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Streams and Training Templates


Stream Lead: Dr. Sonny Collis

The Eastern Stream offers the opportunity for residents to complete the majority of the residency program in the Eastern region of Newfoundland and Labrador. Encompassing both urban and rural sites the program allows a broad range of experiences that lead to a competent family physician prepared to practice in any practice environment.

In first year, residents complete the majority of their clinical experiences in St. John’s. All Obstetrics & Gynecology and Surgery clinical experiences and some Internal Medicine clinical experiences are completed in rural sites across NL and/or in New Brunswick. Residents complete integrated Family Medicine and Care of Elderly training over the course of the first year (spread over 6 months). All other first year clinical experiences are of 1-3 months in duration.

In second year, residents complete rural Family Medicine clinical experiences throughout the Eastern Stream or in New Brunswick. The duration of the rural clinical experience varies by site and ranges from four months to a full year. The full year longitudinal opportunities are offered in the Burin, Clarenville and Conception Bay North regions of NL. Urban family medicine clinical experiences are completed in and around St. John’s. Pediatric, palliative care, and orthopedic clinical experiences are completed either in St. John’s or in rural locations across NL and/or in New Brunswick.

The goal of the Eastern Stream is to facilitate a diverse learning environment that will prepare the resident to be a confident and competent physician who is able to manage a variety of clinical situations in a wide range of practice environments.

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. Check out our website!


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 - Eastern 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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View of the city in the St. John's harbour
Eastern Stream
Sites in Eastern Stream consist of: St. John’s, Torbay, Kelligrews, Harbour Grace, Carbonear, Clarenville, Bay Roberts, Bay Bulls, Burin, Old Perlican

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