What is the Academic Curriculum like?
Over the past six years there has been an exponential increase in formal program-wide academic activity with major developments in the institution of monthly Academic Days. The academic curriculum consists of 24 rotating monthly topics on a two year schedule. They are learner-driven and managed with a variety of learning modes including small group case based learning, journal reviews, practice exam questions, and didactic lectures by family doctors, specialists and other health professionals. The Academic Day curriculum has been successful in meeting more of our educational goals and was recently published in Canadian Family Physician.
The other components of our Academic Curriculum include the Behavioural Medicine course, our Evidence Based Medicine Curriculum, Exam Preparation, Procedural Skills workshops, and the Practice Quality Improvement Project.