FACULTY OF MEDICINE

POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL TRAINING PROGRAMMES

Postgraduate medical training is offered in programmes leading to certification by either the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). These are full-time training programmes comprised of hand-on-practical training complemented by formal teaching and academic study. The programmes are completed in a structured learning environment consisting of hospital and community based teaching units, supervised by faculty. The level of responsibility afforded the student is based on regular evaluation of abilities by faculty. The Postgraduate training programmes are accredited by the CFPC or the RCPSC and the appropriate licensing authorities.

Postgraduate entry positions are available through the Canadian Residency Matching Service. For further information write to:

The CaRMS Office
Suite 802, 151 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H3

Telephone: (613) 237-0075
Toll Free: 1-800-291-3727

FAMILY MEDICINE

The University offers a two-year residency in Family Medicine. This leads to eligibility for certification by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

RESIDENCY TRAINING PROGRAMMES

Memorial University offers specialty training programmes in Anesthesia, Internal Medicine (and subspecialty in Nephrology), Neurology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Orthopedics, Anatomic Pathology, General Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology and General Surgery.

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics offer a straight programme in the first year of the training programme. The normal period of training in Internal Medicine or Pediatrics is four years post-M.D.

In the remaining specialty programmes offered by Memorial University, broad-based clinical training is offered as the first year of the training programme. The total length of each of these programmes is five years; excepting General Surgery which is a total length of six years.

CLINICAL FELLOWSHIPS

A sixth year of postgraduate study (Clinical Fellowship) may be available to residents who have completed specialty training requirements. These fellowships may be primarily directed to the clinical area, to teaching, or to research.

REGISTRATION

Postgraduate Trainees are registered each year as students of Memorial University.

LICENSURE IN THE PROVINCE OF NEWFOUNDLAND

All trainees must be eligible for and obtain an educational license from the Newfoundland Medical Board (NMB).

Advice will be provided by the Postgraduate Medical Studies Office.

NOTE: It is a requirement of the Newfoundland Medical Board that International Medical Graduates have passed the Test of Spoken English (as well as the University requirement of TOEFL).


Last modified on May 10, 2001 by MaryJane Puxley

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