Under the leadership of Dr. Shayna Watson, undergraduate education continues to be a major focus. As part of the revised undergraduate curriculum for the School of Medicine, a new fall term course, Approaches in Family Medicine, has been introduced for all first-year medical students. At the end of their first year, students consolidate their learning during “Community Week,” where they travel to small communities all over the province to learn first-hand about primary care in a rural setting.
Observerships are offered throughout the year in our After Hours Clinic. There are also opportunities for longer observerships in the day clinic at certain times during the year. Our faculty members continue to contribute to clinical skills and small-group learning, and also serve on several committees within the undergraduate program. In addition, we actively support our Family Medicine Interest Group as much as possible. Clerkship in Family Medicine comprises a core six-week rotation in a small community in Ontario. Rotations are arranged through our partners at the Eastern Regional Medical Education Program (ERMEP), the Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP), the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and Moose Factory.
Please email our program assistant at DFM-Undergraduatefm@queensu.ca for more information or an application.