The Department of Family Medicine is proud to provide a Triple C Competency-Based Curriculum to prepare our graduates for today’s health care environment. Built around societal and patient needs, this comprehensive approach focuses on continuity of education and patient care, and is centred in family medicine. Its focus on outcome abilities is designed to prepare physicians for practice.

Our training and education is delivered through learning contexts and strategies which equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to provide comprehensive care across the spectrum of care and across all life cycles, clinical settings, and clinical responsibilities.

Learning is accomplished through exposure, practice and assessment in all domains of clinical care. Teachers and mentors are role models of comprehensive care, who guide our residents through the practice and assessment of all seven CanMEDS-FM Roles (Family Medicine Expert, Communicator, Collaborator, Manager, Health Advocate, Scholar, Professional). Competence is supported by continuous sampling, observation, and reflection on an individual's performance.

Our program incorporates the standards of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, including: