University Of Calgary Postgraduate Medicine

Urban Program Highlights

 

  • 4 weeks Foundations Block for all Residents right at the start of your Residency
  • Continuity in your ‘Home Clinic’ over the 2 years (2 days a week)
  • Additional Family Medicine Urban experiences at a partnering clinic 
  • Patient-Centered Care Labs which focus on communication skills, doctor-patient relationships and Resident well-being
  • 8 weeks elective each year
  • Weekly academic sessions both years
  • Experience in rural settings in southern Alberta, Yellowknife or Whitehorse
  • Numerous opportunities for strong Resident leadership and involvement in all aspects of the Program

The Urban program is 2 years in length, and is organized into 13 blocks per year. The program runs from July to June each year. Learning experiences within each block provide you with opportunities to acquire our Family Medicine competencies and Entrustable Professional Activities

First Year Curriculum

Electives - 8 weeks

Family Medicine Focused:
Home Clinic – 2 days each week throughout all Family Medicine (FM) based rotations

  • Foundations
  • Urban Clinics (opportunities at partnering clinics) – 8 weeks
  • Behavioural Medicine/Mental Health – 8 weeks
  • Care of the Adult – 4 weeks
  • Care of the Child – 4 weeks
  • Longitudinal Long term Care option
  • Family Medicine Mental Health Labs

Immersive Experiences:
4 weeks in each- Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Low Risk, Palliative Care, Pediatrics

Second Year Curriculum

Electives – 8 weeks

Family Medicine Focused:
Home Clinic – 2 days each week throughout all FM based rotations

  • Urban Clinics (opportunities at partnering clinics) – 8 weeks
  • Community Palliative – 4 weeks 
  • Pediatric Emergency – 4 weeks
  • Adult Emergency – 4 weeks
  • Urgent Care – 4 weeks
  • Rural - 8 weeks
  •  Family Medicine Mental Health Labs

Immersive Experiences:

  •  Care of the Elderly – 4 weeks
  •  Hospitalist – 4 weeks
  •  Musculoskeletal – 2 weeks
  •  Low Risk Obstetrics – 2 weeks
  •  Electives – 8 weeks

For information on applying to the Urban program, please visit the CaRMS website www.carms.ca