Enhanced Skills Program: Breast Diseases
The Breast Diseases Program at the University of Toronto is a 6-month Residency Program designed to provide family physicians with the skill set to diagnose and manage benign diseases of the breast. This training program provides enrichment in the areas of breast cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, management and survivorship care. Family physicians who complete this program will acquire skills necessary to be a community resource as a general practitioner in oncology within Breast Disease, and leader in breast disease detection, management, education and research.
Dr. Orli Shachar MD, CCFP
Women's College Hospital
76 Grenville St., Toronto ON M5S 1B2
Length of Program: Six Months (26 weeks) - Full Time
Program and Application Eligibility
Applicant must be a Canadian citizen and currently enrolled as a PGY2 in a Canadian family medicine residency at the time of application.
N.B.: Those enrolled in a PGY3 Enhanced Skills Program at the time of application are NOT eligible to apply to another PGY3 Enhanced Skills position.
For funding eligibility, please see the main Enhanced Skills Program Admissions page.
The Breast Diseases Residency Program adheres to CanMEDS-FM goals and objectives to achieve the following competencies:
- Medical Expert
- Health Advocate
For complete details, please read the goals and objectives.
One month each:
- Diagnostics - Pathology, Radiology, Rapid Diagnostic Program, Benign Breast GP-Oncology clinics
- Surgical Oncology
- Medical Oncology
- Radiation Oncology and Plastics Reconstructive Surgery
- Palliative Care, Survivorship Care
Unique Program Requirements
Trainees are expected to attend weekly tumour board and radiology review rounds.
A small academic project is a required component of this program.