Applications are completed through CARMS (Canadian Resident Matching Service). The Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) is a national, not-for-profit, fee-for-service organization established in 1969 at the request of medical students seeking an independent entity to provide a fair and transparent application and matching service for entry into postgraduate medical training throughout Canada. More information is available at www.carms.ca
No. The CARMS application process allows you to apply to a number of programs, and to “rank” the programs you are applying to. The matching system will determine where you are placed.
There are 22 preceptors who work with the Family Medicine Teaching Unit.
Barrie and surrounding areas.
Barrie is located 45 minutes north of Toronto.
The FMTU is a 12, 000 square foot purpose built, specifically for the Residency Program, onsite at RVH with a view of the Lake.
Residents are required to travel to Toronto 6 times a year for Core Days.
Horizontal Family Medicine (for 24 months) plus: Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Surgery, Internal Medicine, ICU, Emergency Medicine, Mental Health, Hospitalist Medicine, Musculoskeletal, Public Health, Palliative/Oncology, and Geriatrics
Call is required on most specialty rotations as well as in Family Medicine.
PGY1 there is 1 elective and in PGY2 year there are 3 electives.
You will manage approximately 200 family medicine patients over the course of your 2 years. This includes managing those patients in the hospital if they are admitted.
Excellent. Residents organize many social events as well as recreation sports such as soccer, softball, dodge ball and hockey.
The average cost of rent in Barrie is $800-$1200/month. The cost of the parking pass that is required for your residency is $605.80 per year (11.65/week X 52 weeks).
The ranking system is an internal matching system between Newmarket and Barrie. The matching system is governed by the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM).
How does having your own patients work at the FMTU, how is it different than a typical block family medicine system?
The FMTU is structured on a horizontal model. Residents are assigned a roster of patients for their 2 year residency. The roster each resident is responsible for is approximately 150 patients.