The College of Family Physicians of Canada sets the national standards for training and certification in family medicine in Canada. Most recently, the College has moved forward toward competency-based training and is promoting innovation in resident assessment. New initiatives in strengthening and supporting the involvement of family medicine in the undergraduate curriculum has paid dividends in an increase in interest in family medicine as a career among both men and women in recent years. It is an exciting time in medical education generally and family medicine education in particular and here is a gateway to some of the resources and information available to members and others with an interest in the College’s role in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.
The College’s educational initiatives reach out to medical students, residents in family medicine and enhanced skills, and teachers, both full- and part-time. Information about training standards, new initiatives like CanMEDS-FM and the Triple C Curriculum can be found here and other resources for both learners and teachers.
You will also find links for information about our examinations in family medicine and emergency medicine and alternate routes to Certification in Family Medicine (CCFP). If you are an international graduate, there are links to sites and resources that may also be of help. There are resources to help you prepare for the examinations including guides, sample questions, evaluation objectives and other resources that will be of benefit to both recent graduates and practice eligible candidates.
And, examinations are not just about candidates. We are always looking for examiners willing to participate in evaluating new certificants. If this is something that you might find interesting, please complete our new examiner application form.