Why Family Medicine

We are dynamic, flexible and innovative. We are family friendly, active and supportive. Our program listens to the concerns of our residents, faculty, patients and communities to better our learning environments and health programs. We value comprehensive care, integrated experiences and are in the business of making lasting relationships based on continuity and collaboration.

How do we train Family Doctors?

Our Family Medicine Residency training is truly based on the four principles of Family Medicine

How do our residents get involved?

Resident voice and participation in the planning and implementation of our ever-improving program is both enthusiastic and consistent. The Family Medicine residents, through individual and Family Medicine Residents' Association ( FMRA) efforts, are leaders in program and curriculum changes. Residents participate in many aspects of the program including the CaRMS process, undergraduate teaching, and have representatives on several active committees. Faculty members in the Department are highly supportive of the residents' role in moulding a significant portion of their own education.

There are resident representatives on numerous committees including Residency Program, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, Well-being, Academic day, Graduation, Rotation Review, Retreat planning, and many more.

What are the Faculty teachers like?

The Family Medicine Faculty are very committed to the principles of family medicine and work hard to provide individual and program-wide experiences in clinically sound, community-oriented, patient-centered care and evidence-based learning. It is also the divergence of interest and talent that keeps the Department dynamic in medical education, clinical practice, research, administration and politics. Faculty participation in CFPC national activities is very high as is local, regional and provincial committee work.

The faculty and other preceptors are remarkable in role modelling comprehensive patient care with involvement in hospital care, obstetrics, palliative care, office procedures, counselling, community programs, and collaborative care with Primary Care Networks. The community part-time clinical faculty, both urban and rural, practice comprehensive medicine and are sincerely dedicated to teaching.