Skip to main content

FRCPC Residency Program

The Department of Emergency Medicine offers a five-year residency program for those who wish to pursue a career in academic emergency medicine. Our program is nationally recognized and is highly successful in attracting top candidates each year. As one of the first Emergency Medicine residency programs in Canada, our curriculum has been carefully developed and refined to offer our residents an outstanding educational experience.

For general inquiries please email our office or call us at 613-549-6666 x7660.


Dr.  Jaelyn  Caudle
Assistant Professor
  Mary  Lee
Postgraduate Program Administrator

The Department of Emergency Medicine offers a five-year residency program for those who wish to pursue a career in academic emergency medicine. Our program is nationally recognized and is highly successful in attracting top candidates each year. As one of the first Emergency Medicine residency programs in Canada, our curriculum has been carefully developed and refined to offer our residents an outstanding educational experience.

For general inquiries please email our office or call us at 613-549-6666 x7660.


The Department of Emergency Medicine at Queen's University is proud to offer a five-year residency program in Emergency Medicine, fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Our program has an excellent national reputation which has allowed us to attract the top medical student candidates every year.  Our residents come from across the country and choose Queen's Emergency Medicine because of its many strengths, including:

Clinical Exposure
Our residents are fortunate to see a high volume, high acuity, and wide variety of patients which is necessary to become competent specialist Emergency physicians.  This includes a high pediatric volume.

Exceptional Faculty

Our faculty members are committed to the success of our program.  They share a passion for teaching and are incredibly supportive of our residents.  Over the last three years, we have welcomed an enthusiastic group of new, young, and talented faculty members with expertise in Critical Care Medicine, Education, Toxicology, Clinical Epidemiology, Ultrasound, Disaster Medicine, and Global Health.

There is expertise in patient simulation at Queen's.  Our residents frequently use the new Clinical Simulation Centre, a state-of-the-art facility featuring four simulation labs for high fidelity mannequin scenarios including a complete operating room and two emergency rooms.  Our residents and faculty are also active participants in the Simulation Olympics.

Exam Preparation
Our Department offers the Annual National Review Course in Emergency Medicine, an exam preparation course offered to all PGY5 residents.

Balanced Life Style
We place a heavy emphasis on well-being and resident wellness.  The creation of a balanced lifestyle for faculty and residents which celebrates their interests is a major strength of our program. 

Due to the smaller size of our academic centre, faculty and residents from all disciplines get to know each other personally and collaborate well in educational, clinical, and administrative areas.  Our residents are a cohesive group who enjoy each others' company and have created an active social atmosphere.

The City of Kingston is continually ranked as one of the best places to work and live in Canada.  Our residents are happy here and enjoy its high quality of life, abundant attractions, and lower cost of living.

I hope that you will take this opportunity to learn more about our program.  If you have any questions about Emergency Medicine at Queen's, please do not hesitate to contact us.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Jaelyn Caudle, MD, FRCPC
Postgraduate Program Director

L-R: Drs. Eve Purdy, Kirsten Litke, Amy Burton, Andrew Helt



Thanks for visiting the Queen’s Emergency Medicine website! As the Chief Residents of the Queen’s EM program we would love to tell you a bit about what we have going on here in Kingston.

Queen’s University had one of the first EM residency programs in Canada and has continued to have a strong presence in the field ever since. We may be biased but our EM crew is one of the best! With 4 residents a year we have enough residents to throw a good party but a small enough group that everyone gets to know one another quickly. It is a tight knit and supportive environment that fosters early independence and great working relationships with our staff.

Our program director, Dr Jaelyn Caudle has been enormously supportive to the residents and has really allowed the Chiefs to use our fellowship year to follow our passions.

Kingston is an amazing place to do your residency. Most of our residents live within walking distance to the hospital as well as downtown, restaurants and the grocery store. The simplicity of not worrying about parking or commuting cannot be overstated! Kingston has great access to watersports, biking and running trails and is still conveniently located less than 3 hours from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

There is MUCH that we didn’t get to cover here so if you have any questions whatsoever please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us at We would love to hear from you!

