NOSM Family Medicine PGY3
Maternity Care Enhanced Skills
Physicians practicing in northern and rural settings require
comprehensive knowledge and skills. The Northern Ontario School of Medicine
(NOSM) recognizes that some residents require additional learning opportunities
beyond those provided in the family medicine residency to enhance their scope
of practice and further develop competencies and skills sets. Through NOSM, the
learning environments of northern communities are combined with academic centers
to reach these goals. NOSM's PGY3 programs in enhanced skills assist learners
to develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and professional behaviours to
manage clinical problems outside tertiary centers in settings with less
resources and medical specialists' support.
NOSM Postgraduate Family Medicine is pleased to have funding available
to support a number of residents interested in developing their obstetrical
skills further to benefit the PGY3 resident in confidently and competently
providing service to their future community of practice.
At present, funding is available for two(2) PGY3 positions in the Maternity Care Enhanced
Skills stream. The proposed training blocks will be 24 weeks in duration. The
6-block curriculum trains physicians in higher risk pregnancies including
surgical delivery skills, instrumental delivery, and treatment of obstetrical
emergencies. Residents applying to these PGY3 programs should have a
demonstrated interest in northern and rural practice. Preference will be given
to those residents able to describe how the Maternity Care Enhanced Skills
training they are seeking will meet a specific community need.
Four blocks of the program are in higher risk maternity and two blocks
are spent with a FP/GP OB who provides caesareans for integration. Clinical
rotations are in Northern Ontario except where a need for sufficient volume
cannot be met. One of the two months of FP/GP can be taken as a related
elective. In the past, residents have scheduled electives in OB ultrasound or
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 21 to November 25, 2016
Offer letters: December 9, 2016
Resident Responds By: December 15, 2016
Start Date: July 1, 2017
Maternity Care Enhanced Skills Application Form
Maternity Care Enhanced Skills Questionnaire
*If you are unable to open the application form and/or questionnaire, please email Marie Parkkari to request copies.
Application for NOSM’s PGY3 Maternity Care Enhanced Skills program can
be submitted to the Postgraduate Office using the Maternity Skills Application Form.
The Maternity Skills Questionnaire must also be completed by someone
whose practice includes the provision of C-sections and who is in a position to
comment on your skills in this area.
If you are unable to download either of the above documents, please
email Marie Parkkari for copies.
A current CV and two letters of reference, one of which should be from
your program director, are required to accompany your application.
The interview date will be established following receipt of application.
Residents will be notified by email of the success of their application.
Please forward your application to:
Coordinator, Postgraduate Education
West Campus, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Thunder Bay ON P7B 5E1
Tel: (807) 766-7310
Fax: (807) 766-7483
*Originals must be forwarded by mail