Foundations Course

The Foundations Course is held annually in early July. This is a mandatory course for urban residents.

The overall goals for the Foundations Course are for residents to:

Start building collegial relationships with their colleagues and the Department of Family Medicine
Start to build their own identity as Family Medicine physicians and build a connection to Family Medicine
Develop skills needed to operate as a Family Medicine Resident in urban and rural Settings Alberta
Participate in workshops to learn procedural skills and advanced Family Medicine skills

The curriculum for the Foundations Course was built based on resident and faculty feedback and will cover the following:

Orientation for R1s

Key skills for treating the acute patient
Medical Emergency Simulation
Critical Scenario Debriefing
Approach to on call scenarios
Key Family Medicine Skills for R1s
Forms (WCB and Drivers Medicals)
Advanced Care Planning/Death Certification
Joint Injections Workshop
Obstetrical Skills Workshop