Education

The overall objective of this training program is to provide an educational opportunity that enables the resident with previous experience in General Paediatrics to obtain the theoretical, clinical, and laboratory knowledge, skills and attitudes to function as a clinical consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine. At completion of the two year training period the candidate should be capable of functioning independently as a consultant with a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles of pulmonary physiology and pathophysiology, and a detailed knowledge and experience in the management of paediatric respiratory disorders. The trainee should be capable of supervising a clinical paediatric pulmonary function laboratory, demonstrate scholarship, and have a defined approach toward continuing medical education.

Trainees who wish to pursue an academic career as a clinician-scientist in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine will require an additional two and preferably three years of training where research constitutes 100 per cent of their effort. Such opportunities are available within the Division of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine (Lung Biology or other programmes of the Research Institute of The Hospital for Sick Children).

There has been steady increase in the number of trainees within the Division from Canada and around the world. 

The Royal College of Physicians of Canada has consistently given its full approval to the Division’s training program.

Contact:

Beverley Nutt - Training Program Coordinator
Paediatric Respiratory Medicine
The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5G1X8
Telephone: 416-813-6248
email: respmed.trainingprogram@sickkids.ca

Dr. Melinda Solomon -  Training Program Director
Paediatric Respiratory Medicine
The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5G1X8
Telephone: 416-813-6248
email: respmed.trainingprogram@sickkids.ca

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