Queen's University - Family Medicine - Kingston - Thousand Islands
Queen’s University Family Medicine is a highly regarded longstanding program (established in 1972). Our two-year program is based on the College of Family Physicians of Canada competency-based “Triple C” Curriculum (Comprehensive learning; Continuity of patient care, curriculum, and supervision; and family medicine-centred education). The program consists of core family medicine experiences complemented by experiences in other specialties relevant to family medicine.
Your application to the Queen's Family Medicine Residency Program will be centrally processed for all four training sites: Kingston-1000 Islands, Belleville-Quinte, Peterborough-Kawartha, and Queen's-Bowmanville-Oshawa-Lakeridge. This process means that you will only have one interview, with results communicated to each site you have applied to. You must make a separate application to each site you are interested in. Please include all required documentation in each application and submit the same documentation to each site. You will have the opportunity to individually rank each site you are interested in.
What makes the Kingston-1000 Islands site special?
You will be working alongside resident colleagues from across Canada and around the world. Many of our graduates have become leaders in family medicine across Canada.
While working in Kingston, you will be serving a culturally and socio-economically-diverse population. Through horizontal clinics and other rotations, you will work with and advocate for marginalized and vulnerable populations in our community.
While completing your community rotations, you will have access to one-on-one teaching and increasing responsibility under your preceptor's guidance. You will also interact regularly with specialist colleagues (both residents and faculty members) and develop close relationships. Many of your specialist preceptors will also be family physicians who have completed additional training (e.g. hospitalist or emergency medicine rotations).
At the KTI site, you have access to facilities at the Queen’s School of Medicine, including the clinical education centre and our state-of-the-art simulation labs. You also have full access to the university libraries and other campus resources.
Am I required to have a vehicle?
Trainees must be able to provide their own transportation to and from their training sites. Possession of a vehicle, while not required, allows you to make full use of community-based learning opportunities. Our program will provide funding for exceptional travel expenses as required.
What are we looking for in our residents?
- Motived, self-directed, and professional future generalists.
- People who are reflective, focused on continual improvement, and open to feedback.
- Engagement. We are what we are because of our residents.
- Humble confidence. Our specialty requires both these attributes.
- Team players. While this sounds obvious, the importance during residency can’t be overstated.