University Of Calgary Postgraduate Medicine

Rural Curriculum Overview

Rotations

The clinical rotations in Family Medicine and in the specialty rotations provide experiences in active, community-based teaching practices. In-hospital patient management is incorporated into all of the preceptorship rotations. Curriculum for Year 1 and Year 2 are shown below.

R1
Family Medicine 
Internal Medicine/Hospitalist 
Paediatrics 
Orthopaedic
Psychiatry 
General Surgery 
Electives 
Pediatric Emergency
2x 8 weeks
8 weeks 
4 weeks
4 weeks 
4 weeks 
4 weeks 
8 weeks
4 weeks
R2
Emergency Medicine
Anaesthesia 
Obs/Gyne 
Palliative Care 
Electives 
Family Medicine 
ICU (Calgary-based) 
6 weeks 
2 weeks 
8 weeks 
2 weeks 
6 weeks 
24 weeks 
4 weeks 

Objectives

The objectives of the academic day and the core rotations are to enable the residents to explore and discuss important issues relevant to their future practice of family medicine. Central to the presentations are the knowledge, skills and attitudes required of a family physician in a rural or remote setting. Resident involvement in planning sessions ensures that programme and individual learning needs are met.