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PHPM National Review Course

Welcome to the 2019 Public Health and Preventive Medicine National Review Course!

The Queen's Department of Family Medicine, Public Health and Preventive Medicine residency program and KFL&A Public Health will host the fourth national public health and preventive medicine review course from October 21 - 25, 2019 in Kingston, Ontario.

The course is an intensive review of the knowledge and competencies of the PHPM specialty offered annually to all Canadian R4 and R5 residents from Royal College training programs in Public Health and Preventive Medicine as well as practicing physicians. National-level teachers have been selected to instruct the course which will include review and application of key concepts and examples for written and oral Royal College examination preparation. The course objectives align with the PHPM Royal College objectives of training. We have also identified entrustable professional activities and core curricula linked to each topic.

Session and topic themes were created from Public Health Agency of Canada core competencies for public health in Canada, the set of minimum competencies for medical officers of health in Canada, and a review of the American College of Preventive Medicine review course syllabus and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada Primer on Population Health. Our goal is to ensure all residents are familiar with this core curricula content and have a solid base on which to prepare for their examinations.

We will be holding a new Emergency Management Simulation from 7-9pm on Wednesday October 23rd. This event will test participants abilities on topics concerning proper emergency management in a public health setting. An expert panel of judges will be evaluating responses. This is an optional event, offered at no additional fee.

Another new addition to the course is an Oral Exam preparation session, held Monday October 21st from 7-9pm. In this event, an expert panel will be demonstrating how to answer oral exam questions competently, as well as what to avoid during an oral exam. This is an optional event, offered at no additional fee.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) and an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Queen's University Office of CPD. You may claim a maximum of 34 Section 1 hours, and 2 Section 3 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

We look forward to seeing you in the fall. If you have any questions, please contact us.


Dr. Kieran Michael Moore, MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP, MPH, DTM&H, FRCPC
Medical Officer of Health, KFL&A Public Health
Professor of Emergency and Family Medicine
Program Director, Queen's PHPM Residency Program
Course Director, Queen's National Review Course in PHPM