Enhanced Skills Program: Low Risk Obstetrics

Low Risk Obstetrics


Overall Program Vision

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. It is a flexible and self-directed program and graduates should expect to increase their competence in managing complicated and uncomplicated labour and delivery.
Successful applicants are internally matched after providing a list ranking their top choices of location and timing. Some residents will be interested in including ambulatory experiences in antenatal care or hospital experiences in neonatal care. These experiences are typically arranged during the program.

Program and Application Eligibility

For funding eligibility, please see the main Enhanced Skills Program Admissions page.

Length of Program

3 months

Curriculum Competencies

The Low Risk Obstetrics Program adheres to CanMEDS-FM goals and objectives to achieve the following competencies:
  • Medical Expert
  • Communicator
  • Collaborator
  • Manager
  • Scholar
  • Health Advocate
  • Professional

For complete details, please read the goals and objectives.

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 General Hospital
  • Toronto East General 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.

Program Director

Dr. Lara Rosenberg MD, CCFP

To Apply

Complete the application form and include a letter of intent, current CV and a copy of your medical degree.