Enhanced Skills Program

Enhanced Skills in Family Medicine

The Enhanced Skills program offers curriculum based clinical teaching at the third-year resident level focused on the needs of patient populations. The University of Toronto is one of the Enhanced Skills programs in the country offering Category 1 and Category 2 programs accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Graduates from the Enhanced Skills program practice comprehensive family medicine and act as a resource to their patients and colleagues in their area of enhanced training.

Enhanced Skills Training in Family Medicine

 

Admissions Schedule, Eligibility and Application Instructions >

Enhanced Skills Programs

Explore the wide variety of specialized training programs below that our Enhanced Skills Program for third-year residents and physicians. Get a quick view and compare program details such as number of positions, funding and program length in our program chart below.

PROGRAM

DESCRIPTION

APPLICATION DEADLINE

POSITIONS

FUNDING

LENGTH

CONTACT

Addiction Medicine Aimed at providing the family physician with skills
to treat addiction medicine patients in both
an urban setting or a rural setting
Oct 7, 2016 1-2 Varies 1 year

Dr. Nikki Bozinoff
 

AIDS/HIV designed to provide family physicians with the
knowledge and the skills to provide HIV primary care
Oct 7, 2016 1 Varies 6 months Dr. Gordon Arbess
416-867-3728
Anesthesia Comprehensive training program in anesthesia Oct 7, 2016 2 Varies 1 year Dr. Henderson Lee
416-469-6580
Breast Diseases To provide the skill set to diagnose and manage
bening diseases of the breast
Oct 7, 2016 1-2 Varies 6 months Dr. Melinda Wu
Care of the Elderly To provide family physicians with comprehensive
clinical assessment and management skills related
to care of the older adult
Oct 7, 2016 3 Varies 1 year Dr. Amy Freedman
416-785-2500 
ext.2682
Palliative Care 
6 Month Program
Comprehensive training program in palliative care Oct 7, 2016 1 Varies 6 months Dr. Niren Shetty
Clinician Scholar To provide adequate knowledge, training, and
experience to enable residents to pursue careers
as clinician investigators 
Oct 7, 2016 1-2 Varies 1 year Dr. Paul Krueger
416-946-7969
Palliative Care
12 Month Program
Comprehensive training program in palliative care Oct 7, 2016 2 Varies 1 year Dr. Niren Shetty
416-946-4049
Emergency Medicine To provide training to residents in family medicine
which will prepare them for a career in both family
and emergency medicine
Through CaRMS 7 PGY3 1 year Dr. John Foote
416-978-1019
Clinical Environmental
Health

Funded by the Ministry of Health and long term care,
conducted by the Environmental Health Clinic at
the university-affiliated Women's College Hospital,
under the auspices of the Department of Family and
Community Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Oct 7, 2016 2 Varies 1 year Dr. Lynn Marshall
905-845-3462
416-978-1019
Global Health in
Vulnerable Populations
To provide family physicians with the knowledge
and the skills to address global health issues both
locally and abroad
Oct 7, 2016 1 Varies 1 year Dr. Praseedha Janakiram
Dr. Eileen Nicolle
Hospital Medicine To prepare family medicine graduates with the
clinical skills required for inpatient medicine and
prepare them for leadership roles in education and
research in hospital medicine
Oct 7, 2016 3 PGY3 1 year Dr. Benjamin Kaasa
416-603-5800
ext.3416
Indigenous Health To enhance the ability of Canadian family physicians
to provide comprehensive care to and be advocates
for improved health in indigenous populations in Ontario
and other regions of Canada in accordance with the first
nations, inuit and metis (indigenous) health core
competencies for postgraduate medical education
Oct 7, 2016 1-2 Varies 1 year Dr. Difat Jakubovicz
416-978-1019
Low Risk Obstetrics Aimed at providing additional experience to trainees
committed to including obstetrics in their future practices
Oct 7, 2016 4 PGY3 
(pro-rated)
3 months Dr. Kitshan Lee
Medical Oncology To provide family physicans with the knowledge and
the skills to be able to provide care for patients diagosed
with cancer
Oct 7, 2016 1 Varies 1 year Dr. Alanna Golden
 
Sports and Exercise
Medicine
Dealing with the musculoskeletal system, nutrition,
general medicine, pediatrics, women's health,
exercise medicine, sporting event coverage,
and athletic emergencies
Oct 7, 2016 2 Varies 1 year Dr. Mark Leung
Women's Health To provide philosophical and practical enrichment
in women's health based on a whole person approach
in order to foster advocacy and develop leaders in the
health care of women
Oct 7, 2016 1-2 Varies 1 year

Dr. Tuhina Biswas 

Dr. Diana Hsiang
 

Self-directed PGY3 The development of skills and experiences to meet 
the needs of populations where there is a gap in
medical care
Oct 7, 2016 1 PGY3 6 or 12 months Dr. Julia Alleyne

Continuing Education and Masters Students

In past years, many DFCM Enhanced Skills fellows have successfully incorporated a DFCM continuing education (CE) or Masters Degree program alongside their clinical fellowship program. Such an arrangement requires a separate application into an academic fellowship or graduate studies program as well as approval of the Enhanced Skills Clinical Program Director. 

Visit our Academic Fellowships and Graduate Studies programs 

Supplemental Emergency Medicine Experience (SEME)

SEME is an innovative program funded through the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to provide family physicians praticing in smaller and rural communities with a three-month, full time, remunarated fellowship in Emergency Medicine. 

For more information, visit SEME

 

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