Postgraduate Electives

The Department of Medicine’s 19 postgraduate training programs offer a wide array of elective opportunities. If you are a resident or fellow interested in participating in an elective, please review the options and corresponding contacts below. For information regarding eligibility and application requirements, please visit the Postgraduate Medical Education Office’s elective site

The Department of Medicine does not organize electives for medical students. If you are a medical degree student looking to complete an elective, please visit Undergraduate Medical Education’s elective site.

CARDIOLOGY

The Division of Cardiology's Residency Training Program offers the following electives. Please email the appropriate contact to inquire about rotation details and availability.

Elective

Contact
Cardiology consults at Toronto General Hospital Dr. Amar Uxa
Cardiology elective at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Dr. Jeffrey Pang
Cardiology service at Sinai Health System Dr. Seam Balmain
Cardiology ward at Toronto Western Hospital Dr. Melitta Mezody
Coronary Care Unit at St. Michael's Hospital Dr. Neil Fam
Coronary Care Unit at Toronto General Hospital Dr. Chris Overgaard

CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY & ALLERGY

The Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy Residency Training Program offers electives in:

  1. General clinical immunology and allergy
  2. Drug safety

Please contact program coordinator, Heather Johnston, to inquire about rotation details and availability.

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY & TOXICOLOGY

The Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology offers a variety of electives. Please contact Donna Tedesco to inquire about rotation details and availablity. 

DERMATOLOGY

The Division of Dermatology's Residency Training Program offers electives at the following sites. Please email the appropriate contact to inquire about rotation details and availability.

Elective Sites

Contact
Hospital for Sick Children Sarah Fortino
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Lyn Sarceda
Toronto Western Hospital Maria Medina
Women's College Hospital Laura Barwell

EMERGENCY MEDICINE

The Division of Emergency Medicine's Residency Training Program offers electives at the following sites. Please email the appropriate contact to inquire about rotation details and availability.

Elective Sites

Contact
St. Michael's Hospital Simon 
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Paola Tiverton
University Health Network Julie Johnson
North York General Kerry Fraser
General elective inquiries & information regarding alternative elective sites Jenn Robertson

ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM

The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism Residency Training Program offers general electives at various teaching sites please contact the Endocrinology & Metabolism program coordinator to inquire about rotation details and availability.

GASTROENTEROLOGY

The Division of Gastroenterology provides electives at our various teaching sites, with diverse areas of focus, including general gastroenterology, hepatology, inflammatory bowel disease, motility, nutrition, and pancreaticobiliary disorders.

Please contact the program coordinator to inquire about rotation details and availability.

GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE

The Division of General Internal Medicine Residency Training Program offers electives in:

  1. Ambulatory internal medicine
  2. Hospitalist
  3. Medical consult

Please contact program coordinator, Hayley Spence, to inqure about rotation details and availability.

GERIATRIC MEDICINE

The Division of Geriatric Medicine Residency Training Program offers the following electives. Please email the appropriate contact to inquire about rotation details and availability.

Elective Contact
Geriatric medicine Liis-Ann Klein
Geriatric rehabilitation Dr. Vicky Chau and Libby Mendonca

HEMATOLOGY

The Division of Hematology Residency Training Program offers the following electives. Please email the appropriate contact to inquire about rotation details and availability.

Elective Contact
Hematology at the University Health Network Glorianna Fam
Hematology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Wanda Nelson
Hematology at St. Michael's Hospital Dr. Martina Trinkaus

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

The Division of Infectious Diseases Residency Training Program offers general infectious disease electives, please contact Deborah Villeneuve to inquire about rotation details and availability.

