Program Director: Dr. Kim Miller
Affiliated with the University of Toronto, the Department of Psychosocial Oncology at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre provides residents with a rich clinical experience, an opportunity for education leadership and supervision of junior trainees, as well as an opportunity to participate in research.
Residents will be exposed to adults with all cancer types and disease stages, and will learn about the psychiatric and psychosocial aspects of cancer for patients and families at diagnosis, during active treatment, in the event of recurrence, after completing treatment, through survivorship and during palliation and end-of-life care. Residents will have the opportunity to observe and perform psychiatric assessments with supervisors to aid in developing diagnostic and formulation skills, and gain an understanding of biopsychosocial determinants of disease and management in cancer patients. Weekly seminars and teaching rounds are an ongoing part of the educational experience, and collaboration and liaison with the Oncology team is a significant component of the rotation.
Phone: 416 946 4501 ext. 4712
About the Psychiatry Residency Program
The psychiatry program at the University of Toronto is one of the largest and most successful of its kind in North America. Exposure to Psychosocial Oncology can occur during a 1-month elective rotation in post-graduate year (PGY)-1, a half-day per week as a selective PGY-2 through PGY-5, a 3-month core rotation in Consultation Liaison (PGY-4), or a 3- to 12-month senior selective in PGY-4 and PGY-5.
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Palliative Care Residency
Program Coordinator: Dr. Subrata Banerjee
Affiliated with the University of Toronto, Palliative Care at Princess Margaret provides residents with an outstanding clinical experience. A wide range of elective and clinical placements are offered within the department’s research and clinical programs, making Palliative Care a major contributor to the success of the residency program.
In the Department of Palliative Care, residents will gain experience in addressing common questions and concerns from people coping with advanced cancer, as well as in care of the dying patient, pain and symptom management and individualizing care based on patient and family preferences.
Dr. Subrata Banerjee
Phone: 416 946 4501 ext. 4270
About the Conjoint Palliative Medicine Residency Program
The Conjoint Palliative Medicine Residency program at the University of Toronto is one of the largest and most successful of its kind in North America. The program is designed for physicians seeking training in palliative medicine. Successful trainees will be able to work as consultants in palliative medicine in either academic centres or as community physicians.
Residents will experience management of inpatients in the Palliative Care Unit and/or referred to the Palliative Care consultation service and will gain exposure to ambulatory patients in a clinic setting. Weekly academic half-days cover core topics, including pain management, nausea/vomiting/constipation, ethics, delirium, anorexia/cachexia and fatigue relating to a palliative care patient population.
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