Resident doctors are entitled to paid leave to attend educational events relevant to their academic program at their discretion, with their Program Director's and PGME Assistant Dean's approval. Residents have a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 12 educational leave days per academic year, inclusive of travel time. Resident doctors are expected to provide a report on their educational activity to their colleagues and Program Director.
Only regular working days, defined as Monday to Friday, are days where education leave is required. Weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) do not require the use of an education day, rather the resident would just request not be put on call that weekend.
Example: Resident is attending a conference Thursday through Sunday = 2 education leave days.
Education leave days are not required for program-mandated training days. Program-mandated training is part of the regular paid work day, and no leave is required.
Education leave days are not considered days available for call and should be subtracted from the total number of days available for call when calculating call maximums.
This is a standard PGME leave request form. Please speak with your Program Administrative Assistant to ensure you have the correct form, as each program may have different or additional forms.
Residents shall be entitled to paid leave to attend educational events at their discretion, which are relevant to their academic program, recommended by their Program Director and approved by the Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education. The leave available shall be a minimum of seven (7) and a maximum of twelve (12) regular weekdays per academic year inclusive of travel time and shall not accumulate from year to year. Weekends do not require the use of education leave days, as they are not regular workdays. College mandated education or training is considered part of the residency program and therefore does not require the use of education leave.
Residents approved for Education Leave shall be expected to provide a report on their educational activity to their colleagues and Program Director.
Program Directors, via the Program Administrative Assistant with the assistance of the Administrative Resident as necessary, will email to RDoS all final resident duty schedules on the day they are posted in the program.
Vacation time, sick leave and leave of absence for any purpose shall not be regarded as time available for on-call duty periods; rather, the number of duty periods shall be pro-rated to the number of days actually worked. (Articles 12.0 and 13.0)