NOSM Family Medicine PGY3
Enhanced Skills Training in Family Practice Anesthesia
Ontario School of Medicine's Family Medicine Enhanced Skills Training in
Anesthesia Program prepares family physicians to provide safe anesthesia
services in rural communities. Physicians completing this one year program will
be able to provide both elective and emergency anesthesia services for patients
without severe systemic illnesses and prepare them to be a resource to their
community. Physicians will also acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for
the anesthetic management of obstetrical emergencies, epidural analgesia,
difficult airways, pain management, short-term ventilation, trauma and
preparation of patients for safe transfer.
The NOSM FPA
program is nationally renown for the FPA boot camp, engagement in national
competency development and eLearning.
This program is connected to numerous community sites servicing the entirety
of Northern Ontario. The opportunities
for not only clinical exposure, but also future job opportunities are
This program has
two spots available each year. One resident
will be based at Health Sciences North (HSN) in Sudbury and the other will be
based at the Sault Area Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. Both are tertiary care
referral centers for their respective geographical areas in the north. Residents
will work closely with highly skilled anesthesiologists in an environment that
is dynamic, progressive and focused on education. This program centers on
learning, not service.
proportion of the year, 32-40 weeks, will be spent in your home base where
there will be exposure to a broad range of anesthesia services. The rest of the
year includes rotations in critical care, pediatric anesthesia and rural
comprehensive family medicine. Exposure to pediatric anesthesia occurs at the
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, while the rural comprehensive
family medicine rotation is spent in one of the more rural centers in the north
such as Huntsville, Timmins, Sioux Lookout or Kenora.
and formal teaching sessions occur on a weekly basis. There is a curriculum of
didactic problem based or simulation based learning sessions on topics
specifically relevant to the FP-Anesthetist. A wide selection of anesthesia
reference textbooks, electronic library resources and computer services are
also available for use by the residents.
Family Practice Anesthesia Boot Camp
participate in a week-long anesthesia "boot-camp", which has been operating for the past 5 years with great success. This week focuses on practical/technical aspects of anesthesia
and crisis resource management through simulation didactic sessions and skill
specific training sessions.
Watch the NOSM Family Practice Anesthesia Boot Camp Video Here!
How to Apply
Candidates interested in this general practice Anesthesia program should be in their second year of Family Medicine, CCFP program or should have successfully completed their CCFP exams. Candidates with the intention of practicing in Northern Ontario after completion of the one year training are given preference. Candidates should have recent certification in ACLS. Support for ATLS and PALS certifications will be available if not already obtained.
While in Ottawa, residents may also participate in crisis management training at the Anesthesia Simulation Center.
To be eligible for NOSM’s Enhanced Skills Programs candidates must be:
- Currently enrolled as a PGY2 in a Canadian Family Medicine Residency Program at the time of application. Residents must start their PGY3 within 12 months of completing their PGY2 year.
- Physician currently practising in Canada and meeting program funding eligibility requirements according to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC).
Note: Practising physicians interested in taking the program must apply separately through the re-entry program of the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care.
Application opening date: August 22, 2016
Application closing date: October 7, 2016
Interview period: October 10 to December 8, 2016
Offer letters: December 9, 2016
Resident Responds By: December 15, 2016
Start Date: July 1, 2017
Download the Family Practice Anesthesia Application Form
*If you are unable to open the application form, please email Sara Wilson to request a copy of the form.
NOSM’s PGY3 Anesthesia program can be submitted to the Postgraduate Office
using the application form available for download. A current CV and three
letters of reference, one of which should be from a clinical preceptor, are
required to accompany your application. The interview date will be established
following receipt of application, and in conjunction with the other Ontario
Anesthesia PGY3 programs. Residents will be notified by email of the success of
Dr. Rob Anderson
Please forward your application to:
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
935 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6
Tel: (705) 662-7135
Fax: (705) 662-7143