The program chief blog provides up to date news and resources for our Queen's Family Medicine residents.

November 19, 2017

Dear PGY-1s!


What: A chance for you to become a research mentor for a 1st or 2nd year medical student.  

Why: Obtain experience being a research mentor and get extra help on your resident research project!

When: Presentations are being planned for early January, 2018 given that there is enough interest amongst residents. Exact date TBD.

How: This will require you to give an informal short presentation about your proposed research project and apply for summer studentships.

Full message:

This initiative is being undertaken in partnership with the FMIG (Family Medicine Interest Group). The idea comes from a positive collaborative research experience I had with a 2nd year medical student at Queen's. In short, I wanted extra hel...

August 15, 2017

Just a reminder for PGY-1 KTI residents on FM service regarding Wednesday Resident Teaching rounds - please send me the lecture after your presentation each week. I will be sending a reminder to whomever is presenting. These will go under the section: https://www.qfmblog.com/teaching as available resources to you (password is located in your dfm e-mail).

For QBOL/BQ/PK - I still highly encourage you to send your own teaching topics as they are presented. I will send periodic requests to your chiefs asking about these. 

July 24, 2017

I want to extend a sincere thank you for all the residents who expressed interest and put forth their name for consideration for these elections. Below are the results:

CFPC: Sabrina Dzafovic

OCFP: Paule Bertholet 

KTI Wellness: Erin Budd (Cohort A), Marianne Godbout (Cohort B)


The below wellness residents were chosen internally.

QBOL Wellness: Katherine Liu

PK/BQ Wellness: Forthcoming

Congratulations to all!

Please also take the time to vote in the current PARO elections.

July 19, 2017

Please check your dfm email accounts for the election forms to select one of the nominees to represent you for the CFPC and OCFP positions. Elections will close at 10:00AM on July 24th.

July 18, 2017

On behalf of one of our PGY-3s:

Hi PGY-1s! I’m looking for one or more residents to help me get a fluoride varnish program off the ground at QFHT. Fluoride varnish is applied to children’s teeth every 3-6 months and helps prevent caries. This is hugely important in our area because our water isn’t fluoridated, so many kids have no fluoride exposure at all. I have arranged for supplies to be provided through the health unit, but we still need to create the program at QFHT. There would be an opportunity to turn this into your resident advocacy/research project, but that level of commitment isn’t required. Please get in touch if you’re interested, I would love to hear from you! 


Sam Buttemer

PGY-3 Public Health and Preventive Medicine


June 14, 2017

With the last of resident rounds now complete for our 2016-2017 PGY-1 cohort, I just want to remind everyone that they are available here: www.qfmblog.com/teaching and for those who have yet to send me their presentation, please feel free to do so! Thanks to the KTI and QBOL residents who have helped this year.

We will be leaving these presentations up on the blog for the upcoming year and will reassess after the completion of the next cohort whether they will remain on the site.

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