Welcome to the Queen’s Family Medicine Residency Program
Welcome to our program!
Our goal at the Department of Family Medicine is to prepare you to be a confident and comprehensive Family Physician with the skills to practice Family Medicine anywhere. We offer a program that will challenge and encourage you to become competent in the full scope of Family Medicine: office and community-based care, inpatient medicine, emergency medicine, chronic and long-term-care, obstetrics, urban and rural practice, the psychosocial aspects of medicine, all age groups and all populations.
Our program is offered at four different training sites (Kingston & 1000 Islands, Belleville-Quinte, Peterborough-Kawartha and Queen’s-Bowmanville-Oshawa-Lakeridge). Each site has its own unique curriculum, but we are all united under the same goals of competent and comprehensive Family Practice. Four sites, one vision. I encourage you to learn more about each site through these web pages and also to visit them in person if you have the chance. We also offer extensive PGY3 programs that will take your learning even further.
We strive to offer a flexible and innovative program that respects you as an adult learner and works with you to fulfill your professional goals. We seek prospective residents who are committed to Family Medicine and who bring a variety of experiences and talents that will help enhance their own development as a physician and their colleagues’ learning as well.
If you have any questions, please just contact myself or our program staff. I look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. Karen Schultz, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Postgraduate Program Director
Dear Prospective Residents,
Welcome to the Queen's Department of Family Medicine website. We hope that this website will help you learn more about our exciting Program and answer any questions you may have about a Residency in Family Medicine.
As you may have already experienced through your electives in Family Medicine, a career in this Field is an exciting one with endless opportunities. Not only is your day varied, caring for patients from birth to death, but your week may be varied as well, if you choose, including shifts in Emergency Medicine or Palliative Care (to name a few). The opportunity to practice in small towns or large cities allows for further diversity within your Practice. While Family Medicine physicians are considered generalists, there are a number of opportunities to solidify your sub-speciality interests with Fellowship training programs in such fields as Obstetrical Care or Care of the Elderly (to name a few).
Deciding where to pursue your Residency training in Family Medicine is a big decision. Luckily, the Programs within Canada are excellent and Queen's is no exception. Queen's is a unique Program in many ways. First, the opportunity to train in one of four sites means that you can begin to think about what it would be like to practice in different sized communities with unique populations and local resources. Within each of the four sites (Kingston, Belleville, Peterborough and Oshawa), there is further opportunity to train in surrounding communities increasing exposure to diverse populations and practice models. Second, the Program is truly shaped by the needs and goals of its' Residents. Dr. Schultz, our Program Director, is invested in collecting and acting upon feedback in order to enact change. Each year, the Program is enhanced based on the suggestions of previous Residents. Third, there is a real sense of community and congeniality amongst Residents, even though we are spread amongst four sites. Each September, we come together at a Camp in Ontario to bond for a two day Resident retreat. We also meet throughout the year at across site academic days, giving us the opportunity to work with and learn from our fellow Residents.
We hope that you consider Queen's Family Medicine and we are confident that if you do, it will be a truly enriching experience, both personally and professionally. Please do not hesitate to contact me with further questions.