Enhanced Skills Program: OHTN HIV Care

The HIV Residency in Primary Care Enhanced Skills Program at the University of Toronto is a 6-month Residency Program designed to provide family physicians with the knowledge and the skills to be able to provide HIV primary care to patients living with HIV in Ontario. This program has been developed as a partnership between the University of Toronto Department of Family & Community Medicine (DFCM) and the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN).

Program Director:
Dr. Gordon Arbess, MD, CCFP
St. Michael's Hospital - St James Town Health Centre
95 Homewood Avenue, Toronto ON   M4Y 1J4
Tel: (416) 864-3096 - Fax (416) 864-6035

Length of Program: 6 Months – Full Time

Program and Application Eligibility

Applicant must be a Canadian citizen. Applicant must be currently enrolled as a PGY2 in a Canadian Family Medicine Residency at the time of application OR be a Canadian family physician in clinical practice with Ministry of Health Re-entry funding*.

N.B.: Those enrolled in a PGY3 Enhanced Skills Program at the time of application are NOT eligible to apply to another PGY3 Enhanced Skills position.

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

Curriculum Competencies

The HIV Residency in Primary Care Enhanced Skills Program adheres to CanMEDS-FM goals and objectives to achieve the following competencies:

  1. Medical Expert
  2. Communicator
  3. Collaborator
  4. Leader
  5. Scholar
  6. Health Advocate
  7. Professional

For complete details, please read the goals and objectives.

See program curriculum map

Sample Rotation

Unique Program Requirements

Opportunities exist to participate in St. Michael’s Hospital HIV Rounds, local HIV conferences/meetings and the annual online medical pre-clerkship conference  and other presentations hosted by the OHTN.

Please refer to the Enhanced Skills Admissions page for more details on the application timeline and requirements.