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Applying to the Nuclear Medicine Residency Program

Eligibility

Nuclear Medicine Residency candidates must have completed an accredited Radiology training program and be certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Diagnostic Radiology. Proof of these qualifications must be provided by all applicants.

Getting an Application

You may download the application form. When putting together your application please make sure to include a CV and letter (details below) and make arrangements for referees to send letters under separate cover.

If you cannot download the application you may request one by e-mail (don't forget to include your complete mailing address) or contact the Nuclear Medicine Residency Program at the address and telephone number below. 

Nuclear Medicine Residency Program
Department of Medical Imaging
University of Toronto
263 McCaul Street - 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W7
Canada

Phone: (416) 946-8347
Fax: (416) 978-6915
E-mail: ayethida.walker@utoronto.ca

Curriculum Vitae & Candidate’s Letter

Include an up to date copy of your curriculum vitae with your application as well as a letter which contains any additional information you feel will be of use in the fellowship selection process.

References

Please have each of three referees send letters of reference directly to:

Dr. Amer Shammas
c/o Ayethida Walker
Department of Medical Imaging
University of Toronto
263 McCaul Street - 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W7
Canada
Phone: (416) 946-8347
Fax: (416) 978-6915

An application is not complete until three letters of reference have been received under separate cover by the University of Toronto Department of Medical Imaging administrative office. Do not send letters to the Nuclear Medicine Program Director’s hospital address. If pressed for time, letters of reference may be sent by fax to (416) 978-6915 but you must ensure that your referees follow their fax by mailing the signed originals. Reference letters must not accompany your application, and they must not be sent by e-mail. One of your referees should be your Radiology Residency Program Director.

Note: it is the applicant’s responsibly to ensure that all reference letters are received by the Department of Medical Imaging administrative office. Referees will not be contacted by the Department for the purpose of requesting these letters.

Interviews

Applications will be reviewed by the Admission Sub-Committee as soon as they are complete (application form, candidate’s letter, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant documents, three letters of reference). This review process takes a minimum of three weeks from the time the last reference letter is received. Once applications have been considered by the Committee, candidates will be contacted by the program. Short-listed candidates will be asked to interview.

Deadlines

2018-2020 academic years: Deadline for receipt of applications is July 31, 2016.

Interviews for the 2018-2020 academic years will take place in November/December 2016.

Applications received after the deadline will be held until after the first round of acceptances in December. These applications will be considered for any positions that may remain open at that time.

Sites

Nuclear Medicine residents rotate through more than one site. There are four sites that participate in the Nuclear Medicine Residency Program, and these are:

  • St. Michael's Hospital
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • The Hospital for Sick Children
  • The Joint Department of Medical Imaging (MSH-UHN-WCH; these five hospitals share one Department of Medical Imaging housed in five separate locations: Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital and Women's College Hospital)

Certification

All residents, regardless of country of origin, must possess a valid Certificate of Registration authorising Postgraduate Education, which is also known as an educational license. This is a license to practice medicine in a supervised setting, and it is issued by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO).

All residents must also carry malpractice insurance which is issued by the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA).

Accreditation

The Nuclear Medicine Residency program is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).  The training is not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), which only accredits US programs.