COFAS Education

Foot & Ankle Residency Training in Canada

Dr. Teresa Li has compiled a list of foot & ankle residency training within a few orthopaedic programs in Canada. For more details, please see the table below:

Program # of months Foot and ankle teaching (other than scheduled into academic half day / equivalent)
University of British Columbia 1 block (PGY-1), 3 blocks (PGY-3); in transition with CBD Daily morning teaching with fellows and staff for residents on rotation; Tuesday didactic foot + ankle lecture; Thursday foot + ankle resident cases; Friday foot and ankle fellow cases
University of Alberta 2 blocks (PGY-3), 2 blocks (PGY-5) 12 teaching topics covered one-on-one with staff during rotation; Monday foot + ankle rounds with staff or resident giving presentation
University of Calgary 3 blocks (PGY-3) Formal weekly teaching with resident on rotation giving presentation to staff
University of Saskatchewan 3 blocks (PGY-3) Case-based teaching with staff during rotation; Monday extremity rounds (hand/upper extremity or foot + ankle)
University of Manitoba 1 block (PGY-1 or PGY-2); 1 block (PGY-4) No formal foot + ankle rounds; foot + ankle trauma and sports integrated into respective rounds
McMaster University 3 blocks (PGY-3) Variable rounds for residents and staff
University of Ottawa 3 blocks (PGY-4 or PGY-5) Morning teaching once every two weeks all academic year with staff and residents
Queen’s University Grouped with arthroplasty as only 1 foot + ankle staff; 1 block (PGY-1), 2-3 blocks (PGY-2), 3 blocks (PGY-3 and PGY-4), 2 blocks (PGY-5) No formal foot + ankle rounds
Western University 4 blocks (2 junior, 2 senior) F&A rounds are conducted bi-weekly for residents on site (6-8 blocks/year)
University of Toronto 3 blocks (PGY-3) Tuesday city-wide foot + ankle rounds with resident giving presentation
McGill University 3 blocks (PGY-4 or PGY-5) No formal foot + ankle rounds
Dalhousie University 3 blocks (PGY-1 or PGY-2) and 1-2 blocks depending on interest (PGY-5) Tuesday afternoon foot + ankle rounds with staff, fellows and resident on service with staff or fellow giving presentation or research update
Memorial University of Newfoundland Longitudinal residency with 3 month blocks; work with foot and ankle staff as junior and senior No formal foot + ankle rounds

Upcoming Webinars

Foot & Ankle Hot Topics 

Thursday, April 29, 2021
7:30-9:00pm EST

A conversation regarding treating foot & ankle fractures. The session will include a case-based approach to clinical tips and pearls from the faculty.

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Past Webinars

BOFAS: Foot and Ankle Services during COVID-19 4th webinar

Thursday, September 17, 2020
08:00 PM  London Time (03:00 PM EDT)

British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
4th Webinar
Overseas Experience
COVID research for Foot and Ankle
Foot and Ankle Services during COVID-19

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IFFAS/AOFAS/COFAS Webinar: Hallux Valgus

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
7:00 – 9:00 pm CT

Moderators: Mark E. Easley, MD; Monika Volesky, MD
Faculty: A. Holly Johnson, MD; Alastair S.E. Younger, MBChB, ChM; Gregory P. Guyton, MD; Robert D. Santrock, MD
Guest Lecturers: Michael J. Coughlin, MD; Charles L. Saltzman, MD

This live webinar, part of the International Federation of Foot & Ankle Societies Webinar Series, focused on current trends in hallux valgus correction with an emphasis on metatarsal rotation correction and minimally invasive surgery. Faculty shared their extensive experience, tips and tricks, and contributions to developing today’s most advanced techniques.