Goals and Objectives
The goals of the Queen's University Department of Family Medicine's CCFP-EM Program are to provide a third year program for family physicians:
- Further develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to function competently and confidently in community hospital and other primary care emergency settings;
- To be eligible for the College of Family Physicians of Canada Examination for the Certificate of Special Competence in Emergency Medicine;
- To provide the skills necessary to become leaders in community emergency departments and departments of family medicine. This may include the following leadership roles: mentoring, teaching, hospital and departmental administration and participation and teaching in Continuing Medical Education.
OBJECTIVES, LEARNING RESOURCES AND EVALUATION
The objectives of the CCFP-EM program are based on the four principles of Family Medicine:
- The family physician is a skilled clinician.
- The doctor patient relationship is central to the role of the family physician.
- Family Medicine is based in the community.
- The family physician is a resource to a defined practice population.
The CCFP-EM program builds on the objectives and content of the previous two years of Family Medicine residency. This education is oriented towards developing family physicians capable of the complete range of primary care practice in small- and medium-sized communities.
The “National Guidelines: Family Medicine - Emergency Medicine Residency Programs” has been developed by the Program Directors of FM/EM Programs across Canada. In the case of the "Effective Clinician" principle, these objectives are further described through presentations (symptoms) and disorders (diseases, trauma, etc.).Although these objectives are not organized in sections reflecting clinical rotations, they should be used to guide learning within rotations, e.g., objectives relating to orthopedic topics can be isolated to focus on during that rotation.
The learning resources for achieving the objectives include the clinical rotations, education rounds, seminars and other experiences that make up the program.
Evaluation of residents are compiled from a number of sources including rotation evaluations (using CanMeds Family Medicine evaluation format), feedback from oral and written exams and an OSCE-style exam following the "Summer Series".
Evaluation of the program includes feedback from residents (rotation evaluation forms) as well as through the activities of the FM/EM Program Committee, the Departmental and Faculty Postgraduate Education Committees and by accreditation of the program by the CFPC.
CCFP-EM PROGRAM ROTATION SPECIFIC GOALS AND OBJECTIVES