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Our goal is to provide our trainees with experience in all the major disciplines of internal medicine. The PGY1 year is focused mainly on inpatient ward experiences but also involves some consult rotations, ER, Airway/ICU and Neurology rotations. The PGY2 residents serve as team leaders on the CTUs, complete their ICU training, ambulatory and consult rotations. The PGY3 residents supervise patient care and teaching on the CTUs and continue rotations in ambulatory and consult services. Download the Queen's Internal Medicine residency program brochure here.


Transition to Discipline

Foundations of Discipline

Core of Discipline

3 months

9 months

24 months

Queen's IM Bootcamp

General medicine ward

General medicine ward

General medicine ward

Medical short stay team

ICU (2)

Subspecialty ward

Subspecialty ward


Subspecialty consult


Elective (2)





Community medicine

Subspecialty (9) clinics/consults



GIM consults & clinics


Cardiology Wards

   Elective (1)

Night Float




We guarantee all our trainees 4 years of training in order to be eligible for the Royal College exams. All trainees MUST apply for any subspecialty programs ( through the nationally run PGY4 CaRMS match. 

Queen’s has many active research programs and residents are encouraged to join with a mentor to complete a research project. Time is available for research blocks and residents who take this opportunity are expected to present at the annual resident research day. Evidence of other scholarly activities (such as Grand Round presentations, quality assurance project, case report, chart reviews) are a required part of training.

Our program supports residents who are interested in pursuing a clinician scientist career on research to participate in the Clinical Investigator Program (CIP). For more information you can visit the CIP website:


Conference Attendance

Residents have up to 7 days of educational/professional leave each year and the department will sponsor residents to present at national meetings.

Vacation & Days off

As per PARO rules, residents are entitled to 20 week days and 8 weekend days (4 weeks) vacation per year, plus 5 days off over either Christmas or New Year, and one floating day. In addition, we allow 5 days off for interviews for the PGY3 residents for MSM CaRMS interviews.

We also are proud to have a diverse group of residents, and are always happy to make accommodations for residents with religious or cultural observances that fall outside of Canada’s standard holidays.