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Prince Edward Island Teaching Site Curriculum

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PGY1 Rotations

PGY2 Rotations

Core family medicine Core family medicine
Community family medicine
Community family medicine
Internal medicine
General surgery
Orthopaedics surgery
Palliative care
Emergency medicine
Vacation Vacation


First and second year

Within the first two months of PGY1, you'll be introduced to a group of patients
within a family medical practice whom you'll follow over a period of two years. In this manner, the program's capable of meeting two distinct missions:

  1. To meet the health care needs of our region, especially by recognizing the importance of primary care and providing service to underserved populations.
  2. To advance knowledge and assume leadership within the fields of direct practice, biomedical sciences and academic medicine.

Our core curriculum is based on recommendations from the curriculum committee of Dalhousie's family medicine program and is enhanced with programs that have been developed based on needs identified by our residents and faculty. A mandatory education weekend for all residents is held annually.

Academic curriculum

  • practice-based small group learning sessions (case-based common family
    medicine problems)
  • evidence-based medicine curriculum
  • resident-presented common problem seminars
  • core faculty presented seminars
  • journal club
  • grand rounds
  • resident-driven specialty seminars
  • faculty-presented guideline review sessions
  • practice management curriculum
  • exam preparation (written and practical) for LMCC part II and the College of Family Physicians certification exams

You're given a half-day per week of protected academic time related to the College of Family Physicians of Canada required curriculum. Teaching sessions are provided in both eastern and western parts of PEI, allowing residents to participate in academic discourse.