University Of Calgary Postgraduate Medicine

Calgary Curriculum Information


TRIPLE C CURRICULUM: Structure

The CanMEDS-FM framework provides a way of organizing curriculum information and competencies to ensure patient care is improved while postgraduate training program needs are met during FM postgraduate education. This framework is adapted from JR Frank’s work with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 'The CanMEDS competency framework. Better standards. Better physicians. Better Care.', and provides the basis for the design and accreditation of FM residency programs.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada 2009 Curriculum Review document explains how the four principles of Family Medicine complement the seven roles or expected competencies of the Canadian Family Physician:

  1. Family Medicine Expert
  2. Communicator
  3. Collaborator
  4. Leader
  5. Health Advocate
  6. Scholar
  7. Professional

This framework will be seen as you read through the University of Calgary FM curriculum 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 (see FM Calgary - Entrustable Professional Activities).  Additional information on rotation definitions and requirements can be found HERE.


CURRENT CURRICULUM (2021-2022)
The following is an EXAMPLE of the academic year Program for PGY-1 (R1) Residents  (all Residents in our Program will complete each rotation, but in different sequences).
Links in this table will take you to rotation information.
Block 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
PGY1
FM CORE IM

ELECT

FM COMMUNITY 1

LTC/Indigenous FM
FM-MH Lab

FM COMMUNITY 2

LTC/Indigenous FM
FM-MH Lab

OBS/ 
LOW 
RISK

Psych EM

FM-BM/MH 

LTC/Indigenous FM
FM-MH Lab

ADULT EM

FM CHILD +

LTC/Indigenous FM
M-MH Lab

FM-ADDICTIONS +

LTC/Indigenous FM

FM-MH Lab

PEDS

IM

Call/After Hours IM After Hours    OBS LRO Pysch   Adult EM   Peds  IM 
 
 

DOMAINS OF CARE

Care of the Child and Adolescent

Care of the Elderly

Maternity Care and Care of the Newborn

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

Musculoskeletal Medicine

Palliative Care & End of Life Care

Procedural Skills

Vulnerable and Underserved Populations