Residents Section

Message from the Chief Residents


Welcome to Western University’s Paediatric Residency Program!

We’re excited that you are interested in joining our team. Our residency program is home to about 40 residents from the Pacific to the Atlantic coasts and across the globe.

We are proud of our collegial environment; staff, nurses and our allied health team are more like family and senior residents always support juniors.

Strengths of our program include a fantastic learning environment for all residents, plenty of research opportunities, exposure to many paediatric subspecialty disciplines and our world class paediatricians. There is ample opportunity to hone procedural skills and first line exposure to interesting conditions. Our program emphasizes strong neonatal and paediatric critical care foundations and this training is fortified with mandatory sessions in our brand new Simulation Centre.

We see patients from communities surrounding London, to more remote communities in Northern Ontario. Our catchment area includes roughly 1.5 million paediatric patients from diverse backgrounds, which gives residents tons of experience in managing complex conditions.

Our residents have ample exposure and the tools necessary to thrive in careers of general paediatrics or subspecialty disciplines. Our program boasts a high paediatric subspecialty match rate. Last year 100% of residents who applied to CaRMS matched to their subspeciality of choice!

We hope you enjoy learning about our program and feel free to contact us with any questions!

Kristen Bortolin and Jenna Lakhani
Chief Residents
Department of Paediatrics