requirement, there is ample opportunity for residents to acquire and develop their French language skills.
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 community sites are affiliated with one of the hospitals located in Ottawa (General or Civic) 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 needs, in order to maximize the attainment of baseline competencies, as well as enhanced opportunities in obstetrics, palliative care, sports medicine, women’s health, inner city medicine, etc.
All community-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.
Global health opportunities are highly supported by a strong team of family physicians. Residents have an opportunity to travel to Benin or Iqaluit.
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).
Our preferred manner of communicating with all applicants is via email.
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 Centres and community practices; 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.
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.
Médecine familiale / Family Medicine
Current – retroactive to July 1st, 2020
Effective July 1st, 2021
Effective July 1st, 2022
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.
Updated July 16, 2021