Postgraduate Medical Education Program

Dr. Rayfel Schneider
Associate Chair of Paediatrics, Education

Dr. Adelle Atkinson
Director, Postgraduate Medical Education Program

Introduction

The Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto offers complete postgraduate training in paediatrics and all of the related paediatric subspecialties. The Paediatric Residency is fully approved by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and by the American Board of Pediatrics. Accreditation of subspecialties is as follows:

Certificate of special competence after prior certification in paediatrics

Cardiology
Clinical Immunology and Allergy
Endocrinology and Metabolism
Gastroenterology
Haematology
Infectious Diseases
Nephrology
Respiratory Medicine
Rheumatology

Accreditation without certification after prior certification in a speciality including paediatrics

Clinical Pharmacology
Critical Care Medicine
Developmental Paediatrics
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Paediatric Emergency Medicine

There are two freestanding programs of the Royal College

Paediatric Neurology- trainees do one year of paediatrics prior to entering their 4-year neurology program. 

Medical Genetics - trainees do approximately 6 months of paediatrics through the first and second year of their training program.

Neither of these two specialities is certified as paediatricians at the end of their training.

Fellowships offered at the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children without Royal College status

Adolescent Medicine