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 Queen's University Department of Psychiatry is a lively academic and clinical environment, with a substantial international publication history.

The Department provides high quality psychiatric treatment to patients residing in Southeastern Ontario.  Eligible patients are invited to participate in new research trials conducted by the Department.  Referrals of new patients are welcomed.  A referral form is available under the "Treatment and Referrals" tab.  

Psychiatric residents gain a broad range of experience, with the opportunity to work with faculty members who are authorities in their fields, and to conduct their own research projects with amply experienced supervisors.

The program also attracts national and international speakers to its weekly Grand Rounds.

For more information, visitors to this site may wish to explore the Research, Postgraduate Education and Treatment and Referrals tabs.

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Continue to evolve towards a person and family-centered community-based shared service delivery model, while enhancing our education and research capabilities, through:

  • Ensuring a successful transition to CBME
  • Progressing the development of a community-based shared-care program, including collaborative and shared care, with solutions to access and flow problems, more effective lines of comunication to community organizations, and increase GP comfort levels with managing stable cases
  • More effectively monitoring the patient's journey through the system, satisfaction levels, reducing chronic and acute waiting lists
  • Finalizing and implementing the partnership and practice plan
  • Participating effectively in the LHIN redesign
  • Ensuring an effective leadership succession within the Department

Queen's Department of Psychiatry is nationally respected as a model of high quality collaborative, person and family-centered mental health care services, education and research:

  • With our community partners, we provide outstanding, integrated mental health care services for people with mental disorders in South Eastern Ontario, across their life span
  • We are known by students and educators to provide an exemplary competency-based, clinical education
  • We are innovative, having a strong, collaborative clinical research program, with areas that earn international acclaim
  • We work in a collegial, collaborative manner across Divisions and Services to achieve our goals and provide career opportunities
  • We are a partner and an advocate for the rights and improved quality of life for people with mental disorders
  • We are valued for our knowledge and leadership by the communities we serve, Queen's, and our service delivery partners

Kingston is located on the picturesque shores at the junction of Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River and the Rideau Canal. Being at the intersection of these three important waterways means that Kingston has a rich history, including being the first capital of Canada.

While the population of Greater Kingston is just over 130,000 we have the cultural and social facilities of a much larger city including a symphony orchestra, a vibrant arts community, great dining and nightlife as well as some of the best sailing in Canada.

The standard of living in Kingston is very high with housing and the cost of living being much lower than you might expect. All of this combined with the friendly and relaxed college town environment provides an idyllic setting to practise medicine.

Here are a few links to learn more about our home town:

Tourism Kingston

Doing business in Kingston