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Clinical Training

PGY1 & PGY2:

The first two years of your PHPM residency will primarily take place at the Department of Family Medicine's Kingston-1000 Islands site. These clinical training years will prepare you to become certified in Family Medicine by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).

Most PHPM residents at Queen’s choose to become certified in Family Medicine; however, you can also choose to complete one basic clinical training year and one additional year of academic or public health training instead.  

The Department of Family Medicine provides a comprehensive program of enhanced learning opportunities and support for residents:

  • ACLS Course
  • NRP Course
  • ALARM Course
  • Nightmares FM (critical care course)
  • Procedural skills days and OSCE
  • Seminar Series and Problem Based Learning:
  • Women’s Health Seminar Series (exploring Gender and Health issues)
  • Global Health Seminar Series
  • Peer-facilitated Problem Based Learning Modules
  • Annual Resident Retreat
  • Resident allowance
  • Remote Medicine in Moose Factory, Ontario
  • UpToDate

These two years of Family Medicine training will be tailored to your needs as a PHPM resident. You will have the opportunity to focus on relevant clinical areas such as infectious disease during internal medicine sub-specialty rotations, community psychiatry during behavioural medicine rotations, and community public health clinics (e.g., sexual health clinics, travel clinics, lactation clinics, and well-baby visits) during your core Family Medicine rotations. You can also focus on these clinical areas during electives.

Core Clinical Training Sites:

Examples of Community Clinical Training Sites: