The Department of Pediatrics has a very enthusiastic and diverse group of Pediatricians committed to teaching you for your 2 month rotation with us under the direction of Dr. Anna Selliah and Dr. Gagan Saund. We have been actively teaching the Brampton FMTC Residents and also incorporate Pediatrics residents from McMaster. In addition, clinical clerks from the University of Toronto have completed their Pediatric rotations here for many years, and they provide residents with another opportunity to act as teachers. Our goal is to ensure that when you complete your residency training in Pediatrics you are comfortable looking after babies and children of all ages with a wide variety of medical issues.

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The rotation in the R1 year consists primarily of inpatient care with Ambulatory Clinic exposure as well. You should expect to be on 24h call approximately 1 day per week and 1 weekend per month. We have a comprehensive orientation package and you will receive a tour when you start your rotation in the different areas.

Regular days on Pediatrics generally start with rounding on the Pediatrics Inpatient Unit and NICU. You will then be involved in seeing consults with the on-call pediatrician from high risk deliveries, the Emergency Department, and NICU until about 5pm. Throughout the rotation, residents will also be scheduled to spend time in the various outpatient clinics including Nephrology, Respirology, Cardiology, General Pediatrics and Diabetes.


For 2 weeks, you will also spend time at Etobicoke General Hospital. It has a smaller unit where you will learn to manage your time doing both inpatient and outpatient care throughout the day. There are many newborn babies to see on a daily basis to ensure that you are very comfortable with newborn examinations. As part of the EGH rotation, there is a breast feeding education clinic staffed by lactation consultants, and outpatient urgent medical clinic.

All learners going through our Pediatrics Rotation will be expected to conduct a case presentation during their rotation for the multidisciplinary pediatrics staff and learners.

Overall the emphasis of this rotation is to help primary care residents feel comfortable seeing newborns to adolescents in the community by the end of the rotation.