Welcome to Queen's Rheumatology!


The Rheumatology residency program at Queen's University offers residents an outstanding educational experience and fully prepares graduates for exciting careers in independent practice and academic medicine.  Our two-year training program is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and we are proud of its many strengths including:

Excellent Clinical Exposure to Rheumatic Diseases
The KGH Rheumatology clinics receive referrals from a very large area.  Large numbers of patients with inflammatory arthritis, connective tissue diseases and vasculitides are seen every year.

Research Opportunities
Division members are active in a number of research areas. There is active Epidemiology Research in a variety of areas related to Rheumatic Diseases and a Master of Science degree is offered through the Department of Epidemiology.  Strong links exist with Clinical Mechanics, Pathology, and Rehabilitation, while a strong component of Epidemiological Research in Osteoporosis is available through the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CAMOS).

Opportunities in Medical Education
Rheumatology trainees have a variety of opportunities to develop and practice teaching skills by teaching both residents and medical students.

Excellent Faculty and Mentorship
The Division of Rheumatology at Queen’s University is known for dedicated faculty who enjoy teaching and providing mentorship, including career guidance, to postgraduate trainees.

Collegial Environment
There is a supportive and collegial environment at both Queen’s University and Kingston General Hospital. The community of subspecialty residents is a friendly one, sharing close connections with the Core Internal Medicine residents.

If you have any questions about the program, please don't hesitate to contact us.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Marie Clements-Baker, MD, FRCPC
Program Director