Dr. Deanna Quon

Program Director

Crystal Adam

Program Administrator
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Canadian Medical Graduates

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Program Highlights

  • Well structured academic curriculum for half days with a strong emphasis on CanMEDS roles, which enables us to train well rounded physiatrists.
  • Multiple training sites with exposure to all core physiatry sub-specialties, including pediatric physiatry, and respiratory and cardiac rehab.
  • Track record of training a wide range of both community and academic physiatrists who have gone into many different subspecialties.
  • Annual anatomy half days in the University of Ottawa anatomy lab, simulation sessions at the Sim Centre and ultrasound training sessions.
  • Strong culture of feedback and ability to adapt and be flexible, as demonstrated recently in the setting of a pandemic.
  • Biannual Practice Written and OSCE examinations.
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General Information

All candidates must meet the Ontario criteria of eligibility.

  • Our program is well supported by PM&R and off-service staff who are genuinely interested in meeting your learning needs/objectives and are engaged in resident education.
  • Tight-knit resident group from a variety of different backgrounds/experiences who organize multiple social events together every year.
  • Ottawa is the 4th largest city in Canada and often voted by MacLean’s and MoneySense magazine as a top community to live in overall. It is home to a range of museums, art galleries, even an NHL hockey team. Perfect city to raise a family in!
  • Close proximity to amazing national/provincial parks, and great access to hiking, cycling, nordic and alpine skiing, and skating.
  • Ottawa is a bilingual city, with multiple job opportunities for partners as it is a large economic centre with diverse jobs in high-tech, government and other important sectors such as health and education.


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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 - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - 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.

Resident Experience

Michael Osmond
4th Year
We have a very supportive program director that responds to our feedback in a timely and effective manner. Feedback is at the forefront of our program, with biannual program reviews with the residents sharing any program or academic concerns with a PM&R staff representative and having them addressed between the program director and other committees subsequently. Our teaching is phenomenal; Dr. Dudek and Dr. Dojeiji are considered internationally renown for medical education and Dr. Dudek was instrumental with the CBME curriculum in Ottawa and implementing it effectively for our own residents over the past 1.5 years. We have fairly a variety of fairly unique teaching opportunities in our program: including annual 2 month anatomy academic half days in the UofO Anatomy Labs, Annual PM&R Emergency Simulation sessions at the UofO Sim Center, U/S and U/S guided injection teaching in the UofO Anatomy Labs and Media training sessions with a professional media team. Finally, we have formative evaluations of our progress in residency with biannual practice written and OSCE exams created by our PM&R staff that attempts to mimic the types of questions and experiences you may have during the Royal College examination.

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