Queen's Family Medicine Residency
Welcome! Our goal at the Department of Family Medicine is to prepare you to be a confident and comprehensive family physician with the skills to practice family medicine anywhere. We offer a program that will challenge and encourage you to become competent in the full scope of family medicine: office and community-based care; inpatient medicine; emergency medicine; chronic and long-term-care; obstetrics; urban and rural practice; and the psychosocial aspects of medicine, for all age groups and all populations.
Our program is offered at four different training sites (Kingston & 1000 Islands, Belleville-Quinte, Peterborough-Kawartha and Queen’s-Bowmanville-Oshawa-Lakeridge). Each site has its own unique curriculum, but we are all united under the same goals of competent and comprehensive family practice. Four sites, one vision. I encourage you to learn more about each site through these web pages, and to visit them in person if you have the chance. We also offer extensive PGY3 programs that will take your learning even further.
We strive to offer a flexible and innovative program that respects you as an adult learner and works with you to fulfill your professional goals. We seek prospective residents who are committed to family medicine, and who bring a variety of experiences and talents that will help enhance their own development as a physician and their colleagues’ learning as well.
If you have any questions, please contact me or our program staff. I look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. Brent Wolfrom, MD, CCFP
Postgraduate Program Director
Hello Prospective Residents!
Welcome to the Queen’s Family Medicine website, and thanks for taking the time to read about our program. Here, you will find a lot of useful information to learn about our family residency program and why I believe Queen’s stands out from all the others.
I’d like to offer you a few key highlights about our program that I feel makes us unique and provided me a high quality educational experience.
Incredibly supportive staff, faculty and residents. This is a large aspect of residency training that is often undervalued. Here at Queen’s you will find an extremely supportive Program Director, Faculty and Administrative Staff that will help you with your unique interests or goals. More importantly, if you have feedback to provide about the program, it will be heard!
We’ve got a top-notch curriculum. Take the time to look through and compare the various curricula offered at each of our sites, and think about how they relate to your own personal learning preferences. Some offer a fully horizontal learning environment, while others maintain the traditional block style with integrated horizontal components. Regardless, each site champions the ‘Triple C Curriculum’ as well as the competency-based curriculum Queen’s Family Medicine has been a national leader in pioneering.
Queen’s recognizes the diversity of Family Medicine. Queen’s offers a diverse range of clinical, academic and research experiences. We offer training in acute care through our unique “nightmares” course which is offered at a world class SIM LAB, care of the elderly (horizontal long term care exposure), developmental disabilities, small procedures, and rural community rotations as far as Moose Factory, ON and yes, even the Falkland Islands!
Queen’s Family Medicine respects work life balance. We have a newly developed Resident Wellness and Resilience Committee at each of our sites which helps support residents with work life balance and organizes events for residents ranging from yoga to laser tag. Additionally, every year we hold an annual Family Medicine program wide retreat alternating between Camp Oconto and Temagami (wilderness medicine retreat), perfect for all those canoers out there.
Regardless of site or training year, the residents in the Queen’s Family Medicine program benefit from an inviting, friendly, and positive atmosphere that is driven to continually improve. I hope you’ll be as impressed with our program as I was.
Please feel free to contact me at any time with any questions. I’m here to help and look forward to hearing from you!