Postgraduate medical training is offered in programs 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 programs comprised of hands-on-practical training complemented by formal teaching and academic study. The programs 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 programs 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, or by telephone to (613) 237-0075, or toll free to (800) 291-3727, or the website at www.carms.ca.
Medical students and residents are required to participate fully in medical education experiences which occur at various times and communities outside of the St. John’s metropolitan area throughout the medical education programs.
The University offers a two-year residency in Family Medicine. This leads to eligibility for certification by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Emergency Medicine is a one-year program of specialty training. Successful completion of this program will lead to eligibility to sit the CCFP EM certification examination in emergency medicine.