Dr. Adrienne Tan

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Tammy Mok

Program Officer
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Program Highlights

The Department of Psychiatry in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, with its unique breadth and depth of expertise, is well positioned to shape the future of psychiatry. Our vision is to improve access and transform mental health care through education, research, and professional development that meets the needs of our communities.

The core psychiatry residency program at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto is built on a strong foundation of research, scholarship, and education. Teaching, fostering lifelong learning, continuous performance improvement, and a strong sense of professional identity are central to our residency program’s mission.

Wellness and Community

Resident wellness and community is supported in a variety of ways – through the PRAT (Psychiatry Residents’ Association of Toronto), strong resident leadership through our Chief Residents and PRAT co-presidents, alongside faculty who are dedicated to fostering and welcoming the next generation of psychiatrists. We deeply value the learner experience and our faculty teachers endeavor to role model a high standard of professional behaviour.

Teaching and Learning: Competence by Design (CBD)

Our residency program is a leader in competency-based medical education (CBME) with the implementation of CBD, Canada’s model for CBME in postgraduate medical education. Education leadership in the Department of Psychiatry have led innovations in key components of CBD including workplace-based assessment, coaching, feedback and personalized learning plans. For more information on CBD in the residency program, please see our website. The residency program leverages the size and capacity of the department to deliver a dynamic and responsive curriculum to prepare residents for independent practice.

Collaboration and Integration

The broader community within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto creates a powerful network that influences and leads all aspects of mental health care, research, and scholarship. Through strong relationships between clinicians and researchers, alumni and faculty, the university and hospitals, our residents have the opportunity to participate in training experiences at the vanguard of cutting edge research, clinical excellence, and education.

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General Information

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Faces of Psychiatry

This project is a digital transformation of an initiative first developed in 2004 in print format. We are now introducing short YouTube videos with our featured faculty and residents. We hope that these videos will broaden the understanding of our Department and our work as psychiatrists and residents for potential students, residents, fellows and future faculty. Our current features include:

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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 - Psychiatry - 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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Toronto city skyline from the water
Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, is a major Canadian city along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. It’s a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic, free-standing CN Tower. Toronto also has many green spaces, from the orderly oval of Queen’s Park to 400-acre High Park and its trails, sports facilities and zoo.