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 Friday, September 1, 2023 to the attention of:

By Mail
Dr. Floyd Wood
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.

All 8 FP subspecialty programs also adhere to standard dates for applications and letters of offer. For the fall 2023 application cycle, the dates are as follows:

  • Application Deadline: September 1, 2023
  • Interview timeframe: September and October 2023
  • Offers of acceptance will be sent: October 27, 2023

As well, all 8 FP subspecialty programs will be adhering to a standardized matching process. Please click the following link for further details: