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Fredericton Teaching Site Program

Focused on interactive one-on-one learning in a collegial environment

Fredericton’s family medicine teaching unit is best suited for you if you thrive in a setting where you can be independent with a hands-on approach to your learning. The Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital is a family medicine-oriented hospital where family physicians are largely responsible for the care of their own patients and the relationship between family physicians and specialists is consultative and collegial. The hospital and community are large enough to provide exposure to a great breadth and depth of patients and illness, while being small enough to ensure individualized attention.

In most cases, senior learners on service are family medicine residents, so there is little or no competition for learning opportunities. This unique environment allows family medicine residents to take advantage of opportunities as they arise, and maximizes learning time on service. If you are interested, there are opportunities for family medicine residents to get involved in the teaching of clinical clerks as the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital is affiliated with Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick.

The family medicine teaching unit is located in the Clark Center for Medical Education at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital. The unit recently underwent a significant expansion and now includes three videoconferencing suites, two conference rooms and administrative offices on the main level. The dedicated resident space on the lower level includes a large lounge, kitchen area, locker room, showers, on-call rooms, a computer resource room and a fitness area. All learners have access to this space 24/7, and it provides a great place to step away from the hospital, meet up with other residents and relax throughout the day and when on-call.

Fredericton is fortunate to have a PhD research director on-site who is available to guide residents through the resident project process, as well as to engage any interested residents in primary care research activities. The research unit has developed and worked on many funded research projects with a major focus in the area of psychosocial cancer issues. Projects have also been undertaken in areas such as depression, aboriginal health and adolescent health.