Dr. Sahil Koppikar — Timmins, ON
Dr. Koppikar completed his rheumatology training in 2019 and is currently working at Women’s College Hospital at the University of Toronto. He also has a regional practice in Northern ON, delivering both in-person and virtual care in a unique multi-disciplinary model of care. He has an interest, and further training, in point-of-care MSK ultrasound in inflammatory arthritis. The Timmins practice (offered elective) is almost exclusively inflammatory diseases.
The Timmins Program has two rheumatologists and one ACPAC therapist. We travel to Timmins 4 times a year (March, June, September, December) for 2 full days of in-person clinic. We leave on Wednesday and clinics run Thursday-Friday. Return on Friday evening or Saturday morning. In between trips up north, virtual consults and follow-up are done by the team.
The elective would involve 4 trips to Timmins for the year, each for 3 days. The trainee is not expected to do any virtual consults in between. The elective objective is to experience and learn from a regional MOC which provides care to underserviced communities. Funding for travel and accommodation for all trips would be covered for the resident. At this time, we can only accept one PGY-5 Rheumatology Resident per year. The elective would start with the first trip in June of PGY-4 and run until March of the PGY-5 year.
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