HIV Residency Program

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 based at an Ontario medical school with a clinical preceptor experienced in HIV care and will be for one year‘s duration.

How much funding does the program provide?

Up to $75,000 is available from the OHTN to support:

  • One year of full-time salary at the level of an Ontario PGY-3 trainee, including standard fringe benefits, holidays, etc.
  • The cost of attending one major HIV conference approved by the preceptor (up to $ 2,000)
  • The cost of fees to join the American Academy of HIV Medicine and to sit the Academy exams at the end of the residency (~$200)

Payments will be made annually based on satisfactory progress and financial reporting (including quarterly teleconferences).

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

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