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General Information

The Department of Psychiatry at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University is committed to providing residents with a comprehensive training program. We aim to have our trainees increase their knowledge throughout educational experiences and prepare them for lifelong learning. Our mission is to produce outstanding psychiatrists to serve the community, contribute to academic endeavours, and to better the field of psychiatry. To this end, our goal is to attract and train individuals who have excellent interpersonal skills, sound clinical judgment, high ethical and professional standards, and a genuine interest in psychiatry. The size of our program is ideal for supporting residents’ development into competent psychiatrists. The number of residents is small enough to allow for individual attention through regular one-to-one supervision from highly skilled faculty. Trainees also learn a tremendous amount from their peers as our size facilitates cohesiveness among residency years. With an array of settings and patient populations from which to choose, our residents enjoy individualized learning experiences. Our residents are deeply committed to their education and take an active and substantive role in the program’s continuous improvement.

Our goal is to serve our communities’ mental health needs, advance innovation, and foster lifelong learning by advancing a culture of collaboration, excellence, and compassion infused with meaning and joy. We strive to provide compassionate, person-centred, collaborative, and evidence-informed care within a framework of continuous quality improvement and engagement with families, partners-in-care, and patients. We seek to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illnesses and addictions and provide hope to people struggling with these challenges. If you are interested, come join us!

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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 Western University - Psychiatry - London.
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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Cityscape of London
London is a Canadian city in southwestern Ontario, just north of Lake Erie and the U.S. border. It’s home to the University of Western Ontario. Among the city’s range of museums are Museum London, a showcase for regional art and historical artefacts, and the interactive Children’s Museum. The city centre features numerous parks and greenways along the Thames River.

Resident Experience

Current resident
Autonomy , community involvement, support to explore interests