Postgraduate education for rural family practice: Vision and recommendations for the new millennium.

1999 May
CFPC. Working Group on Postgraduate Education.

The Working Group on Postgraduate Education for Rural Family Practice of the College of Family Physicians of Canada was established in 1998 to review the current state of postgraduate education for rural practice in Canada and to outline an appropriate curriculum to prepare new family physicians for the challenges of rural practice. The Group's mandate was as follows:

  • To describe the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for rural family practice.
  • To describe the postgraduate training currently provided to prepare family medicine residents for rural family practice.
  • To outline the core postgraduate curriculum for rural family practice.
  • To explore the potential for an advanced skills postgraduate curriculum for rural family practice.

The report was presented to and approved by the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Board of Directors in Victoria, BC on May 12,1999.

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