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Program Highlights

Basic information about our program

We offer a comprehensive 5-year training program in Plastic Surgery, including all core competencies and enriched subspecialty training.

The Ottawa Hospital (TOH), our primary academic training institution, is the regional Level One trauma center and serves a catchment area of 1.2 million people. Residents also rotate through the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), our community site the Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH), and the Ross Tilley Burn Centre at Sunnybrook in Toronto.

At the Civic Hospital residents are exposed to craniofacial trauma, peripheral nerve surgery, reconstructive microsurgery with emphasis on trauma reconstruction, as well as complex hand & wrist surgery. The General and Riverside campuses offer exposure to alloplastic and autologous breast reconstruction, oncologic surgery with complex reconstructive microsurgery, as well as gender-affirming top surgery and aesthetic surgery. The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario offers clinical exposure to pediatric plastic surgery including trauma, cleft lip/palate, craniosynostosis, brachial plexus, and congenital hand. Community plastic surgery rotations are completed at the Queensway Carleton Hospital in PGY-2 and PGY-3.

Further information about our program, including education, research, and faculty can be found on our website.

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General Information

All candidates must meet the Ontario criteria of eligibility.

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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 - Plastic Surgery - Ottawa.
Ontario
Effective October 4th, 2023 
PGY1
$67,044.99
PGY2
$72,804.48
PGY3
$78,190.61
PGY4
$84,712.26
PGY5
$90,073.03
PGY6
$95,190.86
PGY7
$99,836.15
PGY8
$105,844.41
PGY9
$109,734.47
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
No
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
Yes
Extended Health Insurance
Yes
Provincial Dues (% of salary)
1.3%
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
Regular:
$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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