North York General Hospital is one of the most popular training sites for University of Toronto Family Medicine Residents (students).
Our program stresses working in both the community and the hospital. Residents get grounding in the care most commonly needed in the community while working one-on-one with a staff physician.
Each year, about 25 family medicine residents receive their core training at our hospital. Residents are from the University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine, and are medical school graduates who are training to specialize in family medicine.
The two-year program leads to eligibility for certification by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Residents in the postgraduate program work with a family physician a half-day per week throughout their two years, and for two to four months on an intensive basis.
They receive training in community-based family practice settings as well as hospital-based specialties, including obstetrics, paediatrics, internal medicine, surgery, geriatrics, psychiatry and emergency services.
Residents take part in a variety of community-based experiences including palliative care, nutrition, dermatology, social work, sports medicine and substance abuse.
Residents from other hospitals and other programs also do core and elective rotations at North York General.
For more information contact:
Family and Community Medicine
North York General Hospital
Dr. Allyson Merbaum
Interim Program Director
Dominica Outreach Program Elective
First and second year residents also have the opportunity to participate in the Canada-Dominica Outreach Program for Canadian postgraduate residents. For complete details as well as the contact information for the Dominica Elective Coordinator Dr. Peter Newman, read the overview of the Canada-Dominica Outreach Program
and the Canada-Dominica Residents' Manual.