Yours in Emergency Medicine,

Queen’s EM Chief Residents

Queen’s University Emergency Medicine is at the forefront of clinical research and education. We proudly retain some of Canada’s first emergency medicine physician specialists and benefit from their wisdom, knowledge and expertise. With these individuals, and a bright, energetic group of new faculty and superb resident group, we are able to provide one of the most comprehensive and diverse teaching programs in the country.
We are a major research centre, with a very active and well funded group of primary and collaborative investigators. The faculty team has a considerable range of secondary interests that are complementary to emergency medicine.  We have physicians in our faculty who have Master’s degrees in Medical Education and in Clinical Epidemiology, fellowships in medical toxicology, critical care, ED bedside ultrasound, public health and disaster planning and expertise in sports medicine. Our department boasts an internationally recognized Injury Research Group and can provide opportunities in international health, cruise ship medicine, pre-hospital care and high-level administrative responsibilities. Some faculty members have focused their secondary interests on clinical procedures and best practice protocols.

We offer a flexible schedule with plenty of elective time to pursue and realize your personal interests and career goals. Despite the rigorous academic schedule, your colleagues have traditionally enjoyed spending time together outside of the hospital during social events or through such activities as cycling, windsurfing, golf, kayaking, triathlons and a range of winter sports.

Our small size fosters close working relationships with physicians and staff in all specialties and sub-specialties within the system. Moreover, the ability to interact with the small group of professionals time and again enhances our strong sense of community and family.


Dr. Emily House

Emily is a fifth year rsident in the Queen's FRCP program and one of the Resus fellows.  She originally trained at NOSM in Sudbury and is from Northern Ontario (...if you can call Parry Sound "the north"...).  Aside from emergency medicine, she has always enjoyed the theatre' and still threatens to one day run off and join it!  She loves people, travelling, outtripping, speaking in accents, theme parties, her drumming husband, dog, getting outside and spending long weekends by the lake with friends and family.  She has always maintained an interest in Global Health - an area of medicine that she intends to have as part of her practice throughout her career.

Dr. Savannah Forrester

Savannah is spending her 4th year in Toronto with the old folks (and Kristen), completing a Geriatric Emergency Medicine fellowship.  She is in the process of creating a domestic zoo, that includes a dog and two cats.  Apart from this, she enjoys spending as much time on a bike as possible and going after strava segments.  Other pursuits include trying to find the mole-like ski hills of Ontario and Quebec, swimming, driving her pick-up truck around town while listening to country music (she is from Cowtown after all), and spending time at the lake.

Dr. Eve Purdy

Eve loves being a part time trauma anthropologist, part time program dog-sitter, and full time emergency medicine resident!  She grew up in a railway station on the outskirts of Calgary and in a small fishing village in Nova Scotia but somehow landed in Kingston and loves it.  She recently finished a fellowship in translational simulation and team performance on the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia and is in the final stages of her master's in applied anthropology.  Follow her on twitter @purdy_eve.

Dr. Kristen Weersink

Kristen is a 5th year resident in the FRCP Program at Queen's and spent the last year learning about addiction medicine in Toronto.  When not in the emerg, she can be found trying to keep up with Savannah on the bike, playing soccer, running , skiing, or looking for some other outdoor adventures.

Dr. Ali Yakhshi Tafti

Hi I’m Ali, part time summer water gun cowboy and full time FRCP resident.



Dr. Amy Burton

Amy is one of the many imported Newfoundlanders in the department.  Prior to pursuing medicine, she indulged her creative side through a career in marketing.  These days she keeps her creative side alive through music, cooking and fashion.  Other loves include her english bulldog, travel and fly fishing.

Her academic interests include pediatric emergency medicine, ultrasound and global health.  She will be pursuing a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Western University.

Dr. Andrew Helt

I am the eldest of 5 siblings, grew up in Moose Factory before moving to an even smaller town in central Ontario, consider myself an amateur astronomy enthusiast and love the outdoors.  I have played water polo at the varsity level throughout undergrad, medical school and now residency.  You'll also be hard pressed to find me turn down kicking around a soccer ball or, really, a pickup game of any sort.  I am also an avid back-county camper and am always up for a good canoe or gack packting trip.

In the academic world, I have a keen interest in teaching and critical care, both of which I am continuing to pursue through a critical care fellowship here at Queen's. 

If you run into me in the hospital feel free to make fun of my Leaf's, talk to me about the most epic book series of all time (Wheel of Time) or the best movies series of all time, Star Wars.

Dr. Kirsten Litke

To come..

