Enhanced Skills - Program Info - Family Practice Anaesthesia
The Family Practice-Anaesthesia (FP-A) program at the University of Calgary is a 3rd year CFPC program run by the Department of Anaesthesia in conjunction with the Department of Family Medicine Residency program. The program is currently accredited by the CFPC in full.
Teaching takes place primarily in the operating room where residents work one-on-one with faculty Anaesthesiologists and, to a limited extent, with Family Physicians. The program is run closely with the Anaesthesia Royal College residency training program and FP-A Residents are included in a wide range of learning opportunities including:
- Academic half-day sessions every week
- Visiting Professor program
- Journal Club
- Formal (weekly) rounds
- Events sponsored by the Post-Graduate Medical Education Office
- ATLS, ACLS, and PALS courses
- Specific FP-A directed didactic sessions as per resident need through the year
- Patient simulator experience
Other teaching resources include library resources and oral and written examinations.
To train skilled Family Physician - Anaesthesia physicians to practice in underserved locations.
Residents complete 1 year of training consisting of the following rotations:
- General Adult Anaesthesia: 7 Blocks
- Pediatric Anaesthesia: 3 Blocks
- Obstetric Anaesthesia: 2 Blocks
- Rural FP Anaesthesia: 1 Block
Residents are evaluated by Daily Observation Reports and End of Rotation ITERs. The Daily Observation Reports act as contributing forms for the ITERs.
Application Process and Requirements
1. College of Family Physicians of Canada Certification
- Copy of CCFP or
- Letter from the Family Medicine Program Director indicating current good standing in the program or
- Letter of exam eligibility from the CFPC
2. Letter of intent describing reasons for application to the program, including evidence of interest in or demonstrated medical practice in remote or underserved locations.
3. Current curriculum vitae
4. Current provincial medical college license or registration information
5. Medical school transcripts
6. Final specialty rotation evaluations from Family Medicine Residency
7. THREE letters of reference, with at least one letter from a practicing FP-Anaesthesiologist or Royal College Anaesthesiologist
Enhanced Skills Orientation
Please note, regardless of the Enhanced Skills Program start date, all Residents are required to attend the July orientation, which is a mandatory event. The orientation is always scheduled for the first business day in July from 1-4pm.
Program Coordinator – Anca Petri/Sonya Falez
Foothills Medical Centre
1403 - 29th St. NW
Calgary, AB T2N 2T9
Dr. Tony Trinh MD, BSc, FRCPC