The Department of Family Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, is an academic leader of family medicine in Canada. A centre of scholarly excellence, we are committed to training comprehensive family physicians and future leaders in health care. We do this through a highly adaptable program that includes tailor-made curriculum and educational programs for residents.
We believe residency is a rite of passage that is much more than just a means to getting a medical license. We trust our residents to be the best judge when it comes to recognizing the kind of experience that will assist them in becoming the physicians and people they aspire to be.
We are dedicated to training and mentoring our residents to ensure they acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to be confident and competent family physicians.
Our program allows residents to take charge of their own learning
We offer training programs that span the complete urban to rural spectrum
Ample elective time and geographic choices for electives
Strong support for research interests from world-renowned primary care researchers
An academic program based on a credit earning system that allows you to customize learning to your preferred style and make use of opportunities such as formal faculty development sessions, workshops, conferences, self-reading and online CME activities to fulfill required learning objectives
The Department of Family Medicine is committed to providing residents with individual support
Faculty advisors provide 1:1 support for each resident throughout their residency training program whether they’re doing on- or off-service rotations. Mandatory meetings/discussions are held quarterly.
# of faculty advisor meetings: 7 per resident over 2 years on average
FMRW (Family Medicine Residents of Western) a non-profit, resident driven organization that looks after our residents’ educational and social needs
Resident to faculty ratio is 1:greater than 1 to 2:1 depending on the training site