Core clinical training takes place at two academic hospitals, Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface Hospital, with additional training in Emergency and Anesthesia at the Victoria General Hospital and the Seven Oaks General Hospital.
The academic component of the CCFP-EM program is robust and integrated with the FRCP program academic days. Extensive training in simulation and formal training in ultrasound to obtain Independent Practitioner status are core elements of the academic program. Numerous additional training opportunities, include PALS, ACLS, ATLS, AIME, Procedural Sedation, and ICU-based vascular access and pleural ultrasound courses. Monthly sessions focus on readings from the core text, Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine, and practice oral and written exams ensure a high rate of success in certification examinations. A mentorship program started in 2014 has also proven extremely successful.