The Project and Curriculum

The Class of 2016 Family Medicine residents in Guyana at the official launch of the program in Georgetown, Guyana May 2015.

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The University of Ottawa is partnering with the University of Guyana and the Georgetown Public Hospital to train the inaugural class of Family Physicians from May 2015-May 2018. The purpose is to both increase physician retention by creating an academic professional home in Family Medicine, as well as increase the quality of care delivered.

Semester

Clinical Sites/Experience

Teaching and Supervision

Research

1

Orientation Weeks

Health Centre and Emergency shifts at the Georgetown Public Hospital

Orientation Weeks

Weekly residency teaching

Weekly supervisory visit

Research workshop

Health Centre audit

2

Health Centre and Emergency shifts at the Georgetown Public Hospital

Weekly residency teaching

Weekly supervisory visit

Community needs assessment

3

Health Centre and after hours call (Health Centre or Regional Hospital)

Weekly residency teaching

Twice monthly supervisory visits

Intervention

4

Health Centre and after hours call (Health Centre or Regional Hospital)

2-4 week clinical attachment in Ottawa

Weekly residency teaching

Twice monthly supervisory visits

Write-up

5

Regional/remote rotation

Health Centre and teaching

Remote: weekly teleconference, 2 onsite visits

Needs assessment +/- intervention in regional area

6

Regional/remote rotation

Health Centre and teaching

Teaching: weekly observation, Clinical: monthly supervisory visit

Write-up

 

A comprehensive description of the curriculum for the Family Medicine Program for Guyana is available for download.

You can also view validating statements from Dr. Eric Wooltorton and Dr. Brian Cornelson.

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