Adult Gastroenterology Training Program

General Expectations

We expect each resident to develop into a consultant sub-specialist over 2 years of training. This requires a transition from the role of trainee to one of greater responsibility. It is expected that residents assume the role of consultant quickly, as their knowledge of the subspecialty increases. This has implications for punctuality, reliability, oral and written communication abilities, teaching and supervision of junior house-staff, and interactions with allied health staff. Performance in these areas is monitored and assessed at regular intervals, with feedback provided. Moonlighting is not encouraged when it compromises a trainee's ability to function punctually and efficiently, thereby compromising his or her ability to meet the Program's objectives.

The primary aim of the Adult Gastroenterology Training Program is to produce a gastroenterologist capable of providing comprehensive care to patients with gastrointestinal problems. These include disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, biliary tree and liver. Implicit in this prime objective is the expectation that the candidate meets the requirements of the Examination for Certification in Gastroenterology of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada