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Health-care Professionals
Health-care Professionals

Requirements for resident and fellow registration

It is mandatory that all fellows and residents register with the Credentials Office before commencing any patient care activities at SickKids. Trainees must provide the following documentation in order to be properly registered at SickKids:

Confirmation of registration with the Postgraduate Medical Education Office or Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto (U of T). We do not accept student cards. For medical trainees this document may be obtained from the U of T Post Graduate website known as POWER.

Proof of licensure: Dental Trainees are required to show proof of registration with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDS). Please note that medical trainees are required to be registered with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, but are not required to show documentation of this as it appears on their Confirmation of Registration form.

Proof of malpractice insurance coverage: Typically this is obtained from the Canadian Medical Protection Association or a recognized equivalent. This information appears on the Confirmation of Registration form for U of T medical trainees and comprises a mandatory requirement of registration with U of T. Dental trainees are insured against malpractice through The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDS) and are required to bring in their original card or certificate.

Proof of current employment authorization (Visa) for all international trainees issued by Employment and Immigration Canada. A copy of the Visa is to be provided to the Credentials Office at the time of registration.

Returning Residents and Fellows

All trainee appointments terminate on or before June 30th of every academic year. Therefore, it is mandatory that each trainee re-registers on or before June 30th of every year regardless of when the appointment began. Likewise, all identification badges expire on that day to ensure that the individual renews his/her registration with the University of Toronto and SickKids. All exiting trainees are required to complete the Resident/Fellow Checkout Form and return their SickKids identification.

Contact Information

Below is contact information for some of the offices you will need to contact before registering with the credentials office. At the bottom of the page you will also found a map of the surrounding area with the relevant buildings marked.

Postgraduate Medical Education Office (PGME)
University of Toronto

500 University Avenue, Suite 602
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1V7
Phone: 416-978-6976
Fax: 416-978-7144
e-mail: postgrad.med@utoronto.ca
website: http://www.pgme.utoronto.ca/

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

80 College Street,
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2E2
Phone: 416-967-2603 or toll free: 1-800-268-7096 ext. 306
e-mail (Registration Inquiries): rinquiries@cpso.on.ca
website: http://www.cpso.on.ca

The Canadian Medical Protective Association

875 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5P1
Phone: 613-725-2000 or toll free: 1-800-267-6522
Fax (Membership): 613-725-1300 or toll free: 1-877-763-1300
website: http://www.cmpa-acpm.ca

Toronto Centre Services Canada Centre (re: Social Insurance Number)

Arthur Meighen Building, 1st Floor
25 St Clair Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario M4T 3A4
Phone: 416-973-6915
Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
website: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/en/gateways/topics/sxn-gxr.shtml

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Office (re: Ontario Health Insurance Plan)
Suite M212
777 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C8
Office hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: 1-800-268-1154
website: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/program/ohip/ohip_mn.html

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (re: Work Authorization)

website: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/index.asp