Dr. Lara Williams
The General Surgery Program at the University of Ottawa is ideal for those interested in either an academic career or a community practice.
We have a state of the art Skills and Simulation Centre that provides excellent training in laparoscopic and open techniques as well as team based training.
We offer a comprehensive Surgical Scientist Program (SSP) for those interested in academic surgery. We also provide excellent opportunities to obtain first hand general surgery experience within a community setting at one of our partnering hospitals.
The Ottawa Hospital serves a population of 1.3 million people in Eastern Ontario. We are a hospital with 1202 beds with a very large volume of both benign and cancer general surgery diagnoses. We are the second largest cancer center in the country and perform over 50,000 surgical cases per year. The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is the 5th overall hospital for research funding in Canada. There are a variety of graduate programs available to residents in our training program in the following domains: Basic Science Research, Clinical Epidemiology, Health Administration, Education, and Public Health etc. Residents are supported by the Ottawa Hospital Research Methods Center which helps in Clinical Design, Biostatistics and Economic analysis etc.
The city of Ottawa is beautiful with large parks, bicycle paths, and green space. As the capital city of Canada we are home to many museums, cultural and sporting events such as Winterlude, National Capital Race Weekend, Parliament Buildings, and the biggest July 1st celebration in the country.