The Family Medicine (FM) Program is dedicated to the development of competent family physicians providing comprehensive, continuous care capable of beginning practice anywhere in Canada. We are actively working towards a curriculum that is centred in family medicine optimizing the strengths and opportunities of each of our program sites.
At the core of our program is a family practice with a family physician as the primary preceptor that serves as the home base providing both continuity of care and education for the resident.
Our program is a distributed learning network with a teaching sites based in Hamilton, Niagara, Kitchener-Waterloo, Halton, Grand Erie/Six Nations as well as rural practices in Collingwood, Fergus, Grimsby, Mount Forest and Owen Sound. Each of these sited represent a separate "CaRMs option” for medical students applying to residency.
There are a variety of teaching and leadership opportunities within the residency program including:
- Primary FM Preceptor
- 2-month Rural Rotation preceptor
- Behavioural Science tutor
- EBM tutor
- QA tutor
- Academic Half-Day presenter
- Site Director
- Program Curriculum Coordinators in each of the following: Behavioural Science, Care of Children & Adolescents, Care of the Elderly, Palliative Care, Global Health, Resident Research/QA, Evidence-Based Medicine
Each of these roles has different requirements, time commitments, and stipends as outlined in the table here.