Dr. Christopher Meyer

Born and raised in Waterloo, Ontario, I completed my BSc Kinesiology and Physical Education at Wilfrid Laurier University and remained in Waterloo for medical school, training at the McMaster University Waterloo Regional Campus. I’ve joined the Queen’s University FRCP Emergency Medicine Residency family in 2016 and couldn’t be happier.

When I’m not in the hospital, you can find me enjoying the beautiful outdoors hiking, cycling, cross country skiing, snowboarding, back country camping or paddling. Spending a crisp morning on the river fly fishing, a warm afternoon climbing or a cool evening lakeside on a patio are my ideas of a perfect day off. I love to travel locally, nationally and internationally and immerse myself in the local culture, cuisine and wilderness..

My academic interests surround utilization of ultrasound, resuscitation, acute pain management and medical education.




Dr. James Ahlin

Dr. Taylor Oliver

Taylor was born and raised in the lush utopia of Saskatoon.  It took undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Saskatchewan before he could be pried to the far reaches of Kingston where he discovered that lakes weren't only vacation destinations.  In the Emergency Department he has interest in ultrasound and addictions medicine.  Taylor spends his free time on the soccer pitch, convincing people to play board games, or pretending he's on MasterChef (despite suboptimal execution).

Dr. Casey Petrie

Casey hails from Whitby, Ontario, and has been at Queen's since he left high school.  Medical interests include resuscitation and pain management.  Notable accomplishments: "I'm pretty tall, and my parents have a cool dog".  Notable skills: "again I'm pretty tall, and I can eat a lot at one time".

Dr. Paul Prochazka

Paul comes to Queens after completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Windsor and his medical degree at the University of Western Ontario. 

When not studying he can be found enjoying low-adrenaline sports such as drinking coffee, hiking, and golf. Settling into his old spirit he has recently taken up squash and casual bicycling. 

Academic interests include critical care and medical education.

 Dr. John Van Tuyl

After experimenting with mechanical engineering as an undergrad at Queen's and as a graduate student at McMaster, John saw the light and came to medicine. He completed his medical degree in Calgary, and spent an inordinate amount of time hiking, scrambling, and camping with his partner in the mountains.  He still tries to engineer things, and has an interest in medical device development.

When not emergency doctoring, he enjoys getting outside with the family.  On a part-time, seasonal, contractual basis he is a mediocre tradesman for those "little renovations that won't take very long".



Dr. Melissa Bouwsema

A born and raised Alberta girl, Melissa started her university career with a Bachelor of Gym Class (aka Bachelor of Physical Education) at the University of Alberta prior to venturing to the distant south of Calgary for medical school.  Despite overwhelming pressure from both fan bases, she miraculously remained neutral in the Oilers vs Flames debate during her years in the west.

When not in the ED, she can be found drinking more coffee than is healthy, listening to country music, wishing Hogwarts was real, or bouncing between a variety of physical activities with the enthusiasm of a toddler on a sugar high.

Melissa's academic interests include mass gathering medicine, pre-hospital care, and simulation education and teaching.

Dr. Amar Chakraborty

Amar grew up in exotic GTA.  He likes reading, soccer, food (eating more than cooking), critical care medicine and toxicology. 

In order to maintain the elusion of being from a faraway land (GTA), he takes pictures with green things and water in the background.

Dr. Taylor Nikel

Taylor hails from Western Canada as a born and raised Edmontonian.  After completing all of his training in Alberta, he finally ventured out to explore eastern Canada.  In his spare time you can find him watching far too much hockey (Go Oilers!) or getting out for a run.  His academic interests include research, ultrasound and resuscitation.

Dr. Evan Russell

I was raised in the village of Oakwood Ontario before moving to London Ontario to complete my Bachelor of Medical Science and Master's of Pharmacology & Toxicology at The University of Western Ontario.  After working as a lab manager for a few years, I came to Kingston in 2014 to attend Queen's Medicine, and subsequently was fortunate to join the Queen's Emerg crew in 2018.  I have a strong interest in academic medicine, and specific career goals are being actively explored.

Outside of medicine, I'm happiest when on outdoor adventures with my wife, Candace and our daughter, Harper.

Dr. Nathaniel Walker





Dr. Emma Duschesne 

Born and raised in Gatineau, Quebec, Emma completed her medical school at the University of Ottawa in the French stream.  She is very excited to soon call herself a Kingstonian and is looking forward to being part of the wonderful team at Queen's.  With the new opportunity to live so close to water, she hopes to become a kayaking expert by the end of her FRCP residency.

