The Palliative Medicine Residency Program at Queen’s University is a two-year sub-specialty training program accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The Program is designed to train physicians who will provide primary and consultant palliative care services, and to provide basic academic training for physicians who may seek academic careers in Palliative Medicine.
Admission to the Adult Palliative Care program at Queen's University is through the Medicine Subspecialty Match, coordinated by the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS).
Each selected candidate will undergo an interview process with a panel of 4 or more interviewers. The interview panel will include the Program Director and a current subspecialty Palliative Medicine resident. Candidates will have an opportunity to ask questions about the residency program at the end of the interview. Candidates who do not have an interview will not be considered for ranking. The candidate will have an opportunity for an informal meeting with the current subspecialty Palliative Medicine trainee. The entire interview process takes most of a working day.
The Academic Palliative Care Rounds are held weekly on Fridays from 8-9 am between September and June at Fenwick Conference Room at KGH. The content includes medical topics, symptom management, supportive care, psychosocial, spiritual and ethical issues relevant for palliative care, palliative education, palliative care research and collaborative care. Rounds are open to all health care professionals, volunteers, students and trainees interested in palliative care.
The Palliative Care Regional Rounds are held monthly on the 3rd Friday of each month from 8-9 am between September to June as a component of the Academic Palliative Care Rounds. The format is variable, including case-based discussion and interactive presentations. The goal of the rounds is to build regional capacity in palliative/end-of-life care through knowledge sharing and collaborative learning.
Palliative Care Evenings & Weekends Call Schedule
Block 5 (Oct 23-Nov 19, 2018)
Palliaitve Care CCSEO Clinic Schedule
Block 5 (Oct 23-Nov 19, 2018)
Resident Presentation Schedule
Palliative Care Resident Weekly Schedule
Week of Dec 17-21, 2018
Week of Jan 7-11, 2019
Week of Jan 14-18, 2019
The majority of training will occur at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) at the KGH and HDH sites. Another significant part of the training will occur at the CCSEO and PCH. All of these sites are located within close proximity of one another and Queen's University in Kingston. There will be 2 mandatory rotations in Ottawa, Ontario - Pediatric Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine, as these academic programs are not available in Kingston. Selective rotations can be taken at centres accredited by the RCPSC, or at international centres that offer a strong educational contribution. The latter will require discussion and review by the Residency Program Committee for Palliative Medicine and the Postgraduate Office at Queen's University to ensure suitability.
QUEEN’S PALLIATIVE MEDICINE BLOCK ROTATION
Welcome to the Queen’s Palliative Medicine Team! Please click links below to access orientation information for your palliative care rotation.
The Knowledge Quiz will be discussed at Tuesday Resident Seminar during Palliative Care rotation.