Continuity of Learning
Our program offers a continuous learning experience across your clinical and non-clinical learning.
Continuity of Patient Care
As a resident in the Queen’s Department of Family Medicine, you will be responsible for your own defined group of patients. During your core Family Medicine placements, you will share your preceptor’s patient panel and will build relationships with them as you care for them over 1-2 years. You will also frequently see patients in multiple contexts: office appointments, in hospital care, labour and delivery, home visits and also in specialty settings (e.g. pediatrics, psychiatry, etc.)
Continuity of Supervision
You will have an Academic Advisor with whom you will meet regularly during your residency. You will also have the same core Family Medicine preceptors for extended periods of time.
Continuity of Curriculum
Our curriculum is designed so that you will steadily grow and build upon each learning experience over your two-year residency. Teaching topics will be revisited but with a different perspective or level of complexity each time. You will have opportunities to repeat clinical experiences (e.g. complete a pediatrics rotation in both first and second year) to help consolidate your learning. You will find that similar themes and patterns will begin to develop as you move through your training and work towards certification.