Connectivity to Family Medicine

Connectivity to Family Medicine

The CFPC(EM) is administered through the Division of Emergency Medicine, however all trainees are also considered members of the Department of Family Medicine, and can thus take advantage of any of the resources within the department. Please refer to the resident manual online ( for more information including: who’s who in the department, policies, evaluations forms and a list of stress and wellbeing supports.

We are striving to increase the connectivity of all PGY-3 Enhanced Skills residents(  to our home department of Family Medicine.

All residents are invited:

  • to attend Family Medicine Grand Rounds (held on Wednesday mornings) if they have no clinical responsibilities

  • to attend special sessions organized by Dr. Grushka for all Enhanced Skills PGY-3 residents

  • to teach PGY-1 and PGY-2 Family Medicine residents

      • during your ortho-hybrid rotation you will be expected to teach a session on a MSK topic to residents at one of the family medicine centres

      • during either the fall or spring you will be expected to teach a minimum of one session at the CSTAR facilities (Simulation Centre); dates to be determined but will be Wednesday evenings from 1700-1900

  • to present their research at the Family Medicine Research Day (held in June, with an award going to the top PGY-3 research project)

  • to attend the Department of Family Medicine orientation & welcome party in early July where residents learn of department resources and have a chance to meet family medicine faculty, other residents and administrative staff

  • to attend the graduation ceremony for PGY-2 and Enhanced Skills PGY-3 residents held in June

Half Day Back to Family Medicine

The Enhanced Skills program, in recognition of the CFPC’s concerns regarding PGY-3 trainees significantly limiting their scope of practice compared with non-PGY-3 trainees is reviewing the issue of half days back in a family medicine clinic. At this time, each program has been asked to ensure that there is the capacity for residents to undertake half-day back type activities which will keep them in contact with the full scope of practice that embodies family medicine, if so desired by the resident. Please let the program director know if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity.