The Canadian Medicine Primer (CMP) aims to facilitate a successful transition to residency training and postgraduate education in Ontario for visa trainees. Courses are designed to provide an orientation to the Canadian health care system and prepare visa trainees to work effectively in Ontario health care environments.
Visa trainees attend simulated patient encounters and facilitated in-class sessions. Large- and small-group simulations provide an opportunity to practise and receive feedback on communication, professionalism, patient management skills and medical expertise.Visa fellows are guided into a supervisory role, exploring the theory and practice of providing feedback to residents in clinical settings.
CMP includes ACLS certification training, held over one weekend at the Michener Institute in Toronto. Candidates will receive a registration form from Touchstone Institute on confirmation of their attendance in CMP. It is the responsibility of each participant to complete the registration form and send it directly to the Michener Institute before the deadline of their preferred session. If a participant’s ACLS certification is up to date, they do not need to complete the training.
2017 Program Dates
CMP is offered three times per year. Each session includes three days customized for visa trainees, followed by our core module for all IMGs:
CMP participants may also choose to attend the following sessions in our family medicine module:
- March 15–31
- April 11–28
- June 7–23
- July 5–21
- May 1–12
- July 24 – August 4