Our Enhanced Skills Programs can be divided into two categories, Category 1 and Self-Designed:
Category 1 programs are those designated by the CFPC as programs leading to a Certificate of Added Competence. The majority of these programs are offered in Hamilton (FPA excepted), but many offer elective opportunities in other urban settings and/or rural/regional contexts. For sample schedules, please see our program descriptions below.
Self-Designed are intended to help the resident gain additional experiences in an area of interest, or enhance learn skills designed to fill the needs of a rural / regional community. The department is committed to preserving the community-in-need focus of Enhanced Skills and to promote flexible specialized training options to allow our interested graduates to pursue practice opportunities in rural, remote and regional settings. NO Certificate of Added Competence at completion. All PGY2s are eligible to apply, independent of residency home-base.
Any Family Medicine PGY2 currently training in Canada, independent of residency location, is eligible to apply for any of our Enhanced Skills programs. For sample schedules, please see our program descriptions below.
The Department is able to offer the rural / regional placements through its partnership with ROMP. For further information on Rural/Regional program experiences offered, please see our rural/regional information page.
|CATEGORY||PROGRAM||CERTIFICATE OF ADDED COMPETENCE||MONTHS / POSITIONS AVAILABLE||PRIMARY PRACTICE SETTING||PROGRAM DETAILS|
|CATEGORY 1||Care of the Elderly||Yes||12 Months||Hamilton Area||Care of the Elderly Program Information|
|Palliative Care||Yes||12 Months||Hamilton Area||Palliative Care Program Information|
|Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM)||Yes||12 Months||Burlington / Hamilton||Sports Medicine Program Page|
|Emergency Medicine||Yes||Five 12-Month Positions||Hamilton Area||Link to Website|
|Anesthesia (FPA)||Yes||Two 12-Month Positions||Rural / Regional / Brantford / Hamilton||Anesthesia Program Information|
|SELF-DESIGNED||Acute Care Critical Care||No||3 – 6 Months||Rural / Regional||Rural Self Designed Program Information|
|Palliative Care||No||3 – 6 Months||Rural / Regional|
|Acute Care ER/OB||No||6 Months||Rural / Regional|
|Addictions Medicine||No||3 Months||Rural / Regional|
|Maternal Child Health||No||3 Months||Rural / Regional|
|Mental Health||No||3 Months||Rural / Regional|