INTERNAL MEDICINE

If you are a resident enrolled at another university, but would like to request a University of Toronto elective, please contact the appropriate program director for that subspecialty. PGY2-3 residents who are interested in General Internal Medicine (GIM) as a career choice, should refer any requests to GIM subspecialty program director (PGY4-5 program). The following rotation expections apply:

Elective Site Contact
GIM-CTU Junior Medicine

Sinai Health System, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, St. Michael's Hospital,
Toronto General Hospital & Toronto Western Hospital 

Jill Tomac
Hospitalist Medicine Sinai Health System, Toronto General Hospital & Toronto Western Hospital Lorena Manganaan
Hospitalist Medicine St. Michael's Hospital Betty-Ann Lemieux
Hospitalist Medicine Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre  Meera Chail
Emergency Medicine Consults Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Dr. Graham Slaughter
Obstetrical Medicine Sinai Health System Vivien Jordan

MEDICAL ONCOLOGY

The Division of Medical Oncology Residency Training Program offers electives in:

  1. Community at North York General 
  2. Community at St. Michael's Hosptial
  3. Hematology at Odette Cancer Centre
  4. Hematology at Princess Margaret Hospital
  5. Medical Oncology at Odette Cancer Centre
  6. Medical Oncology at Princess Margaret Hospital

Please contact program coordinator, Glorianna Fam, to inquire about rotation details and availabilty.

NEPHROLOGY

The Division of Nephrology Residency Training Program offers electives in:

  1. General nephrology
  2. Geriatric
  3. Glomerular nephritis
  4. Hemodialysis
  5. Stones, hypertension and diabetes ambulatory
  6. Transplant
  7. Transplant ambulatory

Please contact program coordinator, Heather Johnston, to inquire about rotation details and availabilty.

NEUROLOGY

The Division of Neurology Residency Training Program offers electives in:

  1. Behavioural neurology
  2. Concussion
  3. EMG/neuromuscular diseases
  4. Movement disorders
  5. Multiple sclerosis
  6. Neurology CTU
  7. Neuro-oncology
  8. Neuroophthalmology
  9. Sleep neurology
  10. Stroke CTU
  11. Women's issues in neurology

Please contact program coordinator, Daniel Johnston, to inquire about rotation details and availability. All of the above are completed as one block electives and are subject to availability. Multiple Sclerosis, neuroophthalmology and women's issues in neurology require registration at multiple hospitals. 

OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE

The Division of Occupational Medicine Residency Training Program offers a general occupational medicine elective at St. Michael's Hospital. This elective includes occupational dermatology, respirology, toxicology and hand-arm vibration syndrome clinics. Please contact program director, Dr. Aaron Thompson, to inquire about rotation details and availability.

PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION

The Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Training Program offers electives in:

  1. Acquired brain injury at University Health Network (UHN )- Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Centre and Bridgepoint Healthcare 
  2. Amputee rehab at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (outpatient only), St. John’s Rehab and West Park Healthcare 
  3. Chronic pain at UHN - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Centre (outpatient only)
  4. Musculoskeletal inpatient and outpatient at UHN - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Centre and West Park Healthcare 
  5. Spinal cord rehab at UHN - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Lyndhurst Centre 
  6. Stroke rehab at UHN - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Centre and Bridgepoint Healthcare and Providence Healthcare 
  7. Cardiac rehab at UHN - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Rumsey Centre and St. John's Rehab
  8. Electromyography at UHN - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Centre and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Please contact program coordinator, Tracia Young, to inquire about rotation details and availability. 

RESPIROLOGY

The Division of Respirology Residency Training Program offers electives in:

  1. Community respirology
  2. Cystic Fibrosis
  3. General respirology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  4. General respirology at St. Michael's Hospital
  5. General respirology at Toronto General Hospital
  6. General respirology at University Health Network
  7. General respirology at Women's College Hospital
  8. Hereditary hemorrhagic telangrectasia
  9. Interventional pulmonary medicine/thoracic surgery
  10. Lung transplant
  11. Pulmonary hypertension/ILD
  12. Pulmonary rehabilitation
  13. Sleep medicine
  14. Tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycrobaterial infection

Please contact program coordinator, Rhiannon Davies, to inquire about rotation details and availabilty. 

RHEUMATOLOGY

The Division of Rheumatology Residency Training Program offers various electives. Please contact rheumatology program coordinator to inquire about rotation details and availabilty. 

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