University Of Calgary Postgraduate Medicine

Rural Curriculum Overview

 
TRIPLE C CURRICULUM: Structure

The CanMEDS-FM framework provides a way of organizing curriculum information and competencies to ensure Residents who complete their training in this Program receive effective, high quality learning experiences that allows them to enter practice as competent rural family physicians, ready for unsupervised practice.

The direction provided by the College of Family Physicians of Canada(CFPC) around ensuring a Triple-c competency-based curriculum design as well as required assessment methodologies has also been adopted by the Program.  These frameworks will be seen as you read through the rural  FM curriculum and assessment documents.

 

CURRICULUM DELIVERY: Schedule
All Programs are 2 years in length, and are organized into 13 blocks per year. Learning experiences within each block provide you with opportunities to acquire our Family Medicine competencies and Entrustable Professional Activities.  The following is an EXAMPLE 2 year Program for a single Resident (all Residents in our Program will complete each rotation, but in a different sequences).
 
Block 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
PGY1 FM Rural ORTHO/Sports Med Elective Pediatric EM COMM PEDS Elective FM Rural Hospitalist Internal Medicine Mental Health Gen Surgery
PGY2 FM Rural Elective ICU OBS Anesthesia (2 wks)/
Emergency (6 wks)
PCU
2 wks
Elective   2 wks

 

DOMAINS OF CARE

 Domains of Care - Rural Curriculum 

Care of the Adult (COA)

Assessment
Competencies
Priority Topics and Key Features
Relevant EPAs
Rotations & Learning Exeriences

Academics
Anesthesia Rotation

Emergency Rotation
FM Rural R1 Rotation
FM Rural R2 Rotation
General Surgery Rotation

Hospitalist Rotation
ICU Rotation
Internal Medicine Rotation 


Care of the Child and Adolescent (COC)

Assessment
Competencies
Priority Topics and Key Features

Relevant EPAs
Rotations & Learning Exeriences

Academics
Community Pediatrics Rotation

FM Rural R1 Rotation
FM Rural R2 Rotation
Pediatric Emergency Rotation


 Care of the Elderly (COE)

Assessment
Competencies
Priority Topics and Key Features
Relevant EPAs
Rotations & Learning Exeriences

Academics
FM Rural R1 Rotation
FM Rural R2 Rotation


Care of Indigenous Populations 

Assessment
Priority Topics and Key Features
Rotations & Learning Exeriences

Academics
FM Rural R1 Rotation
FM Rural R2 Rotation


Care of Vulnerable and Underserved Populations (VUPS)

Assessment
Competencies
Priority Topics and Key Features

Relevant EPAs

Rotations & Learning Exeriences

Academics
FM Rural R1 Rotation
FM Rural R2 Rotation


Ethics, Evidence Based Medicine, Research, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety 

Competencies - Ethics
Competenices - EBM,Research,QI,PatientSafety
Priority Topics and Key Features
Rotations & Learning Exeriences

Academics
EBM & QI & Research


Maternity Care and Care of Newborn (MNB)

Assessment
Competencies
Priority Topics and Key Features

Relevant EPAs
Rotations & Learning Exeriences

Academics
FM Rural R1 Rotation
FM Rural R2 Rotation
Obstetrics Rotation


 Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine (MH/BM)

Assessment
Competencies
Priority Topics and Key Features

Relevant EPAs

Rotations & Learning Exeriences

Academics
FM Rural R1 Rotation
FM Rural R2 Rotation
Mental Health Rotation


 Musculoskeletal Medicine (MSK) 

Assessment
Competencies
Priority Topics and Key Features
Relevant EPAs
Rotations & Learning Experiences 

Academics
FM Rural R1 Rotation
FM Rural R2 Rotation

ORTHO/Sports Medicine Rotation