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Program Highlights

  • Training sites serve a diverse patient population, providing a range of clinical situations and practice settings. With over 320 faculty, our trainees are afforded unparalleled opportunities for training, mentorship and career advancement.
  • A supportive and nurturing learning environment that includes a robust Resident Wellness program embedded in all aspects of the residency experience.
  • Integration with the RCPSC Surgical Foundations Program including a dedicated Surgical Skills Prep Camp, focus on Quality Improvement, a year-long seminar series, and preparation for the RCPSC Surgical Foundations exam in PGY2.
  • Weekly Academic Half-Day sessions include reviews of essential topics led by both faculty and residents. PGY1 half days include a foundational surgical skills curriculum, designed to provide basic-to-advanced technical skills in obstetrics and gynaecology using bench models, trainers and computer simulation in a state-of-the-art facility.
  • Our program is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). We seek to use the principles of EDI to inform our work in areas including Research, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS), and Global Health and Community Advocacy. Our residents are leaders and key participants in our department’s EDI initiatives.
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General Information

The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residency Program at the University of Toronto (U of T) is committed to providing our residents with the best possible training experience to ensure their development into outstanding physicians who will contribute to society and the medical community as future leaders, advocates, scholars and educators. Our aim is to nurture a community of obstetricians and gynaecologists that reflects the wide diversity of our home in the Greater Toronto Area and transform women’s health locally, nationally and around the world.

We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all candidates who are interested in becoming leaders in our field. We welcome applications from people of all communities, including but not limited to racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives.


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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 Toronto - Obstetrics and Gynecology - Toronto.
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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