Postgraduate Program Report

The new academic year is off to a great start. On behalf of the Postgraduate Program, we would like to extend a warm welcome to the incoming PGY1 residents. Please visit our website to take a look at the requirements to complete residency. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us (

Important reminders:

Faculty Advisor Program:

The purpose of the Faculty Advisor Program is to provide longitudinal mentoring and educational support and guidance for our residents. Residents will have an assigned Faculty Advisor, the Faculty Member who will be supervising during family medicine block training. Residents should contact their Faculty Advisor to arrange to meet three times per year. The first meeting should be scheduled in October/November.

To help you prepare for the Faculty Advisor meeting, residents will be asked to log into MyFM to document their progress in the program using field notes, academic credits, and procedure logs. There will be a tab under “Resident Assessment” where residents can download the Periodic Review Form with associated data from MyFM already populated. Before meeting with their Faculty Advisor, Residents should download the form and reflect on the areas asked within the Periodic Review Form. During the meeting, the Resident and Faculty Advisor will complete the Periodic Review Form together within One45. Residents will receive email reminders three times a year to assist with the process.

Field Notes:

At the beginning of the new academic year, we would like to take some time to remind you of an essential component of the program, Field Notes. Field notes can be generated by either a faculty member or resident. A resident should have at least 3 documented field notes per week during core family medicine training to graduate. Residents are also encouraged to complete field notes during off-service rotations. If you would like a refresher on how to fill in a field note, please review our Entering a Field Note series through Youtube.

Important Dates:

There are some important dates coming up over the next year.

  • September 26, 2018 - The Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecture Series
  • October 5, 2018 – Enhanced Skills application deadline
  • November 9-11– Resident Council event: Annual FMRW Resident Retreat
  • November 14 - 17, 2018  The Family Medicine Forum, Toronto, ON
  • January 19 and 20, 2019 CaRMS interview weekend
  • April 25-28, 2019– CFPC Certification Exam
  • May 8, 2019 – Annual Clinical Day
  • June 12, 2019 Resident Project Day
  • June 14, 2019 Graduation Celebration