Ob/Gyn Program

Thinking about Ob/Gyn at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry?

First, do your homework about the program by browsing the Postgraduate links on the left. 

In addition to getting the flavour of what it is like to do clinical research in the specialty, we feel strongly that active participation in research is the only method to obtain a thorough appreciation for appropriate use of the literature. Therefore, as part of residency training, a minimum three-month period dedicated to research is required, with an additional three months of research time available on an elective basis. To find out more about this aspect of the program, visit our Resident Research section.

Note that Family Medicine OB is a clinical block taught by the Department of Ob/Gyn. It is offered only to residents enrolled in the postgraduate program of the Department of Family Medicine.

How do I apply?

How do you select?

Usually, there are six CaRMS positions available each year. In general, the selection committee prefers candidates to have a broad clinical background and at least some Ob/Gyn electives. Meaningful reference letters also constitute an important part of the application.

The selection process involves all departmental post-graduate education committee members. Applicants are invited in December for an interview in January. Failure to attend these interview sessions precludes consideration for a CaRMS ranking. Selection is based on the interview assessments, CaRMS application materials, including the applicant's curriculum vitae and academic record, and letters of recommendation.

Successful applicants are expected to respond in writing within one week to the contract offer. Failure to do so may result in the position being offered to an alternate candidate and contravenes the CaRMS contract.

Do you have sub-specialty training programs?

the Department offers three sub-specialty training programs:
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • UroGynaecology

We do not offer a sub-specialty program in Gynaecological Oncology at this time.

Applicants must expect to have successfully completed all requirements of their postgraduate residency training program in Ob/Gyn prior to the start of these sub-specialty programs in order to be eligible to apply. Normal start date is July 1.

How do I get more information?

You may write the Program Director, Dr. Tracy Crumley in care of:
Susanne Deakin
Educational Program Administrator
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
London Health Sciences Centre-VH, B2-404
800 Commissioners Road, East
London, Ontario, Canada
N6H 5W9 
or email Susanne Deakin with your query

What's it like to live in London?

If you are considering our program and would like to know a little more about London, visit Western's Living in London website.