Western University - Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Gastroenterology (Residency Program)

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Program Information

School:Western University - Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Field of Study:Gastroenterology
Description:The GI Fellowship at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University is a 2 year program accredited by The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Applicants have typically completed 3 years of Internal Medicine in an accredited Canadian training program. GI Fellows will rotate primarily between University Hospital and Victoria Hospital, which are the two major teaching hospitals in London (population 360,000) serving a referral area of 3 million people. The fellowship incorporates teaching in ambulatory care, inpatient GI management, hepatology and endoscopy. Residents will develop expertise in gastroscopy, colonoscopy, variceal band ligation, and will be exposed to esophageal manometry, capsule endoscopy, ERCP and endoscopic ultrasound. Close linkages exist with other clinical services such as Pathology, Radiology, Surgery, and Liver Transplantation. The program usually has a complement of 5 - 8 GI fellows over the 2 years. This is often a mixture of Canadian and international trainees. At the present time, our Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care positions are capped at 3 per year. All applicants must be eligible for an educational license in the province of Ontario. The fellowship consists of a series of rotations which include ambulatory care, inflammatory bowel disease, endoscopy, hepatology, community gastroenterology, elective and research time. The objectives of the GI program are consistent with the standards of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. GI Fellows are often on home call 1 in 6 and are always supported by an attending GI consultant on call. Remuneration is determined by the Ontario medical resident pay scale for R4 and R5 residents. Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University Residents have an excellent track record for passing the subspecialty examinations in Gastroenterology and many have found excellent positions across the country. The GI Program Director is Karim Qumosani.
URL:Gastroenterology (Residency Program) at Western University - Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Length:2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    All graduates of Canadian and US accredited medical schools who have not had any previous postgraduate medical education should apply for first year (PGY1) positions through the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS). For detailed information on the application process, please access the CaRMS website.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on December 30, 2022