Mission Statement

Queen’s CCFP-EM Program Mission Statement
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:

  1. To further develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to function competently and confidently in community hospital and other primary care emergency settings,
  2. To be eligible for the College of Family Physicians of Canada Examination for the Certificate of Special Competence in Emergency Medicine,
  3. 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. 
Although all rotation-specific goals and objectives and evaluations are based on the CanMEDS FM Competency Framework, the ever-all objectives of this Program are also based on the four principles of Family Medicine:

  1. The family physician is a skilled clinician.
  2. The doctor patient relationship is central to the role of the family physician.
  3. Family Medicine is based in the community.
  4. 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.