What is the HIV Residency Program?

The OHTN Residency in HIV Care provides support for postgraduate (residency) training in HIV care for physicians at the PGY-3 level. The purpose of this program is to enhance the provision of HIV care in Ontario by providing the opportunity for additional concentrated HIV-specific training to physicians. The OHTN Residency in HIV Care is open to physicians from Ontario and based at the University of Toronto, Family and Community Medicine, Enhanced Skills Program.

How much funding does the program provide?

The OHTN supports the full-time salary at the level of an Ontario PGY-3 Trainee.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the OHTN Residency in HIV Care award, the applicant must:

  • Be at the PGY-3 level at the beginning of the award
  • Have demonstrated a major interest in HIV care in their residency training and/or in their current practice;
  • Intend to practice HIV care in Ontario following completion of their HIV residency;
  • Hold Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status;
  • Be licensed or eligible to be licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario;
  • If pursuing family practice or primary care, have completed or are in the final year of training in a College of Family Physicians of Canada-approved residency program.

Preference will be given to trainees who will provide HIV care in underserved locations and/or to underserved populations.

When to Apply?

This competition is open annually; however, application dates vary. For more information, please contact the Director of Education & Training (Director-EDUC@ohtn.on.ca).