Trillium Health Partners Mississauga Hospital

Postgraduate Residency Program Details

Trillium Health Partners-Mississauga Hospital Family Medicine Teaching Unit (FMTU)

Video Presentation

Mississauga Hospital*recorded April 2022

Quick Facts

Number of residents: 18
Curriculum type: horizontal (residents maintain a family practice three half days per week throughout the two-year program)
PGY1 elective month: 2
PGY2 elective months: 5

Program Highlights  

  • Learn in an interprofessional Family Health Team environment in multicultural Mississauga.
  • Develop and manage your own practice in a new Family Medicine Teaching Unit with a state-of-the-art facility and full electronic medical record.
  • Horizontal program with the flexibility of eight elective/selective months.
  • Hone your family medicine skills while working in office, emergency department (ED), hospital and home settings.
  • Focus on medicine, emergency medicine, obstetrics, palliative care, care of the elderly, pediatrics, mental health and procedural skills.
  • The Trillium-Summerville Family Medicine Teaching Unit is approximately 25 minutes from downtown Toronto.

Hospital, Community, Teaching Unit and Program

Trillium Health Partners is one of the largest community-based acute care facilities in Canada. Comprised of Credit Valley Hospital, the Mississauga Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre, Trillium Health Partners serves the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities.

Trillium Health Partners is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and is an associate member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network.

Trillium Health Partners received over 1.75 million patient visits in 2020, including over 208,417,000 Emergency Department visits. Last year, over 56,000 surgical procedures were performed at the hospital and over 8,600 babies were delivered. Trillium Health Partners has 1,379 beds staffed and in operation across all three sites and has over 14,000 staff, physicians and volunteers.

Trillium Health Partners is one of Canada’s largest academically-affiliated tertiary care hospitals with highly-specialized regional programs, making this a great training site for University of Toronto Family Medicine residents. We have specialty departments in all major fields of medicine including family medicine, internal medicine, complex continuing care services, cardiac surgery, surgery, obstetrics & gynecology, emergency medicine, orthopedics, diagnostic imaging, pediatrics, cardiology, Neuro/MSK, rehabilitation medicine and psychiatry. In 2019 Trillium announced the location of a new health center in partnership with Heart House Hospice that will improve access to long-term and hospice palliative care for the people in Mississauga. This development will include the first residential hospice in Mississauga.

Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga Hospital is situated in the heart of the city’s south end, just minutes from the QEW and is serviced by local public transit systems. Mississauga is the sixth largest city in Canada and is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the nation. The bustling waterfront, many parks, art and theatre at the Living Arts Centre, nightly entertainment, fine dining and shopping at Square One – one of Ontario’s largest shopping malls, makes Mississauga the perfect city for both learning and leisure.

Trillium Health Partners - Queensway Health Centre is a model ambulatory care center, which offers patients access to one of the most convenient and comprehensive range of outpatient services in the country. The Queensway Health Centre features one of the largest day surgery centers in North America (Surgicentre), a widely-recognized Cardiac Wellness & Rehabilitation Centre, the first comprehensive spine center of its kind in Canada (Kingsway Financial Spine Centre), and The Betty Wallace Women’s Health Centre, with a focus on early intervention and screening of osteoporosis and breast disease. For the convenience of staff, visitors, patients and medical residents, Trillium Health Partners offers a shuttle bus service between the Mississauga Hospital, Queensway Health Centre and Credit Valley Hospital.

The Trillium-Summerville Family Medicine Teaching Unit (TS-FMTU) is directly across from Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga Hospital. Residents work in a Family Health Team environment and are part of an interdisciplinary team that includes physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social worker, dietitian, clinical pharmacist, psychiatrist and a health promotion specialist. Enthusiastic experienced family physicians, leading community specialists and subspecialists, provide unique educational mentoring to the family practice residents. Residents will have the opportunity to work at Trillium Health Partners Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Centre. The hospital experience will include internal medicine, emergency medicine, pediatrics, rehabilitation medicine, mental health, obstetrics, women’s health, palliative, psychiatry and more!

Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga Hospital is situated in the heart of the city’s south end, just minutes from the QEW and is serviced by local public transit systems. Mississauga is the sixth largest city in Canada and is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the nation. The bustling waterfront, many parks, art and theatre at the Living Arts Centre, nightly entertainment, fine dining and shopping at Square One – one of Ontario’s largest shopping malls, makes Mississauga the perfect city for both learning and leisure.

The postgraduate program is optimally suited for self-motivated and assiduous residents, with the aspirations of establishing a community-based practice that will offer a full continuum of comprehensive primary care.

As partners in creating a new kind of health care, we are Better Together.

Curriculum

The two-year horizontal program is built around the fundamental experience of residents providing ongoing medical care for their own patients within the Family Medicine Teaching Unit (FMTU).

  • You will manage a mini practice of 125-200 patients that they will inherit from the practice of our graduating residents.
  • Throughout the majority of their specialty rotations, you will see your own family medicine patients three half days per week throughout the two years (exception: during the PGY2 Teaching Practice experience, you are not required to manage your patients at the FMTU or attend the academic half-day seminars).
  • You will have an opportunity to build and maintain your own family practice.
  • You will develop continuing relationships with patients and their families.
  • You will sustain your role as a family physician throughout your training.

While maintaining your longitudinal family medicine clinic, you will spend one or two rotations within several of the Trillium Health Partners’ specialty departments, resulting in seven to eleven specialty placements per year. Core rotations include family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, hospitalist obstetrics/women’s health, musculoskeletal, mental health, emergency medicine, surgery, geriatrics or palliative care as well as two-three elective/selective rotation. The flexibility of our second-year curriculum recognizes the need for you to identify your learning objectives and select rotations accordingly.

With seven elective/selective blocks over two years, you are provided with the opportunity to choose the rotations that will meet your learning needs. You are provided with support for completion of your academic project. PGY1 and PGY2 residents will also spend one-half day per week in academic seminars.

Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga Hospital has an expanding breadth of teaching opportunities. Our residents currently assist in teaching Foundations & Clinical Skills students as well seminars for family medicine clerks on their core rotation block. With the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, there are increased opportunities to mentor and teach undergraduate medical students.

Contact Information

Name & Title

E-mail Address

Phone Number

Dr. Bachir Tazkarji 
Site Director

MBachir.Tazkarji@thp.ca

905-272-9900 #4

Ms. Bernice Baumgart
Site Administrator  

Bernice.Baumgart@thp.ca

437-776-6586

Dr. Monica Attalla     
Dr. Edward Feng           
Dr. Zakaria Haj-Ahmed

Chief Residents

Monica.Attalla@thp.ca
Edward.Feng@thp.ca
Zak.HajAhmad@thp.ca
 

 

Sample Outline 2 Year Rotation Schedule

 

1st Year

Family Medicine Academic Program – 13 blocks, horizontal

Rotation

Number of Blocks

Location

Clinical Teaching Unit

2 blocks

Mississauga Hospital Site

Geriatrics

1 block

Mississauga Hospital Site

Emergency Medicine

2 blocks

Mississauga Hospital Site

Pediatrics

2 blocks

Mississauga Hospital Site: 1 - in patient and 1 community

Mental Health

1 block

Mississauga Hospital Site

Surgery

1 block

Mississauga Hospital Site &
Queensway Health Center Surgical Center

Neuro/MSK Selective

1 block

Mississauga Hospital Site
Community offices

Elective

 

Hospitalist Medicine

2 blocks

 

1 block

Mississauga Hospital Site, Queensway Health Centre, Credit Valley Site or Residents choice

 

Mississauga Hospital Site, Queensway Health Center, Credit Valley Site or Residents choice

2nd Year

Family Medicine Academic Program – 13 blocks, horizontal

Rotation

Number of Blocks

Location

Teaching Practice
Rural Experience

2 blocks

Residents choice

Clinical Teaching Unit

1 block

Mississauga Hospital Site

Obstetrics/Gynecology

2 blocks

Mississauga Hospital Site
 

Emergency Medicine

1 block

Mississauga Hospital Site

Pediatrics/Pediatric ER

1 block

Community in office placement or ER at St. Joseph's Health Center

Palliative Care

1 block

Mississauga Hospital Site

Elective

5 blocks

Mississauga Hospital Site, Queensway Health Centre, Credit Valley Site or Residents choice