|Family Medicine Teaching Unit||Testimonials|
|In July 2009, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre became the site of a “FamilyMedicine Teaching Unit” (FMTU). The FMTU is a partnership between RoyalVictoria Regional Health Centre, the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine, and the Barrie Community Family Health Team (BCFHT).
First and second year medical resident physicians, specializing in family medicine, will receive their final medical training in a hospital and community environment.
Residents and their roster of patients are part of the FMTU, which is a member of the Barrie Community Family Health Team (BCFHT). The BCFHT is one of the largest in the province, and offers a multidisciplinary team approach to patient care.
Due to the limited number of specialty residents and undergraduates, our Family Medicine residents will enjoy the benefits of functioning as primary house staff and the hands-on learning opportunities this offers. Instruction is provided by teachers with vast experience in core rotation and Family Medicine training. Highly skilled and enthusiastic sub-specialty instructors, working directly with residents, will provide a broad, comprehensive and rewarding experience. These learning interactions create mentor-student relationships that foster confidence and competency in patient and practice management. Learning is enhanced by call requirements with specialty faculty. Call on most rotations ends at midnight, with the exception of 24 hour call while on Obstetrics rotation.
Residents will participate in academic sessions that will be coordinated between Barrie’s medical staff, other U of T teaching sites and U of T core days.
“After training in a large tertiary care center through medical school, it is a refreshing experience to be in a community hospital with an abundance of autonomy and hands on experience. Whether its delivering your own pre-natal patients in the morning, or being first assist in the operating room that evening, you are ultimately being trained as a capable, well rounded physician. In Barrie, you are not just a resident, you’re a part of the team. “
"Family medicine at the University of Toronto, Barrie site, was my first choice - and having completed one year of the program, I can say with 100% confidence, it was a great decision! The horizontal program provides exceptional experiences and continuity of care in family medicine that parallels real world practice. The FMTU and RVH staff are welcoming, helpful, and outstanding teachers. I instantly felt like an integral part of all patient encounters, and now have incredible confidence in a variety of settings due to many unique opportunities that I have been a part of. I highly recommend Barrie family medicine!"
- Dr. Kristina Lyte, PGY2
University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine website: www.dfcm.utoronto.ca
Dr. Krsitna Lyte