Message from the Director, Pain Medicine

John HanlonJohn Hanlon

Welcome to the Pain Medicine sub-specialty residency training program at the University of Toronto, administered through the Department of Anesthesia.  Pain Medicine is a two-year sub-specialty residency initiated by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). This training program offers unparalleled multidisciplinary learning opportunities leading to RCPSC certification in Pain Medicine.

Eligibility requirements include being enrolled in a program leading to FRCPC certification in the following areas: Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and Rheumatology. Entry from other FRCPC programs is possible in exceptional cases.  Canadians who are completing one of the listed eligible residency programs at ACGME accredited US program may also be eligible.

The University of Toronto program began training Pain Medicine residents in July 2016 and offers an unmatched learning environment enabled by our outstanding faculty, research productivity, hospital facilities and large patient volume.


For more information or application information, please contact us:

John Hanlon  MSc MD FRCPC
Residency Program Director - Pain Medicine 
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, St Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto
P: 416 978 6647 
E:  john.hanlon@utoronto.ca

Pilar Barrios
Program Administrator
P: 416 978-6710
E:  residency.painmedicine@utoronto.ca

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