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 2005 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 (2018)

This Curriculum is relevant to those Residents joining the Program in 2017 or later.
The following is an EXAMPLE 2 year Program for a single Resident (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 FDN IM

ELECT

LTC 

FM ADULT1

LTC
FM-MH Lab

FM URBAN 1

LTC
FM-MH Lab

OBS/ 
LOW 
RISK

FM BM/MH

LTC
FM-MH Lab

FM BM/MH 

LTC 
FM-MH Lab

PALL

FM CHILD

LTC
FM-MH Lab

FM

URBAN 2

LTC,

FM-MH Lab

PEDS

ELECT

LTC

Call/After Hours IM After Hours OBS LRO Pysch Psych Pall Call Peds 
EM
After Hours Peds 
PGY2

FM PEDS EM

FM-MH Lab

ELECT CARE OF THE ELDERLY

FM 
URGENT
CARE

FM-MH Lab

ELECT or CCU/ICU

FM ADULT EM

FM-MH Lab

HOSP

FM ADULT 2

FM-MH Lab

FM URBAN w/EM 3

FM-MH Lab

2 wk MSK

2 wk LROBS

FM SELECTIVE

FM-MH Lab

RURAL RURAL
Call/After Hours Peds EM Elderly Urgent Care Adult EM Hospi-talist Adult EM LR 
Shifts
Rural Call Rural Call


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