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About Us

The Education Evaluation and Research Unit (EERU) acts as an organizational hub within the College of Family Physicians of Canada™ (CFPC)’s Academic Family Medicine (AFM) Division, collaborating with researchers and colleagues from across the country. The EERU works to:
  • Strengthen AFM Division’s capacity to evaluate educational initiatives
  • Develop, implement, and maintain the CFPC’s FM Longitudinal Survey (FMLS) including data sharing/storage, and stewardship policies
  • Facilitate the use of evaluation data to inform the work of the CFPC
  • Catalyze opportunities to stimulate research that will advance family medicine using the FMLS and other evaluation data
The EERU is co-managed by CFPC’s Education and Research departments.

For more information, please contact us at [email protected].

Family Medicine Longitudinal Survey (FMLS)

As part of a collaboration between the 17 family medicine residency programs in Canada and the CFPC to evaluate the Triple C Competency-based curriculum, the FMLS was designed as a longitudinal, cross-sectional survey. The survey has been administered annually to family residents and early career family physicians since 2014 at three points in time : Time 1 (entry); Time 2 (exit); Time 3 (three years into practice).

The FMLS describes:
  • Demographics of family medicine residents
  • Family medicine learning experiences
  • Perspectives about family medicine as a discipline
  • Practice intentions by graduates and choices made in early practice

Access to deidentified FMLS data for research and/or educational purposes can be requested (by approved organizations/affiliations) through a data request process. Requests must be approved by the Triple C Data Oversight Committee (DOC).


FMLS Data Release Policy – Details to come


Please contact us at [email protected] to obtain a copy of this document that is accessible (per AODA requirements) for persons with disabilities.

Request FMLS Data

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Scholarship & Related Documents

    EERU Family Medicine Data Points Webinar Series

    In June 2023 the Education Evaluation and Research Unit (EERU) launched its Family Medicine Data Points webinar series to disseminate and showcase current educational research and evaluation projects and highlight the importance of using data to inform education, practice, and policy within an exclusive community of peers.

    Webinar 1*: Data, data and more data… Experience working with FMLS.

    Presenters: Lisa Graves MD CCFP (AM) FCFP MClinSc, Kulamakan (Mahan) Kulasegaram PhD, Milena Forte MD, CCFP.

    Summary: A team approach to examining data from the Family Medicine Longitudinal Survey was described and challenges and opportunities of working with larger data sets were reviewed.  
    *This webinar was presented in English only.

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