With a focus on preparing physicians to be responsive to the needs of individual communities, the Enhanced Skills program provides additional experience and/or advanced training in a range of specific areas.
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Our Enhanced Skills Program offers a wide range of options that give residents the benefit of additional experiences as they prepare for their future practices. Interested residents in their second year will apply to either Category 1 or Category 2 – Self-Designed programs based on their career intentions.
Category 1 programs are those designated by the CFPC as programs leading to a Certificate of Added Competence. The majority of these programs are offered in Hamilton (FPA excepted), but many offer training opportunities in other urban settings and/or rural/regional contexts.
Category 2 – Self-Designed programs are intended for learners to gain additional experiences in research and scholarship or an individual area of interest, or to enhance skills designed to fill the needs of a rural/regional community. Self-Designed and Category 2 programs do not lead to a Certificate of Added Competence at completion.
The Department is committed to preserving the and to promoting flexible specialized training options that community-in-need focus of Enhanced Skills allow graduates to pursue practice opportunities in rural, remote, and regional settings.
Click the name of each program for full details.
|CATEGORY||PROGRAM||CERTIFICATE OF ADDED COMPETENCE||MONTHS/POSITIONS AVAILABLE||PRIMARY PRACTICE SETTING|
|CATEGORY 1||Care of Elderly||Yes||12 Months||Hamilton Area|
|Palliative Care||Yes||Four 12-Month Positions||Hamilton Area|
|Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM)||Yes||12 Months||Burlington/Hamilton|
|Emergency Medicine||Yes||Ten 12-Month Positions
(nine MOH funded and one Return of Service funded)
|Brampton/Osler Return of Service (1)
|Family Practice Anesthesia (FPA)||Yes||Two 12-Month Positions||Rural/Regional/Brantford/Hamilton|
|CATEGORY 2||Rural/Regional Self-Designed||No||3-6 Months (6 to 8 positions)||Rural/Regional|
|Research & Scholarship||No||12 Months||Hamilton Area|
|Family Medicine Obstetrics Program Description||No||Two Six-Month Positions||Hamilton|
The Department is able to offer the rural/regional placements through its partnerships with the Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP) and MacCARE. For further information on Rural/Regional program experiences offered, please see our rural/regional information page.
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We are here to support you through every step of your ongoing skills enhancement. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you have.
For the Emergency Medicine Program, contact Maleigh Walsh at email@example.com.
For all other programs, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.