Family Medicine

Undergraduate Teaching Opportunities

If you are interested in undergraduate teaching opportunities, please contact Bora Kim, Undergraduate Program Coordinator or Dr. Lillian Au, Undergraduate Program Director. Those interested in teaching will require CCFP designation and a clinical academic appointment from the Department of Family Medicine. Help us build the next generation of family physicians with your skills and knowledge. We are always in need of preceptors interested in Longitudinal Clinical Experience and clinical electives.

Clinical Teaching

 Type of Activity
Course Period Time Commitment  Course Description 
Longitudinal Clinical Experience
(LCE) in Family Medicin
September  - May

Eight half-day session in year 1 of medical school.
Eight half-day sessions in year 2 of medical school.

Observe and practice patient communication and exam skills. Role model family practice. Impact on clinic operations should be minimal. An orientation and course manual are provided.
Clinical Electives Year-round Two Weeks Year 3 & 4 students looking for experiential opportunities and increased exposure to family medicine.

3rd Year Family Medicine Clerkship  (in Edmonton area and rural regional Alberta)

Year-round Four Weeks Clinical Preceptors mentor and supervise senior medical students in their offices. Clerkship rotations are eight weeks in duration and divided between urban and rural locations. 

Small Group Teaching on U of A Campus

 Type of Activity Course Period Time Commitment  Course Description
Communication Sessions September - April 4 hours per session Teaching year 1 to 4 medical students in regard to history taking, clinical decision-making and shared decision-making. Each group consists of four medical students and one facilitator. Cases and materials are provided.
Physical Exams Sessions September - April 4 hours per session Teaching physical examination skills to a set curriculum. 
Physicianship Discussion Groups (PDG) September - April 2 hours per session Twenty sessions spaced over four years working with a group of 8 - 10 medical students supported by a semi-structured manual. Most sessions are in the students' first two years. Provides ideal environment to stimulate discussion about various topics that will help form the students' physician identity and provides a unique opportunity to mentor a group of medical students over the course of their training.