Dr. Brent Wolfrom
Queen’s University Family Medicine is a highly regarded longstanding program (established in 1972). Our two-year program is based on the College of Family Physicians of Canada competency-based “Triple C” Curriculum (Comprehensive learning; Continuity of patient care, curriculum, and supervision; and family medicine-centred education). The program consists of core family medicine experiences complemented by experiences in other specialties relevant to family medicine.
A “horizontal” curriculum with continuous, community-based family medicine experience for three half-days per week throughout most of the PGY1 and PGY2 years.
Specialty experiences are completed horizontally three days per week in blocks of four or eight weeks.
The opportunity to work within well-developed, interdisciplinary family health teams.
Inpatient and emergency rotations in the state-of-the-art Peterborough Regional Health Centre, which opened in 2008.
Utilization of strong family physician-led services including palliative care unit and Partners in Pregnancy Clinic.
Repetition of experiences in PGY1 and PGY2 years to allow residents to consolidate knowledge and increase confidence.
Low ratio of residents to physician preceptors and abundant opportunity for hands-on clinical experience. (FP residents will most often be the only learner on a rotation).
An appropriate balance between learning and service.
Long-term care horizontal component in PGY1 (four LTC patients followed through PGY1 under the supervision of LTC preceptor).