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Hidden Curriculum in Medical Education

The hidden curriculum refers to norms and values that are passed along to medical students and residents, often unintentionally, and that undermine the formal medical education curriculum. For example, the perceived views that one specialty is inferior to another. This is an important issue that especially impacts family medicine and by learning more about resident experiences we can also learn how to better address the challenges posed by the hidden curriculum. Please compete the Survey HERE! (15 mins)

Rural and Remote Conference

This years Rural and Remote Conference will be held in Ottawa, Ontario from April 23 - 25, 2020! Queen’s Family Medicine has a booth at the conference and is looking for volunteers! This is an excellent opportunity to represent Queen’s and recruit medical students interested in rural practice to the Family Medicine Program. If you plan to attend the conference and would like to volunteer at the booth please get in touch program.chief@dfm.queensu.ca. At Rural and Remote there will be close to 200 sessions over 3 days, including small group sessions, hands-on workshops and Rural Critical Care modules. It is a family-friendly, with day care included, collegial atmosphere. What people have said

Registration Open for CCFP Exam!

The Spring 2020 Certification Examination in Family Medicine application is now open for qualified residents. The deadline to register is February 1, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted. Please notify your residents that may be eligible to write the fall examination accordingly. http://www.cfpc.ca/Application_and_Requirements_for_Residency_Eligibility/ You must register through the new CFPC Portal that went live a few weeks ago: To access your new membership portal, please used the link and information included in the e-mail entitled “Check out the new CFPC portal!”. It was originally sent to members on November 20 or 21, 2019. Be sure to check your Spam folder if you cannot find

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