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Fredericton Teaching Site Curriculum

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PGY1 rotations        




Core family medicine 4 weeks orientation
12 weeks core
3 continuity weeks                    
  Core family medicine  

16 weeks core
2 continuity weeks  

Obstetrics 7 weeks   Community family medicine 12 weeks
Pediatrics 6 weeks   CCU 4 weeks
Internal Medicine 6 weeks   Psychiatry 3 weeks
Orthopedics 3 weeks   Geriatrics 3 weeks
Surgery 4 weeks   Palliative care 2 weeks
Emergency 4 weeks   Electives 10 weeks
Plastic Surgery 2 weeks   Vacation 4 weeks
Hospitalist 1 week      
Vacation 4 weeks      

First and second year

The formal curriculum of the FMTU is concentrated in the core family medicine rotations in first and second year. All PGY1 residents in Fredericton are required to attend at least two one-hour seminars per week. During core family medicine, these seminars are supplemented with additional seminars, procedures/skills workshops, and exam preparation workshops.

PGY2 residents also receive additional teaching sessions during core family medicine, which are focused on helping residents prepare for exams with time dedicated to dealing with specific components of the exam. In addition, time is set aside in the curriculum for residents to organize study groups or to have additional independent study time as desired. Practice management sessions are organized and delivered throughout the two-year curriculum with a focus on practical questions and advice to assist residents in preparing for practice. There are also informal evening presentations every month concerning issues such as; physician wellness, global health and technological innovations.

Curriculum highlights

The core curriculum is based on recommendations from the Curriculum Committee of the Dalhousie Family Medicine program. It is similar in content to the curriculum delivered at each site but is unique because of the involvement of local teachers and experts, making it relevant in the local setting. Curriculum delivery may take the following form:

  • Practice-based small group learning sessions
  • Resident-presented common problem seminars
  • Family medicine faculty-presented core and elective seminars
  • Specialist faculty-presented core and elective seminars
  • Written and practical exam preparation workshops for LMCC Part II and CCFP
  • Practice management seminars
  • Grand rounds
  • Annual joint site Resident Education Weekend

In addition to the core topics developed by the committee, we provide sessions that are developed in consultation with residents to address their needs. These topics may change from year to year as the residents move through the program.