The Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism offers a two-year subspecialty residency training program. Our program is designed to provide residents with the knowledge, skills and experience to practice as consultants in endocrinology and metabolism.
The Queen's University Endocrinology and Metabolism will be entering it's first year of the CaRMS Medical subspecialty match in September 2020. We are pleased to provide the newly designed program to one resident per year. The curriculum has been designed in the competency based medical education model, which emphasizes the importance of assessing trainees as they progress through the stages of training. We offer a robust program of assessment with diverse assessment modalities. Through an iterative process, the program will continue to evolve and improve over time through feedback.
As a tertiary care center, trainees will be exposed to a large breadth of conditions while practicing in a smaller city center. Trainees will be supported by dedicated faculty with diverse skills and interests who can provide exceptional experiences in various subspecialty areas of Endocrinology and Metabolism. We strive to create a learning plan unique to each learner to facilitate their progression towards becoming independent competent physicians in this discipline.
The Queen's community is friendly and welcomes equally applicants interested in either an academic or community career. We look forward to inviting you to Queen’s for your interview, and would be happy to speak to any candidates interested in our program.
The Queen's University Endocrinology and Metabolism training program was designed to provide excellent exposure to the breadth of practice while also providing significant opportunity for flexibility through selective and elective opportunities. The curriculum promotes progressive independence as candidates progress in their training.
The majority of the resident's clinical training will take place in the ambulatory clinic setting. These include general Endocrinology and Metabolism clinics in addition to various specialty clinics such as the Trans health clinic, multidisciplinary thyroid cancer clinic, thyroid nodule assessment clinic, insulin pump clinic, multidisciplinary neuropituitary clinic and Diabetes in pregnancy clinic. In first year, resident will have one block in each of the following: Pediatric Endocrinology, Lab Medicine and Pathology, Inpatient Diabetes Consult Service, and Research.
Throughout the two year training program, residents will have 2 electives and 2 selectives to enhance their tailored training experience. Selective opportunities available to residents at our institution include: nuclear medicine and radiology, diabetic foot care, osteoporosis clinic, bariatric medicine clinic, Endocrine related ophthalmology, reproductive medicine and additional research blocks. A longitudinal resident led (staff supported) clinic will flow through the entire training program to provide residents with the opportunity to triage and select cases of interest and to follow them over time.
Clinical knowledge will be supplemented with a weekly academic half-day curriculum intended to provide not only medical expert content but also to support resident in their development of other CanMEDS competencies: leader, scholar, collaborator, communicator, health advocate, professional. Residents are expected to pursue a scholarly project of their choosing with the support of faculty. In light of the current pandemic, our residents will be trained to deliver high quality telemedicine to patients through virtual and telephone visits and provided with all appropriate equipment and software. Similarly, delivery of educational content may be modified when necessary through the use of virtual meetings and online learning tasks.
Admission to the Endocrinology & Metabolism program at Queen's University is through the Medicine Subspecialty Match, coordinated by the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS).
Interviews for the 2021 academic year will take place on September 18, 2020.
Residents will be supported in their pursuit of a scholarly project of their choice. Residents will meet regularly with a research advisor. Scholarly activities may include clinical, educational, health promotion or quality improvement projects. A dedicated research block takes place in the first year of the training program with opportunities for additional research blocks in the second year. Residents will have access to the Translational Institute of Medicine (TIME) infrastructure to connect with clinicians and researchers with related interests. https://uniweb.time.queensu.ca/network
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