Residency Training Program in Forensic Psychiatry

Application Process

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa is proud to offer an accredited Residency Training Program in Forensic Psychiatry.


  • Must be eligible to write the RCPSC (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada) examination in general psychiatry.
  • Must be eligible for an educational license through the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.

An applicant who would meet the above requirements but who has completed medical school outside of North America will have a mandatory 5 year return of service commitment within Ontario if accepted into a MOH (Ministry of Health) funded position.

The Forensic Psychiatry Residency Training Program also has the capacity to accommodate self-funded applicants and other applicants for whom alternate sources of funding are available.

For consideration of enrolment in this program, please submit the following:

  • A letter of intent.
  • Completed Application Form.
  • A completed Record of Training.
  • A sample of writing (such as a medico legal report or a consultation in the English language).
  • Two blind letters of reference to be sent to the Program Director/Program Assistant directly.
  • An updated C.V.
  • LMCC Part I and Part II results.
  • Copy of your ITERS from your General Psychiatry training, as one PDF document.

The above must be submitted prior to Wednesday, September 1, 2021 to the attention of:

By Mail
Dr. Paul Fedoroff
PGY-6 Forensic Psychiatry Residency Program Director
Division of Forensic Psychiatry
The Royal 
1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON Canada, K1Z 7K4

By email

Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

All eligible applicants will have their file reviewed by the Residency Program Committee. A short list of applicants will be selected for interviews. The Residency Program committee will inform applicants of the results of the selection process.