Rheumatology Subspecialty Training Program

Program Highlights:

  • Teaching Staff: 4 full-time rheumatologists
  • Length of program: 2 years
  • Number of trainees: 1 per year
  • Location of training: Kingston General Hospital, Hotel Dieu and St. Mary's of the Lake Hospitals
  • Patient base: 4500 clinic visits/year:1200 new consultations/year: 150 in-hospital consultations/year

Program Design:

Year 1:

  • General rheumatology out-patient clinics (minimum 4/week)
  • All in-patient consultations and emergency referrals
  • Research project-begin with thesis development and literature review
  • Rheumatology specialty rounds/journal club weekly
  • Combined rheumatology-orthopedic-rehabilitation rounds-4/year
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching-2 hrs/week - specialized MSK clinical skills

Year 2:

  • Selectives 4-6 months in total: orthopedics, radiology, rehabilitation, immunology
  • Pediatric rheumatology: 4 weeks - OPTIONAL- Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, CHEO, Ottawa or Montreal Children's Hospital
  • General rheumatology: 4-6 months: 2 clinics/week minimum
  • Research project: completion and manuscript preparation
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching: 2 hr/week

Program Strengths

A small centre with dedicated teachers who have a strong commitment to teaching, service and research; a variety of clinical material which is readily accessible to trainees; and a pleasant working and living environment. We have had over 20 trainees of whom have been successful in completing their Royal College examinations and finding suitable practice opportunities in Canada or the U.S.A.

Program Director

Dr. M. Joneja
Etherington Hall 2004
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6

Tel 613-533-3230
Fax: 613-533-3244
E-mail: mj6@post.queensu.ca


  • Dr. T.P. Anastassiades
  • Dr. I. Dwosh
  • Dr. M. Joneja
  • Dr. T. Towheed