Updates from the UofT ObGyn Residency Program

Jul 30, 2019

Residency Update BannerWelcome to New Residents

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome new residents to the OBGYN Residency Program.

  • DANESH, Ghazal (PGY1)
  • FERRARO, Zachary (PGY1)
  • GOLDBERG, Hanna (PGY1)
  • HASAN, Ahmad (PGY1)
  • HASEGAWA, Lindsay (PGY1)
  • IANCU, Ana (PGY2)
  • KHAN, Haniya (PGY1)
  • LI, Angela (PGY1)
  • LIU, Jessica (PGY1)
  • MILMAN, Tal (PGY1)
  • SMITH, Martha (PGY1)
  • MURPHY, Alix (PGY1)
  • PIO, Graciella (PGY1)

Faculty and residents can view the ObGyn Resident Composite on Quercus under “General Information” at q.utoronto.ca (you will need your UTORid and password to log in).

Rotation Objectives

This is a reminder that all rotation objectives are available on the ObGyn website. This includes all PGY1 and PGY2 rotation objectives, which follow the new Competency-By-Design curriculum.

Changes to the Sign-Off of Rotation Plans

At the beginning of each rotation block, Rotation Coordinators are asked to meet with each resident to review the rotation objectives (required for Royal College accreditation). In previous years, the program has tracked this by requiring the Resident and Rotation Supervisor to sign a rotation plan, submitting it to the program office during the first week of the block.

To streamline this process, a new field has been added to each ITER/ITAR where the Rotation Coordinator will be required to confirm whether they have reviewed the rotation objectives with the resident. This will replace submitting the paper-based rotation plan.

Resident Reflection Pilot

New this year, residents will be required to complete a resident reflection within the comments section of their ITER/ITAR. They will need to print/download a copy of their ITER/ITAR, including their reflection, to discuss with the site or rotation coordinator at the beginning of their next ObGyn rotation. This new requirement does not apply to off-service rotations.

The reflection will include three goals for the upcoming rotation, based on the feedback they received. It will be at the discretion of the coordinator, whether the reflection is reviewed and discussed in person or by email.

Year At A Glance

Below is a list of important residency program dates for the 2019-20 academic year. Mark your calendars!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 NRP Course (mandatory for PGY1s)
September 9 & 10, 2019 PGY2 CMPA
Friday, September 6, 2019 PGY1 Transfusion Camp (mandatory, cannot be post-call)
September 23-27, 2019 STAR20 PGY1 Interviews
September 25-28, 2019 International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) in Ottawa
Monday, September 23, 2019 at 6:00PM PGY1 Welcome Reception
September 21-23, 2019 PGY2 Surgical Foundations Exam Prep
September 24-25, 2019 PGY2 Surgical Foundations Exam
Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6:00PM CaRMS20 Info Night
October 28, 29 & 30, 2019 Health Research Bootcamp with Dr. Kellie Murphy
Fridays, November 15 & 22, 2019 PGY2-5 OSCE Exams
Monday, November 11, 2019 Faculty Development Day
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 CaRMS20 RSSC Meeting
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 PGY1-5 APOG/SOGC Exam
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 PGY1-5 COG-PPI Testing
Friday, January 31, 2020 PGY1 Transfusion Camp (mandatory, cannot be post-call)
Friday, January 31, 2020 CaRMS20 Interviews
Friday, January 31, 2020 at 5:30PM CaRMS20 Wine & Cheese
Saturday, February 1, 2020 CaRMS20 Interviews
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 CaRMS20 Rank Order Meeting
Friday, February 28, 2020 PGY1-5 Resident Retreat
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 CaRMS20 Match Day
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 PGY1-5 COG-PPI Testing
April-May 2020 (Dates TBA) STAR20 PGY1 PEAP
Friday, April 3, 2020 PGY1 Transfusion Camp (mandatory, cannot be post-call)
Tues-Wed, April 28-29, 2020 PGY5 Royal College Written Exams
Fridays, May 22 & 29, 2020 PGY2-4 OSCE Exams
Friday, May 8, 2020 ObGyn Research Day
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 PGY5 Royal College OSCE Exams
Friday, June 5, 2019 PGY1 Transfusion Camp (mandatory, cannot be post-call)
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 PGY1 OSATS
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 PGY5 Graduation Event
June 2020 (date TBA) PGY5 BBQ Celebration


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