Enhanced Skills Program: Low Risk Obstetrics

The Low Risk Obstetrical Program is a three-month clinical program aimed at providing additional experience to trainees committed to including obstetrics in their future practices. This program offers opportunities for self-directed learning with s strong, immersive focus on labour and delivery where graduates should expect to increase their competence in managing patients in triage and on the labour and postpartums floors. 

Successful applicants are internally matched after providing a list ranking their top choices of location and timing. 

Program Director: Dr. Lara Rosenberg MD, CCFP

Length of Program: 3 Months

Program and Application Eligibility

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.

Curriculum Competencies

The Low Risk Obstetrics Program adheres to CanMEDS-FM goals and objectives to achieve the following competencies:

  • Medical Expert
  • Communicator
  • Collaborator
  • Leader
  • Scholar
  • Health Advocate
  • Professional

For complete details, please read the goals and objectives

See program curriculum map. 

Sample Rotation

3 months at selected location. Current training sites include (but not limited to):

  • Credit Valley Hospital
  • Markham-Stouffville Hospital
  • North York General Hospital
  • St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Scarborough Health Network
  • Michael Garron Hospital

Unique Program Requirements

Certification in ALARM and NRP strongly encouraged prior to rotation. At some locations, residents may be expected to present at rounds.

Please refer to the Enhanced Skills Admissions page for more details on the application timeline and requirements.

Information Session

An information session will be held on August 23, 2023 at 4:00 PM. 

To attend, please register in advance at:                                                        https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqceqrrTItEt2UFPwRzh0mCr6nhMru_K-2