Community Stream

Community teaching preceptor and student

 

About Us

The Community Residency Program at the Department of Family Medicine offers selected residents the opportunity to spend their two years of family medicine training in a community medical practice. The practice sites range from the core of downtown Ottawa to rural settings about forty five minutes outside of the city.

Explore our map of Community Teaching Sites for locations and descriptions

A Family Medicine resident in a Community Teaching Unit

If you choose the community practice stream, you will work at a designated community practice alongside our experienced preceptors for your core rotations (or block time). You will also be affiliated with one of our academic teaching units (Bruyère Family Medicine Centre, Primrose Family Medicine Centre, Civic Family Health Team or Riverside Family Health Team) for your formal teaching, where you will do the same rotations as your in-unit counterparts. For instance, those residents in a community practice associated with the Ottawa Hospital Civic site would rotate through the same services as the in-unit family medicine residents.

We pride ourselves on providing a training program in a community setting that graduates residents who are ready to “hit the ground running” and begin full time practice on their own.

Teaching & Learning Opportunities

In the community setting, there are a variety of practice types and styles, including: solo practices, group practices and Community Health Centres. In settings where there are multiple physicians, one physician will be paired with you as the primary preceptor at the site yet you may have the opportunity to work with other physicians. All of our primary preceptors in the community hold a faculty appointment with the Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa.

Some primary preceptors have one resident in their practice, others two. In practices where there are two residents, it’s a combination of first and second year residents. Each resident we assign to a community practice will stay at the practice throughout their two years of residency.

In a community practice, you have a one-on-one relationship with your preceptor and are able to observe a role model whose practice setting and responsibilities can be quite different from an academic unit-based practice. In addition, you learn the business side of running a community-based practice.

"x" Accepting residents in 2020 Explore our map of Community Teaching Sites for locations and descriptions

1580 Merivale Road (Ottawa)

Dr. Erika Tanner

x Greenboro Family Medicine Centre (Ottawa)

Dr. David Tobin

Smyth Medical Centre (Ottawa)

Dr. Millaray Sanchez and Dr. Shabnam Hussain

x Active Care Medical Clinic (Ottawa)

Dr. Carl Bertrand and Dr. Heather Daverne

x Manotick Medical Centre (Manotick)

Dr. Jeff Hovey and Dr. Shirin Lal

Somerset West Community Health Centre (Ottawa)

Dr. Kay Lee and Dr. Sarah Rice

x Albion Road (Ottawa)

Dr. Christiane Kuntz

x Perth Family Medicine
Clinic
(Perth)

RURAL Dr. Robin Kennie

St Joseph Family Medicine Clinic (Orléans)

Dr. Ed Seale

Carling Broadview Medical
Building
(Ottawa)

Dr. Gabriela Lewin

Renfrew Medical Group (Renfrew)

RURAL Dr. Steve Radke

x The Nation River Health Clinic (Winchester)

RURAL Dr. Bart Steele

x Central Ottawa Family Health Organization (Ottawa)

Dr. Jason Leclair

Riverside Court Medical
Clinic
(Ottawa)

Dr. Lisa Moore

West Carleton Medical
Centre
(Carp)

Dr. Michelle Lawler

x Centretown Community Health Centre (Ottawa)

Dr. Carol Geller and Dr. Alison Eyre

x Riverside South Medical Centre (Ottawa)

Dr. Haig Ashikian

x West End Family Care (Kanata)

Dr. Andrew Kujavsky

x Greenbank Road (Nepean)

Dr. Hanif Charania

Rosemount Clinic (Ottawa)

Dr. Claudia Hubbes

 

x Greenbelt Family Health Team (Barrhaven)

Dr. Roozbeh Matin and Dr. Caitlin Schwartz

Sandy Hill Community Health Centre (Ottawa)

Dr. Susanne McKim

 

Patient Population

In the community, the patient mix is unique to the practice location. Because you may be the only learner in the practice, you are often exposed to the greatest variety of patients and conditions that the practice encounters.

Rotation Outline

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

Family Medicine/Obstetrics (5 blocks)

Family Medicine + Obstetrics (4 blocks)

Emergency

Emergency

Geriatrics

Psychiatry

Pediatric Emergency

Internal Medicine CTU

Pediatric Wards

Family Medicine Rural

Family Medicine Hospital Service

Family Medicine Hospital Service

Internal Medicine CTU

Community Pediatrics

Family Medicine Rural

Family Medicine/Palliative

Elective

Elective (2 blocks)

* Community residents are affiliated with one of the following anglophone urban stream Academic Teaching Sites: Civic/Riverside or Bruyère/Primrose

Note: 1 block = 4 weeks, 13 blocks per year

Sample Family Medicine Monthly Rotation

WEEK

SUN

MON

TUES

WED

THUR

FRI

SAT

Week 1

AM

OFF

FM Clinic

OB call

Post OB

Teaching

Teaching

OFF

PM

FM Clinic

FM Clinic

Week 2

AM

OFF

FM Clinic

FM Clinic

FM Clinic

Teaching

Teaching

After hours clinic

PM

FM Clinic

FM Clinic

OFF

Week 3

AM

OB Call

Post Call

FM Clinic

FM Clinic

Teaching

Academic Day

OFF

PM

FM Clinic

Week 4

AM

OFF

FM Clinic

FM Clinic

FM Clinic

Teaching

Teaching

OFF

PM

FM Clinic

FM Clinic

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