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RED DEER (2018/19)


1st Year

Rural Family Medicine - 16 weeks
Anesthesia - 2 weeks
Dermatology - 1 week
Electives - 5 weeks
General Surgery - 8 weeks
Geriatrics - 2 weeks
Obstetrics & Gynecology - 8 weeks
Orthopedics - 4 weeks
Pediatrics - 4 weeks
Pediatric Emergency - 2 weeks
2nd Year
Rural Family Medicine - 16 weeks
Rural Family Medicine - 8 weeks
Electives - 6 weeks
Palliative Care Selective - 2 weeks
Emergency - 8 weeks
Psychiatry - 4 weeks
Internal Medicine - 8 weeks

FORT MCMURRAY (2018/19)


1st Year

8 weeks Family Medicine blocktime at start of year 1
A workshop airway management
6 sets of 5 shifts with Family Medicine Hospitalists including weekends
General Surgery and Pediatrics: each rotation is 3 days per week with call shifts for 6 weeks integrated with Family Medicine 2 days per week
Obstetrics is 3 days per week with call shifts, for 9 weeks integrated with Family Medicine 2 days per week
Psychiatry – 4-week block of 3 days per week (Family Medicine for the other 2 days). Target of 12 days of specialty rotation.
4 weeks of vacation
5 weeks of electives
2 days Family Medicine per week (except for when offsite)
Geriatrics: The Geri EM modules and TOP guidelines will be completed during the R1 year and the following of 6 geriatric patients for 5 months will be completed prior to the end of the R2 year with options of where and when the patients will be followed

Year 2

20 weeks off-site rural Family Medicine blocktime
Family Medicine on-site as in year one
A workshop airway management
IM/CCU/ICU – 3 days per week with call shifts for 6 weeks integrated with Family Medicine for 2 days per week
Palliative care – 2-week selective off-site
Elective time – 2 weeks if ER hours are 8-hour shifts, 4 weeks if ER shifts are 12-hour
4 weeks of vacation
2-month Family Medicine block at end of year 2
Emergency – 30 x 8 hours shifts of Emerg or 20 x 12 hours shifts of Emerg (days and nights) integrated with Family Medicine over an 8 -10 week block dependent on choice of shift length.
Orthopedics will be covered by the CASTED course provided to all residents once over the 2-year cycle. In addition, there are 6 shifts (2 weeks) of orthopedics which include pre- and post-operative care and assessment.  A 2-week off-site selective of MSK will be arranged by the resident in their choice of sports medicine, rheumatology, and physiatry.  Alternatively, the two weeks can be with a local physiotherapist.

GRANDE PRAIRIE (2018/19)

1st Year
Family Medicine (regional) - 4 weeks
Rural Family Medicine - 16 weeks
Anesthesia - 3 weeks
Electives - 5 weeks
General Surgery - 8 weeks
Obstetrics & Gynecology - 8 weeks
Orthopedics - 4 weeks
Pediatrics - 4 weeks
Continuity Clinics - 0.5 day per week
2nd Year
Rural Family Medicine - 16 weeks
Rural Family Medicine - 8 weeks
Electives - 8 weeks
Emergency - 8 weeks + 1 week integrated Palliative Care
Psychiatry - 4 weeks
Internal Medicine - 8 weeks

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