Enhanced Skills Program
Current Opportunities for Further Training
|August 24, 2015 ||Application Process Opens |
|October 2, 2015 ||Application Deadline Date |
|October 16 - November 23, 2015 ||Interview Period |
|December 4, 2015 ||Acceptance Notification |
|December 17, 2015 ||CARMS ER Match Date |
|December 17, 2015 ||Deadline for Acceptance |
Ministry of Health
Those who are currently enrolled as a PGY2 in a Canadian
Family Medicine Residency Program at the time of application.
Residents must start their PGY3 year within 12 months of
completing their PGY2 year.
Ministry of Health Re-entry*
*Selection determined by application program review and program capacity
Please visit link below for information on eligibility to apply.
*Please note applicants must separately apply for Ministry of Health Re-entry funding
|For more information, please contact the Enhanced Skills office at email@example.com|
- For the 2016-2017 year, we are moving to an electronic application and will no longer accept paper applications.
1. Completed Online Application Form
2. Letter of Intent
3. Current CV
4. Medical Transcripts
5. Three (3) references*, one which must be from your Residency Program Director
* Please note that referees will be submitting references online via the new online application system. Referees will receive a link through the system to submit the references. Reference links will not be sent to referees until an application has been submitted and a confirmation has been sent to the applicant. Referees will have 2 weeks from the date of the application closing to submit their references. Based on the program of application, referees will be requested to either complete a template reference form or upload a letter to the online system.
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 would require a separate application into an academic fellowship or graduate studies program as well as approval of the Enhanced Skills Clinical Program Director. Application deadline for the 2015-16 MScCH (FCM/HPTE) degree is Fall 2014 for a Summer 2015 and January 2015 for the Fall 2015 start. The application deadline for the MPH (FCM) degree is January 2015 for a September 2015 start. Please visit our page Fellows & Graduate Students for more information on our programs and application information.
- Addiction MedicineA one-year program aimed at providing the family physician with skills to treat addiction medicine patients in both an urban setting or a rural setting
- AIDS/HIVA 6 month Residency Program designed to provide Family Physicians with the knowledge and the skills to provide HIV primary care.
- FP-AnesthesiaA one year comprehensive training program in Anesthesia.
- Breast DiseasesA 6 month program to provide the skill set to diagnose and manage benign diseases of the breast
- Care of the ElderlyA 12 month PGY3 program to provide Family Physicians with comprehensive clinical assessment and management skills related to care of the older adult
- Clinical Environmental HealthA one-year program, 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
- Emergency MedicineThis Program is designed to provide training to residents in Family Medicine which will prepare them for a career in both Family and Emergency Medicine
- Cinician ScholarshipTo provide adequate knowledge, training, and experience to enable residents to pursue careers as clinician investigators
- Global Health and Vulnerable Populationsa 52 week program to provide family physicians with the knowledge and the skills to address global health issues both locally and abroad
- Hospital MedicineA PGY3 year designed 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
- Indigenous HealthThe goal of the Indigeneous Health fellowship is to enhance the ability of Canadian family physicians to provide comprehensive care to and to be advocates for improved health in Indigenous populations in Ontario and other regions of Canada in accordance with the First Nations, Inuit and Métis (Indigenous) Health core competencies for Postgraduate Medical Education
- Low Risk ObstetricsA three-month clinical program aimed at providing additional experience to trainees committed to including obstetrics in their future practices
- Medical OncologyA 52-week Residency Program designed to provide Family Physicians with the knowledge and the skills to be able to provide care for patients diagnosed with cancer
- Palliative Care 6 Month ProgramA 6 month comprehensive training program in Palliative Care
- Palliative Care 12 Month ProgramA 12 month comprehensive training program in Palliative Care
- Self-Directed PGY3the development of skills and experiences to meet the needs of populations where there is a gap in medical care
- Sports and Exercise MedicineA one year program dealing with the musculoskeletal system, nutrition, general medicine, pediatrics, women's health, exercise medicine, sporting event coverage, and athletic emergencies
- Women's HealthThe goal of the Women's health program is 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