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Streams and Training Templates


Stream Lead: Dr. David Bradbury-Squires

The Central Stream will provide excellent training experiences in Rural Family Medicine. In this stream, all  training will occur in rural sites in Central Newfoundland and Labrador. Residents will be assigned a home community where they will spend the majority of their second year and a portion of their first year. Experiences such as rural emergency, family medicine obstetrics, inpatient and long-term care are available. Residents also have the opportunity for customized electives within the stream in various specialty services.

The Central training sites include Gander, Grand Falls-Windsor, Botwood, and Twillingate.

The residency training program in Family Medicine at Memorial is an accredited residency training program through the College of Family Physicians of Canada. It leads to eligibility to sit the certification exam of the CFPC. This program uses the unique medical, geographic and cultural characteristics of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick and Nunavut to train family physicians for rural/remote practice. 


Why Memorial?

There are many reasons to come to Memorial for Family Medicine training! To name a few:

  • Urban, rural and remote training opportunities;
  • Often you are the only resident on service;
  • Tailored teaching given low learner to preceptor numbers;
  • Excellent learning opportunities;
  • Travel to and from training sites for core training is covered;
  • Dedicated preceptors;
  • 4 weeks of vacation per year;
  • $1000 per year towards conference leave or ATLS course completion.


What Are Our Unique Learning Opportunities?
  • Training is offered in urban, rural and remote communities
  • Remote opportunities in Goose Bay, NL or Iqaluit, NU
  • Flight medicine in Goose Bay or Iqaluit
  • Transfer medicine across many training sites
  • Point of Care Ultrasound Training (PoCUS) when available.
  • Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advances in Labour and Risk Management (ALARM), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) training is offered, when possible. ACLS is offered through Eastern Health at a reduced rate. The Family Medicine Residency Training Program covers the cost of ALARM & NRP. Residents are provided with $1000 per year towards conference leave or ATLS course completion.
  • Stunning landscape
    Outdoor activities across all training sites
  • Vibrant arts scene — culture, music, dance, film
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General Information

Please review the CaRMS program description (linked above) for additional program information.

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Salary Information

Post graduate salaries and benefits differ by province and are determined by two things: your training year, and the province you work in. See below the salaries and benefits for Memorial University of Newfoundland - Family Medicine - Central Stream.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Gross Annual PGY-1 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-2 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-3 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-4 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-5 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-6 Salary
Gross Annual PGY-7 Salary
Annual Vacation
4 weeks/year
Statutory Holidays
1-1/2x pay or paid day off
Conference Leave
7 days/pd
Frequency of Calls
Excess in-hospital call > 7/28 weekday – $225, weekend – $360; Call stipend – $115 Home call > 7/21 – $75; Call stipend – $57.50
100% reimbursement
Provincial Health Insurance
Contact Medical Care Plan 1-866-449-4459
Extended Health Insurance
Mandatory medical, basic life and AD&D
Cost of examination reimbursed upon successful completion while a PARNL member
Maternity/Paternity Leave
Up to One year
Additional Optional Benefits
100% employee paid
Parking Fees
Sick leave
1 day per month
Resident Student
Full-time status
Meal Allowance
$105 per month
Updated August 3, 2023

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Quaint small homes on harbour front
Central Stream
Sites in Central Stream consist of: Gander, Grand Falls-Windsor, Botwood, Twillingate

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