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:
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.
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.
Our Department offers the Annual National Review Course in Emergency Medicine, an exam preparation course offered to all PGY5 residents.
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.
Kingston Heath Sciences Centre (KGH) site and Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) site, 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.