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CCFP (EM) - Overview

College of Family Physicians

Training Program in Emergency Medicine


General Information

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The Family Medicine/Emergency Medicine Residency Program is administered by the Department of Family Medicine. It is designed to provide physicians, who have completed a family medicine residency, with the specific competence to practice Emergency Medicine and the leadership skills to assess, promote, and integrate emergency health services in the community.

Both Urban and Community streams of training are available depending on the future career goals of physicians.  Candidates will be interviewed and selected via the regular CaRMS process,



The Program involves the teaching hospitals of the Hamilton Health Region. The hospitals are organized by specialty. For example, Burn/Trauma at the Hamilton General, Pediatric Trauma at McMaster Hospital, Oncology at Henderson Hospital, and Emergency Psychiatry at St. Joseph's Hospital. Community based rotations are located at St. Catharines General Hospital, Brantford General Hospital and Grand River Hospital. These institutions offer Emergency Departments with a good patient volume supported by comprehensive Medical and Surgical services. These sites will expose the resident to a wide range of patient problems, as well as specific focus in different rotations.



Residents interested in securing an elective in Emergency Medicine should contact Ms. Teresa Vallera, , outlining the Block the resident is interested in scheduling the elective, as well as their goals, objectives and potential future career path.