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Fall 2017 MCCQE Part II pre-application open

We would just like to provide a gentle reminder for those hoping to write their MCCQE Part II for this Fall, the pre-application is between for April 24 to May 23. Check your e-mails for the below information. "Please note that the pre-application period for the fall 2017 Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part II is now open. If you are interested in taking the MCCQE Part II, the following STEPS are required: Step 1: You must add your name to the pre-application list through your physiciansapply.ca account at any time between April 24 and May 23, 2017. o Click on “Examination” on the left panel o Click on “Apply for an examination” on the centre panel o Click on the “M

Canadian Family Medicine Residency POCUS Research Team Survey

We invite you to take part in a Canada-wide study on Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) training in family medicine residency programs. The objective of this study is to assess the level of POCUS training in family medicine residency programs and to obtain the opinion of current residents on the future of POCUS in primary care. This survey should take you no more than 10 minutes. Data collected will contribute to preparation of national recommendations on the role of ultrasound in family medicine. At the end of the study you will be provided an e-mail address to enter into a random draw for a chance to win 1 of 6 $100 Amazon gift cards or 1 of 10 $50 Tim Horton gift cards. You can access the s

Welcome to incoming 2017-2018 PGY-1s

With last week's results, the chiefs would all like to extend a warm welcome to our new incoming PGY-1s for the 2017-2018 year. You will all have received an e-mail in your dfm account regarding Palpate This, Facebook group and this blog. Please refer to the new residents tab on this website and feel free to message myself or any of your site chiefs with further questions. Look forward to meeting you all this summer!

Johns Hopkins Epidemiology and Biostatistics Short Courses

The 35th Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics will be held at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, June 12-30, 2017. Our program offers intensive short courses focused on research methods and practice, highlighting epidemiologic and statistical concepts and methodology. We would be most grateful if you would share information about our summer program in epidemiology and biostatistics with faculty, staff, students, and trainees in your department. Our foundation courses include: Principles of Epidemiology, Intermediate Epidemiology, and Statistical Reasoning in Public Health. Online courses include: Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health, Epidemiologic

CFPC Spring 2017 News

Our CFPC representative, Sandra Huynh, was part of the Section of Residents (SoR) council meeting last week and would like to update our fellow residents on relevant news and opportunities to get involved. Please see/download this attached document for further details.

Resource Update

A quick note that we've added some new resident teaching topics from the QBOL site, a big thank you to Tara He and the fellow QBOL contributors. They are also located in the same password protected page https://www.qfmblog.com/teaching

PGY-1 Chief Tips

This can also be found in your resident dfm e-mail and is placed here with permission. These are directed for KTI PGY-1s nearing the completion of their first year. 1) Portfolio - It is in your best interest to get all of the modules complete in PGY-1, as you will NOT want to be doing this while studying for your CCFP exam and LMCC next year... Also, before you leave QFHT, organize your final PGY1 AA meeting. 2) LMCC Part 2 and CFPC Exam - It is my strong recommendation that you apply to write for the LMCC Part 2 in the fall rather than spring (congrats to those who are writing this May). Next April, not only will you be preparing for the CFPC exam, but there are also Queen's OSCEs and Resea

Enhanced Skills Timeline 2018-2019

With Dr Hodgetts permission: Each year the Ontario ES program directors agree on a timeline that we will all abide by for applications, interviews and offers of PGY3 positions. For specific questions please contact the particular program or Dana Doll @ dana.doll@dfm.queensu.ca For Ontario Universities 2018-2019: Applications Open: Monday, August 21, 2017 Applications Close: Friday, October 6, 2017 Interview Period: Monday, October 9, 2017 – Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Offers of Acceptance emailed: Thursday, December 7, 2017 CCFP-EM CaRMS match day - Thursday December 14, 2017

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