Dr. Lindsay Jantzie/ Interim Director : Dr. Martina Barton
First block of Residency is devoted to an introduction to the profession by a rotation called FM Core, which consists of an orientation (e.g. to Alberta Health Services, PGME, and the Department of Family Medicine), core teaching and specific clinical skills (e.g. courses such as ALARM and an Opioid Training Day), and time in Family Medicine home clinics
Resident involvement in ongoing curriculum development and in Program leadership
Safe, supportive, and collaborative learning environments including our well-established home FM clinics
Enthusiastic and consistently highly-rated Preceptors at all of our teaching sites
The opportunity to build and manage your own group of patients longitudinally at home clinics
Weekly academics designed to enhance your learning experience
Patient-Centered Care Labs focused on communication skills and doctor-patient relationships
FM-focused off-service teaching and learning on immersion rotations
A leading edge Resident Assessment Program with a focus on assessment for learning, not just of learning; we are transitioning to an electronic assessment and curriculum platform (FMeCAP) for residents to track their progress and assessment
CCFP exam preparation sessions with Faculty Leads; includes access to virtual practice SOOs training throughout first and second year, and access to an online SAMP prep program in second year
The opportunity for residents to develop their teaching skills through formal academic lectures devoted to the topic, participation with the undergraduate FM interest group, teaching clerks in FM home clinics and junior clerkship, and available elective opportunities.
2 – 4.5 days a week in your core FM Home Clinic for 6 blocks in the first year and 6 blocks in the second year
Immersion rotations in Palliative Care, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Low Risk, Hospitalist Medicine, Care of the Elderly, MSK, Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and Psych Emergency Medicine.
Focused teaching in Urgent Care, Hospice, Community Palliative Care and Home Care in first and second year
Opportunities for longitudinal experiences in Indigenous Health in first year for those interested
Eight weeks in rural settings in Southern Alberta in second year
Four weeks elective time in first year and eight weeks in second year
Scheduled “Plus” weeks during FM blocks designed to provide supplemental learning in specific domains of care (Adult, Child, Mental Health, Addictions)
A 4-week FM Core Block at the start of first year, to find your feet in FM Home Clinics and set you up for a successful residency
A Program that is supportive and prioritizes our Residents’ well-being.
We have resident representation on all appropriate Program leadership committees
We have a Wellness Curriculum that teaches residents a basic skill set relating to the maintenance of wellness, and provides half days away from clinical duties to work on these skills
Strong resident leadership opportunities, including numerous positions on our Resident Leadership Committee (RLC)
Up to 8 days Educational leave for conference attendance and research work during residency
The City of Calgary and surrounding areas are your playground during training! Rivers, sunshine, snow (with chinooks which warm things up in the winter), and quick access to Rockies; We are a Program that values a healthy lifestyle and fun!