PGY1 Core Family Medicine Rotations
- Clinical duties at Queen’s Family Health Team (QFHT) in downtown Kingston (3 days/week)
- Long Term Care duties (1/2 day/week)
- Horizontal Clinic Placements (1/2-1 day/week)
- Teaching sessions (1/2 day/week)
- Resident-Directed Half Days (1/2 day/week)
- Call Duties (approx. 1/10 days, 2-3 weekends/year)
Quality Improvement Project
The Queen's Department of Family Medicine (DFM) has a long-standing interest in quality improvement (QI) and patient safety. For example, the Queen's Family Health Team (QFHT) was one of the first FHTs in the province to develop a QI plan, and the team has won several awards recognizing its leadership in improving quality and safety in primary care. Quality improvement and patient safety are rapidly growing fields in Ontario and across the country, and family physicians have a key role to play in improving the quality and safety of patient care and the health-care system as a whole. To help residents feel more prepared to take on these challenges, they are introduced to key QI principles from the beginning of their PGY1 year in the form of didactic lectures and a year-long experiential group project, and through small-group mentoring. Residents are also encouraged to participate in existing QI and safety initiatives within their site, including QI and safety committees and special projects. For more information about the QI curriculum at the Queen's DFM, please contact our Physician Lead and QI Lead, Dr. Karen Hall Barber, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Program:
Queen’s Department of Family Medicine has a long history in providing its family medicine residents with a strong foundation in caring for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Family physicians have a special responsibility for improving the health care of people with inequities in access, and we want our graduates to feel confident and competent in taking on the IDD role.
The IDD Program for PGY1 residents include didactic teaching, as well as opportunities for family medicine residents to participate in the clinical Health Check Program. This program focuses not only on educating residents about providing primary care to IDD patients, but also on fostering an understanding among residents about the ethical and the medical considerations specific to IDD patients. We also have a PGY3 Enhanced Skills Program in Intellectual and Developmental Medicine.
Family Medicine residents also have the opportunity to do an elective in Care of Adults with Intellectual and Development Disabilities through Queen's. This four-week rotation includes complex continuing primary care of adults with IDD, adult IDD consulting clinic, dual diagnosis psychiatry, developmental genetics clinic, epileptology and sleep disorders clinic, and physical and rehabilitation medicine clinics. There are also special clinics such as seating clinic and enteral feeding clinic, as well as opportunities to observe allied health professional assessments (i.e. OT, PT, SLP, and psychology).
The elective is open to interested family medicine residents. For more information about this elective program, please contact Dr. Liz Grier at email@example.com. Care of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is an exciting and emerging field in which family physicians are playing a key role at the national level and within the College of Family Physicians of Canada. For more information about this IDD work within the CFPC, please visit the CFPC's Developmental Disabilities Program Committee website.
For Information about all our IDD Programs, please visit the department’s Intranet or contact Dr. Meg Gemmill, Director of Developmental Disabilities, at the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Long Term Care:
Horizontal Clinic Placements:
You will also complete placements in the QFHT procedure clinic, performing minor surgical procedures such as removal of skin lesions, punch biopsies, ingrown toenails, etc.
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
- Children’s Outpatient Clinic
- Chronic Pain
- Ear, Nose and Throat
- Eye Clinics
- Foot/Wound Care
- Familial Oncology Genetic Counselling
- INR/Anticoagulation Management
- Internal Medicine (Endocrinology)
- Palliative Care
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Prison Medicine
- Procedure Clinics
- Sexual Health Clinic
- Sleep Clinic
- Street Health