London Program Curriculum

Please review the PGY1 and PGY2 curricula below. Note that all rotations are subject to availability and other arrangements may be necessary if a rotation is not available. If you prefer another location other than what is listed below, please indicate it on your preferences survey; however, we cannot guarantee that a resident’s preference can be accommodated.

Features of our London Program

  • Training in urban and suburban community practices
  • Teaching faculty who:
    • have a wide variety of special interests in palliative care, primary care procedures, domestic violence, intrapartum obstetrics, sexual assault, forensic medicine, information technology
    • are dedicated and experienced teachers
  • Wednesday mornings are dedicated to teaching sessions organized by faculty and residents during core family medicine blocks
  • Experience interdisciplinary care while working with nurse practitioners, social workers and public health nurses
  • A shared mental health program led by a psychiatrist, and a mental health nurse practitioner at most training sites. The psychiatrist and his nurse visits on a weekly basis to see consultations. On a bi-weekly or monthly basis, team meetings are held where difficult cases are discussed and corridor consultations take place. Residents have the opportunity to see patients together with the nurse practitioner or psychiatrist to gain additional skills in mental health care

The London program has an integrated 2-year curriculum. Some of the rotations take place in regional centres. There are electronic medical resources for residents, including computer and internet access, and standard medical resources in each core Family Medicine training site.

PGY1 Year

Rotation Duration Location / Notes
Family Medicine 20 weeks Assigned family practice
Family Medicine - selective 4 weeks Family Medicine based rotation within Southwestern Ontario
Palliative Care 4 weeks London Health Sciences Centre
Pediatrics 4 weeks Locations:
-Pediatric Emergency at London Health Sciences Centre
-Community Pediatrics in London
-Community Pediatrics in St. Thomas
Obstetrics/Gynecology 4 weeks Locations:
-London Health Sciences Centre
-Grand River Hospital in Kitchener
General Surgery 4 weeks -London Health Sciences Centre
Medicine 4 weeks -General Internal Medicine Clinical Teaching Unit at London Health Sciences Centre
Medicine - Geriatrics 4 weeks Subject to availability:
-London Health Sciences Centre (NorthEnd Consults or Acute Care of the Elderly unit)
-Parkwood Hospital
Medicine - selective 4 weeks

Subject to availability:
-General Internal Medicine Clinical Teaching Unit - London Health Sciences Centre
-Ambulatory General Internal Medicine - London Health Sciences Centre
-Ward Cardiology - London Health Sciences Centre 
-General Internal Medicine Unit - St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital

PGY2 Year

Rotation Duration Location / Notes
Family Medicine 16 weeks Assigned family practice
Rural Family Medicine 8 weeks Guidelines: 
-The practice must be chosen from the list of Community Site Profiles provided by postgraduate program of practices within our catchment area and must be staffed by a preceptor, who has an appointment in Family Medicine at Western University
-The community must not occur in a city/town with an academic health sciences centre or tertiary care hospital
-The practice must provide for exposure to a full spectrum family practice that commonly includes working in two or more settings
-The practice must include office practice plus two or more of the following: inpatient care, emergency shifts or coverage, intrapartum obstetrics, house calls, surgical assisting, GP-anesthesia, nursing home or chronic hospital care
Adult Emergency 4 weeks

Subject to availability:
-London Health Sciences Centre
-St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital
-Strathroy

Core selective 8 weeks Choices:
-Any rotation within Southwestern Ontario
Electives

12 weeks

Review Elective Rotation Policy Note: Up to 12 weeks of electives outside of Southwestern Ontario is permissible, 4 weeks of which can be taken out-of-Ontario over the course of your entire 2 year training program

FM selective 4 weeks Family Medicine based rotation within Southwestern Ontario

Other mandatory requirements for completion of residency