Riverside Family Health Team

The Riverside Family Health Team, located on the Riverside campus of the Ottawa Hospital

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The Riverside Family Health Team, part of the award-winning Ottawa Hospital Family Health Team, includes physicians from diverse community practice backgrounds who are committed to responding to your specific learning needs.

As a team, we have expertise in suburban and inner city medicine, mental health care, immigrant care, HIV primary care, pediatrics, women's health, and obstetrics. Our physicians also demonstrate scholarship in administration, education and primary care research.

We offer a growing list of enrichment opportunities for our residents in their family medicine blocks, including:

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  • Dermatology, hypertension, diabetes team, and weekly prenatal clinics;
  • Psychiatric shared care;
  • Family medicine lumps and bumps surgical clinic;
  • Palliative care outreach (PGY 2);
  • Home visits with a nurse practitioner;
  • Practice simulated office oral examinations;
  • Teaching with the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre;
  • In unit medical student teaching.

We are the sister site to the Civic Family Health Team, so all allied health workers, after hours clinics, master schedule, FMOB teaching, and call schedules are shared between our sites.

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Teaching & Learning Opportunities

Riverside Family Health Team residents are assigned to an individual physician supervisor who will remain your primary preceptor throughout your residency. You will take on a number of your preceptor’s patients as your own with the help of our EMR.

You will meet with the supervising physician for informal teaching rounds before clinic. Topics can be resident-led, case-based, ethical or recent clinical questions. Each week, you will also take part in more formal learning opportunities, with two mornings dedicated to group learning on topics such as behavioural medicine, obstetrical curriculum, palliative or end-of-life care, and other family medicine issues.

Patient Population

Our patient profile is balanced across all ages. We have rostered patients from our physicians’ previous community practices, referred patients from the day hospital’s dialysis centre, palliative patients and prenatal patients. We are always looking for ways to make your experiences as diverse as possible. This includes recent changes, such as our practice of scheduling joint injections with residents and an attending supervisor.

Rotation Outline

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

Family Medicine/Obstetrics (5 blocks)

Family Medicine/Obstetrics (4 blocks)

Emergency

Emergency

Geriatrics

Psychiatry

Pediatric Emergency

Community Pediatrics

Pediatric Wards

Family Medicine/Palliative Care

Family Medicine Hospital Service

Family Medicine Hospital Service

Internal Medicine CTU

Internal Medicine CTU

Family Medicine Rural

Family Medicine Rural

Elective

Elective (2 blocks)

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

Teaching

Procedure Clinic

Teaching

Memory Clinic

Afterhours Clinic

PM

FM Clinic

FM Clinic

FM Clinic

OFF

Week 2

AM

OFF

OB Call

Post Call

FM Clinic

Teaching

FM Clinic

OB Call

PM

Shared Mental Health

Week 3

AM

Post Call

FM Clinic

Teaching

Procedure Clinic

Teaching

Academic Day

OFF

PM

FM Clinic

FM Clinic

FM Clinic

Week 4

AM

OFF

FM Clinic

Teaching

FM Clinic

Teaching

FM Clinic

Afterhours Clinic

PM

FM Clinic

FM Clinic

OFF

Note: Evening clinic (Wed & Thur) and After hours clinics are distributed evenly between Riverside residents on FM

 

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