Dr. Kevin Weingarten

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Courtney Smart

Program Administrator
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Program Highlights

The Paediatric Residency Program at the University of Toronto, thrives on a diverse patient population, excellent resources, and an outstanding teaching faculty. The Core Paediatric Residency Training Program, is a priority for the Department of Paediatrics, and as such, an outstanding learning environment exists. The program is diverse and inclusive, fostering a welcoming environment where everyone belongs.

A career counselling program is in place, resident retreats are organized on a yearly basis, and social functions including a baseball game, holiday party, and many other activities arranged by the resident engagement committee ensure an excellent spirit of camaraderie. In addition, a wellness committee run by residents with faculty support, ensures a proactive approach to the health and well-being of our residents, building skills and resilience.

The Hospital for Sick Children provides primary, secondary and tertiary care to the local community and tertiary and quaternary level care to the rest of Ontario and beyond, when required. There is a very busy emergency room and general paediatric unit where common paediatric problems are seen in large numbers. In addition, all paediatric subspecialities exist at The Hospital for Sick Children which ensure exceptional patient volume and variety. The Atrium tower provides spacious modern facilities for a family-centered-care approach to our paediatric patients. Residents have access to electronic medical resources. While much of the residency training is spent at The Hospital for Sick Children, residents also have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience at a growing number of our community affiliates.

Advocacy and social responsibility are core values of the Department of Paediatrics and are emphasized in the Residency Training Program. The program has a well integrated advocacy program, run by residents with faculty oversight. Social Paediatrics is emphasized and taught throughout the program, appropriately layered throughout the academic curriculum, a part of everything we do. Child Health Policy and Patient Safety are also woven into the curriculum through teaching and clinical experiences.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion are also core values of the program. in 2020, the program launched its EDI committee, the mandate of which is to ensure the residency program embraces and implements the principles of EDI in everything we do. This committee is chaired by residents, with resident representation from within and outside the program, with members who have experience in EDI.

Experiences in Global Child Health have become an integral part of the training program. Many residents take part in international electives, research and local courses pertaining to issues affecting these populations. Oversight of international electives exists (both within the program and through the University of Toronto) to ensure our trainees are fully supported with their international endeavours.

Residents in the program have an opportunity to participate in teaching activities, both formal and informal, scholarly projects, advocacy, committee work, leadership roles, curriculum development and resident selection.

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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 - Pediatrics - 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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