New family medicine residents begin training at RVH

Group will begin two year training at Family Medicine Teaching Unit

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) is welcoming nine new residents to begin training in family medicine. The group has started their final two years of training in the health centre’s Family Medicine Teaching Unit (FMTU), while eleven residents have recently completed their training.

During the next two years, they will have the opportunity to practice medicine with a full caseload of patients while working alongside RVH physicians.

RVH president and CEO Janice Skot says they will have to adapt their method of practice as they train during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Family Medicine Training Unit began in 2009. Since then, 81 residents have trained at RVH, with 47 staying in the area to set up their own practices, provide temporary coverage for area physicians or work in the emergency and hospital departments.

feature image courtesy of Donna Danyluk, RVH