Throughout medical school, her interests have included Medical Education and Forensic Emergency Medicine, as well as mentoring.  When she is not studying, you can find Emma cross-county skiing, binge-watching horror movies or cooking some vegetarian delicacies.  if you see her in the hospital corridors, be sure to share some pet photos!




Dr. Connor Inglis

Connor was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario where he completed his undergraduate studies at Lakehead University followed by his medical studies at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.  Knowing how much he enjoys being near water, he is excited for his new adventures in Kingston and of course, is thrilled to be part of the emergency medicine team at Queen's.

In his spare time, he enjoys snowboarding, camping, drinking coffee, and is anxiously waiting for the Minnesota Vikings to win a Super Bowl.

His academic interests include medical education, prehospital care, and critical care


 Dr. Janie O'Leary 

Janie is a Newfoundland native who previously completed her undergraduate and medical studies at Memorial University.  She visited Kingston during elective season and immediately fell in love with the city.  Friendly people, close proximity to water, and a surprising number of East Coasters in the department made Queen's EM feel like a natural fit for residency.

Janie is excited to make Kingston her home away from home and further explore the field of Emergency Medicine.  So far she has developed an interest in medical education and critical care.

In her spare time she enjoys travelling, hiking, playing basketball and softball, and watch an embarrassing amount of TV.



Dr. Matthew Piaseczy

Matt was born and raised in Waterloo, Ontario and completed his undergrad and a Master's at Western before heading to med school at the University of Toronto.  After enduring blood pressure raising traffic for the last forur years, he is thrilled to call Kingston home and to be close to water!

In his spare time, you can catch im cheering on his beloved Leafs and Jays, hiking, camping, snapping photos, working on cars, or brewing beer.

Matt's academic interests include trauma, medical education, and teaching.

Kingston General Hospital (KGH) and Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) are partners in the Southeastern Ontario Health Sciences Centre (SEOHSC), a joint healthcare delivery system composed of Kingston’s top healthcare providers. Other partners include Queen’s University, Providence Continuing Care Centre (St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital and the Mental Health Site), Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Community Care Access Centre and Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Health Unit.  Together, the SEOHSC is able to provide unprecedented advanced and comprehensive care to our region.

KGH is Kingston’s oldest and largest hospital, opening its doors in 1838.   KGH is a 452-bed major tertiary care referral facility for Southeastern Ontario located across the street from Lake Ontario.  It has a 24-hour emergency care unit, designated trauma centre and receives emergencies flown in by helicopter to our helipad.
Hotel Dieu has been open since 1845 and is the Ambulatory Outpatient Teaching Hospital for SEOHSC.  It houses an Urgent Care Centre that is complementary to the Kingston General Emergency Department.

Resident Handbook

-to be posted soon

Our residents have an opportunity to pursue electives in subspecialty/academic areas in Emergency Medicine at all stages of the residency program and discuss career planning early in their program with the Program Director and other faculty members.  Residents in our program have completed and are pursuing training in the following subspecialty areas in Emergency Medicine:

  • Trauma,
  • EMS
  • Administration
  • Research
  • Medical Education
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • International Emergency Medicine
  • Ultrasound
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Medical Simulation
  • Emergency Medicine Ethics

Up to 12 months of training are available to residents to pursue the above academic and career interests.

We offer a full protected Academic Day every Thursday.  Residents are excused form clinical duties during Emergency Medicine Rotations to attend the Academic Day and other educational activities.  Grand Rounds and Core Rounds are also made available by videoconference.

Grand Rounds

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds are held on a weekly basis from September until the end of June at Richardson Labs amphitheatre.  Grand Rounds consist of a 15-30 minute case presentation by the attending staff assigned for that week.  This is followed by a 45-60 minute presentation by a senior resident on a case based topic highlighting evidence based practice.  Grand Rounds provide the resident with an excellent opportunity to develop teaching skills and feedback is given by all in attendance. Several times per year grand rounds are presented by a guest speaker on relevant Emergency Medicine topics. M and M sessions are also presented at Grand Rounds.

