The College is pleased to introduce an opportunity for members to become linked to colleagues with similar practice interests. Our new Section of Family Physicians with Special Interests or Focused Practices (SIFP) comprises a number of programs, each of which addresses a particular area of special interest of our members.
These programs cover a range of areas that members have asked us to include - be they part of their comprehensive care practices or in some cases major or full-time commitments. The CFPC remains committed to comprehensive continuing care.
Family Physicians with special interests are those family doctors with traditional comprehensive continuing care family practices who act as the personal physicians for their patients and whose practices include one or more areas of special interest as integrated parts of the broad scope of services they provide.
Family physicians with focused practices are those family doctors with a commitment to one or more specific clinical areas as major part-time or full-time components of their practices.
As of November, 2013, programs have been approved in the following areas:
Family Practice Anesthesia
Child and Adolescent Health
Enhanced Skills Surgery
Health Care of the Elderly
Maternity and Newborn Care
Sport and Exercise Medicine
Additional Programs will be available as they are approved by our Board.
SIFP Project Status Update
All you have to do to get started is go to your membership profile where you can indicate which program or programs are of interest to you. There will be no added fees or other requirements expected of you to become part of this College activity. We will pass your name on to the programs, so that you may be included in future networking opportunities and future communications.