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.