If you are looking for a Family Medicine residency program that provides an optimal balance between learning and service, and the opportunity for continuity of care, then the Queen's Peterborough-Kawartha program will suit your needs. Residents work within well-developed, interdisciplinary Family Health Teams for 3 half days per week throughout most of the two year program.

The program features strong Family Physician led services, including the busy Emergency Department, Palliative Care Unit, and Partners in Pregnancy Clinic. Inpatient rotations take place in the new, state-of-the-art Peterborough Regional Health Centre. The new hospital incorporates cutting edge technology including fully computerized diagnostic imaging, a cardiac catheterization lab, MRI, and integrated bedside computer terminals.

Repetition of education experiences in PGY1 and PGY2 years to allow residents to consolidate knowledge, and increase confidence for hands on clinical experience. In fact, Family Physician residents will most often be the only learner on a rotation.

While acquiring optimal training, residents also enjoy a unique lifestyle that builds on the wonderful outdoor recreational and cultural opportunities of the Peterborough area, all within an hour of the Greater Toronto Area. Situated on the historic Trent-Servern Waterway, and surrounded by 135 lakes, the city is home to multicultural cuisine and the distinctive cafe district. Arts and culture abound, backed by a strong grassroots scene. A variety of incentives are available to residents, including free membership to the new YMCA, tickets to local hockey games, and other benefits provided by the Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Commission. Assistance for the partners of residents who are seeking employment in the area is also available.

I hope that you'll take this opportunity to learn more about our program and we look forward to hearing from you.

Kim Curtin, MD, CCFP
Site Leader, Peterborough/Kawartha