Family Medicine Behavioural Medicine/Mental Health Curriculum
The components of mental health training are:
- Family Medicine clinic experiences
- Family Medicine Mental Health Lab (FM-MHL)
- Patient Centered Care Lab (PCCL)
- Psych Call
- Ambulatory Care Experiences
- Academics didactic teaching sessions
- Behavioural Med Manuals
Family Medicine Clinic Experiences
Most of the medical training you will receive in Mental Health will be with your preceptors in your main Family Medicine clinic. These family medicine centered experiences over the duration of your training will help you to meet the Mental Health competencies of continuity, comprehensiveness and while being centered in Family Medicine.
Your 2 year Family Medicine schedule includes 16 half days in 10 – 13 FM blocks. As an estimate of 20% of your patients will have some form of mental health / psycho-social issue, you will receive the equivalent of approximately 35 half days of mental health supervision in your Family Medicine clinic.