Core Rounds

A detailed curriculum list is provided in the Emergency Medicine Resident’s Manual.  Core Rounds take place following Grand Rounds on Thursdays from 1000-1200 at the School of Medicine, 15 Arch Street, 2nd floor and it is the responsibility of the staff physician assigned to the rounds to present the rounds to the residents.  Advanced preparation and an emphasis on self-directed learning is required on the part of the resident to enhance the session.  Topics are presented in a two-year cycle and Year I covers “Disorders of Body Systems” while Year II covers everything else (trauma, toxicology, procedural skills, environmental illness, geriatrics and paediatrics).  The topic breakdown comes from the Core Content Listings in Emergency Medicine.  Topics have been narrowed down to specific relevant aspects in each area to allow a more focused approach. 

Core Rounds also include sessions on nonclinical areas which include topics on:

  • E.D. Administration
  • Ethics and the Law
  • Communication Skills
  • Physician Wellness

Core rounds during the weeks of Block 1&2 (Summer) are Patient Simulator Based sessions on resuscitation, procedural skills and Emergency Department Ultrasound.  The final session is a Simulator based OSCE and written exam.

Junior Resuscitation Rounds

These rounds occur weekly (year round) on Friday mornings from 0800-1000 at the Patient Simulator Centre at the Nursing Building.  A Senior resident and a faculty member with expertise in patient simulation runs each session for PGY1&PGY2 residents, clinical clerks and 4th year nursing students.  The scenarios involve basic ACLS and resuscitation scenarios and focus on knowledge base, technical skills, collaboration skills and professionalism and communication skills.

Senior  Resuscitation Rounds

Designed for PGY2-PGY5 Emergency Medicine residents these rounds take place from 1330-1530 hrs every Thursday (Sept-June) at the School of Medicine, 15 Arch Street, 2nd floor.  Sessions focus on advanced resuscitation scenarios provided by dedicated faculty members.  Residents are excused from clinical duties to attend and these sessions provide training in the roles of medical expert, communicator, collaborator, professional, health advocate.

Journal Club

Dr. Chris Evans is responsible for the monthly Journal Club (Sept-June) which assists in the teaching of Critical Appraisal and Evidence Based Medicine.  Residents are evaluated on their performance and are excused from clinical duties for this mandatory activity. Journal Club has a rotating two-year curriculum.

Trauma Rounds

Trauma rounds take place from 0730-0830 on the last Tuesday of September, October, November, January, February, March, April, and May.  Trauma Team Leaders present varied topics related to trauma care.  Attendance at these sessions is encouraged on all rotations.  Trauma rounds are organized by

Dr. Dan Howes from our Department who is the Director of the KGH Trauma Service.

Toxicology Rounds

These are presented via teleconference once monthly from the Ontario Poison Information Centre in Toronto,

The Department of Emergency Medicine values research and scholarly work.  There are numerous faculty members with graduate training in clinical epidemiology and several other faculty and administrators dedicated to support resident research. We also have a team of research nurses present in both Emergency Departments available to assist residents with clinical research projects.

Our Department has several established areas of research expertise which residents can readily become involved with and these include: Toxicology, Clinical Decision Rules, Injury Surveillance, Emergency Department Ultrasound, Procedural Sedation, Syndrome Surveillance, Trauma, and Medical Education.

All FRCPC Emergency Medicine residents have access to a novel online research training curriculum, which is completed in the first-year of the residency program. This eight module series covers topics including:

  • Developing a research question
  • Searching the literature
  • Critical appraisal skills
  • Study designs
  • Basic statistics
  • Clinical decision rules
  • Research resources at KGH and Queen’s University

Each module is followed by a tutorial session with an emergency medicine faculty member active in clincial research.

In the second year of the residency program, trainees complete a critically appraised topic on a research question of their choosing. Support is provided by faculty members and the resident writes up their project and presents it at our annual research day.

The senior years of the residency program offer the trainee the opportunity to reinforce their research knowledge and skills by developing their own research project, again supported by an emergency medicine faculty member. Residents will be supported with departmental funds to attend conferences to present their research work. There is also an option to take one or more elective blocks for research activities.

FRCPC residents will take the lead in organizing the department’s monthly Journal Club by selecting and presenting a recent article from the Emergency Medicine literaure. Journal Club sessions are hosted at faculty members homes and are always an engaging and enjoyable experience. Journal club provides an opportunity to practice the critical appraisal skills honed in the early years of residency and develop valuable teaching skills.

Graduate Year    Currently Working at
Dr. Mackenzie Howatt 2019  
Dr. Emily Howse 2019  
Dr. Graeme Ross 2019  
Dr. Zachary Warren 2019  
Dr. Mikayla Brenneis 2018 University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Dr. Stuart Douglas 2018 Queen's University, Kingston, ON
Dr. Aaron Ruberto 2018 Queen's University, Kingston, ON
Dr. Heather White 2018 Queen's University, Kingston, ON
Dr. Matthew White 2018 Queen's University, Kingston, ON
Dr. Caley Flynn 2017 University of British Columbia
Dr. Sharleen Hoffe 2017 Queen's University, Kingston, ON
Dr. Eric Mutter 2017 University of Ottawa
Dr. Colin Bell 2016 Queen's University, Kingston, ON
Dr. Colin Mercer 2016 Queen's University, Kingston, ON
Dr. Nicole Rocca 2016 Queen's University, Kingston, ON
Dr. Katherine Stuart 2016 Queen's University, Kingston, ON
Dr. Erin Brennan 2015 Queen's University, Kingston, ON
Dr. Andrew Hurst 2015 University of BC
Dr. Jody Stasko 2015 Windsor Regional Hospital, Windsor, ON
Dr. Adam Szulewski 2015 Queen's University, Kingston, ON

Dr. Khala Albert
Dr. Mark Froats
Dr. Andre Lui
Dr. Jennifer Tang
Dr. Stephanie Sibley
Dr. April Tozer
Dr. Tim Chaplin
Dr. Conor McKaigney
Dr. Andrew Hall
Dr. Chris Evans
Dr. Rachel Poley 
Dr. Andrew Robinson
Dr. Jason Bornstein
Dr. Donna Lee
Dr. Geoff Sanz
Dr. Michael Geddes
Dr. Tom Kaul
Dr. Eric Bruder
Dr. Alison Kabaroff
Dr. Jaelyn Caudle
Dr. Bruce Cload
Dr. Trevor Jain
Dr. Kari Sampsel
Dr. Damon Dagnone
Dr. Andrew McRae
Dr. David Messenger


University of BC, Victoria BC
Quinte Healthcare, Belleville General Hospital, Belleville, ON
University of BC, Vancouver, BC
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
Reuscitation Fellowship, Queen's, Kingston, ON
University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Queen's University, Kingston, ON
Queen's University, Kingston, ON
Queen's University, Kingston, ON
Queen's University, Kingston, ON  
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Queen's University, Kingston, ON
Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC   
Kelowna General Hospital, Kelowna, BC
Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, AB 
St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON
Queen's University, Kingston ON 
University of Alberta, Edmonton AB
Queen's University, Kingston ON 
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown PEI
The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON
Queen's University, Kingston, ON
University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Queen's University, Kingston, ON


Our residents have many opportunities to attend conferences and are given a stipend of $500.00 per year.   Residents are also given full funding to attend conferences in North America where they have been invited to present their research.  Many conferences, workshops, and other leadership opportunities are available at Queen's and these include:


The Queen’s Conference on Academic Residency Education (QCARE) is an annual two-day conference that takes place in May for all first year residents. Attendance is mandatory, thus residents are released from service responsibilities for those two days. The vision for QCARE is to provide education on the CanMEDS non-medical expert competencies in a practical, innovative, and engaging manner. The two days include plenary speakers and smaller group workshops.

Residents as Teachers
The Residents as Teachers Program, offered through Postgraduate Medical Education, is designed to enhance the teaching ability of self-selected residents. The focus is to enrich residents’ knowledge and skills in medical education, allowing them to become better educators. Oral communication skills are specifically addressed in session on small group teaching, large group teaching, giving feedback, teaching clinical skills, one-minute preceptor, and teaching in the Simulation Lab.

Chief Residents
A Chief and Senior Resident Workshop is offered in May to all residents in these leadership positions. In particular, sessions on leadership and conflict management address effective and appropriate management, administration, and leadership skills.  Our Chief Resident is an elected resident who is a full member of the Residency Program Committee (RPC). In this role, s/he is responsible for bringing the concerns of other residents to RPC meetings.

Department of Emergency Medicine 
Queen's University
Kingston General Hospital 
76 Stuart Street
Kingston, ON K7L 2V7

Office: (613) 549-6666  Ext. 7660
Fax: (613) 548-1374

Program Director:
Jaelyn Caudle BScOT, MD, EMDM, FRCPC

Program Administrator:
Mary Lee