Introduction

The respiratory training program is central to the mission of the Division of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine at Queen’s University. The program is designed to produce highly competent respiratory specialists, and is geared to meet the needs of individuals wishing to pursue a career in academic respirology as well as those who choose a career in community respirology. The program is of two years duration. The first year consists of ten months of clinical respirology training and two months of intensive care. The second year is flexible and is moulded to the unique needs of each trainee. The second year includes training in clinical respirology, research and other scholarly activity, and elective experiences related to respirology. As per Royal College guidelines, the equivalent of two months, at least, is spent in sleep medicine.