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Northern Ontario School of Medicine - Family Medicine - Rural Northern Ontario

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Program Director

Dr. Paul Miron

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Program Coordinator

David McGuire

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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Practice opportunities are extensive, and diverse allowing residents to immerse themselves in the unique lifestyle of northern Ontario

  • Residents have flexibility and are encouraged to undertake clinical experiences in a wide variety of communities across the entire NOSM geographic area

  • Opportunities exist to undertake either Family medicine or other learning experiences in the French language and experience the Francophone culture of northern Ontario

  • Community rotations are available which will allow residents to immerse and familiarize themselves in the rural culture, and experience the challenges and rewards of delivery of care in rural and remote communities

  • Many diverse opportunities exist to encounter, immerse and deliver care to Indigenous Peoples including travel to northern First Nations.

  • Rotations in over 40 Northern urban, rural and remote clinical settings

  • Opportunity for a wide variety of PGY3 enhanced skills options in northern Ontario

  • A unique opportunity for blended hospital¬-based and community-based training with first call coverage in most disciplines

  • Early integration as a key member of an interdisciplinary health care team dedicated to professionalism, high quality patient care and excellent medical education

  • A diverse variety of in-patient and outpatient experiences emphasized from the beginning of residency

  • Unparalleled preceptor support from physician faculty and preceptors whose primary focus is patient care and teaching

  • Commitment to resident learning

  • Financial support for resident travel to and from core clinical placements away from the home base and all mandatory educational activities at non home base locations

  • Housing support for core rotations away from home base and primary residence for up to 6 months per academic year

  • Opportunities to participate in a scholarly activity, including research and quality imporvement, under expert guidance

  • Funding available for research, professional development and conference participation

  • Access to advanced technology and informatics that allows 24/7 access to electronic search engines, and electronic indexes, as well as an extensive collection of electronic medical/health journals and textbooks

  • Exceptional lifestyle balance with a wide variety of outstanding northern Ontario recreational opportunities


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GENERAL INFORMATION

The NOSM Family Medicine program is an accredited program of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). We follow the Triple C competency-based curriculum in all of our training streams. Utilizing the CanMEDS-FM competencies, along with the CFPC's Priority Topics and Skills Dimensions, our curriculum is build with community Family Medicine in mind. All of our rotations are largely community based, with several opportunities within our hospitals. The vast majority of teaching is provided by Family Physicians. Comprehensiveness of practice, along with continuity of care and education are central to our work. Depending on the stream, the approach to the scheduling of clinical experiences will vary. All Family Medicine residents will receive ongoing coaching and feedback, both informally and formally through our workplace-based assessment methods. Regularly scheduled periodic reviews provide an opportunity for self-reflection and coaching from a Competency Coach. Candidates who are self-directed and engage in reflective practice are particularly suited to our residency program.


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