Overview


Program Highlights:

 
  • First three months of program – “tool-kit” of key skills and training
    • Exciting new Queen’s Nightmares FM Simulation Course
    • ALARM course (Simulation Course in Obstetrics)
    • NRP course
    • Health Care self-defence course              
    • Introductions to community services and resources
    • EMR training
    • Teambuilding
    • Introduction to evidence based medicine and research
  • Family Medicine-centred 2-year integrated, horizontal “Triple C” Curriculum (Comprehensive learning, Continuity of learning and Family Medicine-Centred education)
  • An average of 50% of your time will be spent in Family Medicine clinics each week with your primary preceptor (encourage change in primary preceptor for Year 2)
  • Additional horizontal experiences in other disciplines relevant to Family Medicine
  • 8 weeks of Electives
  • 8 weeks of dedicated hospitalist/internal medicine
  • Graduated responsibilities and volume in Emergency Medicine
    • Start at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville to build proficiency, then additional volume and complexity at Lakeridge Health Oshawa when ready
  • High volume of OB shifts in the first half of first year to build proficiency
  • Minimum 8 weeks of rural community Family Medicine in PGY2 (locations could include Lindsay, Port Perry, Haliburton, or others)
  • Surgical and procedural skills through outpatient/office procedures
 PGY1:
  • First three months provide “tool-kit” of important skills and training
  • Average 50% of time in community Family Medicine practice with one primary preceptor
  • Consolidated teaching days spaced out over the year
  • Family Medicine on-call and urgent care clinics
  • 4 weeks of hospitalist/internal medicine
  • Additional horizontal experiences:
    • OB Call (24 hour on-call)
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Office Procedures
    • Dermatology Clinics
    • Psychiatry/Behavioural Medicine Clinics
    • Community Pediatrics
    • Long Term Care
    • Palliative Care
    • Other outpatient clinics (e.g. cardiology, oncology, community health centres, sexual health clinic, addictions medicine, etc.)
  • 4 weeks of Electives
 
PGY2:
  • Average 50% of time in community Family Medicine practice with one primary preceptor (opportunity to change from Year 1 for different practice profile, style, and community resources)
  • Consolidated teaching days spaced out over the year
  • Family Medicine on-call and urgent care clinics
  • 12 weeks of rural community Family Medicine (locations could include Lindsay, Port Perry, Haliburton, or others)
  • Increasing responsibility and complexity in ER as you progress
  • Option to continue participating in labour and delivery shifts to build obstetrical skills and confidence
  • Continued horizontal experiences from first year