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NEW: Transition to Practice Guide

Making the transition from residency to independent practice can be daunting.  Not only are there decisions to make about the direction of your career – where to apply, how to find opportunities – you may also need to address new educational, regulatory and business requirements, not to mention the challenges to your physical and mental wellness.

To support you in this important stage, the OCFP Residents Committee developed the Transition to Practice: A Guide for Family Medicine Residents in Ontario to provide clear, up-to-date, practical information to address many of the challenges family medicine residents face.

 This guide provides essential resources in a step-by-step approach to help you feel confident during the transition to independent practice.

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Track your Steps as you Prepare for Independent Practice:

To accompany the guide, your OCFP resident reps also developed the following checklist to track your steps along the way.

Make sure to check back for additional resources to support you throughout your residency. Archived resources can be accessed here.  

Family Medicine Summit - Knowledge for the Now 

Did you know that residents qualify for a special rate to the OCFP's 2021 Family Medicine Summit? Check out the flexible program and great lineup of presenters.


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OCFP Residents Committee 

The OCFP’s Residents Committee is comprised of Family Medicine residents who are elected by their peers to represent their respective postgraduate programs at the OCFP. Committee members plan and oversee innovative initiatives that support residents, such as the Survival Guide to Family Medicine Residency, and provide insight on the promotion and tailoring of OCFP activity to residents in Ontario.


OCFP Funds for Residents and Medical Students

The OCFP makes funding available for selected special initiatives and events by family medicine residents and medical students at each of the six medical schools across the province.  



Leadership Opportunities: A summary of OCFP initiatives for family medicine residents

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Residents Committee Feature Series

Read interviews conducted by the OCFP Residents Committee with family physicians in their earlier years of practice, as they discuss why they chose the profession, a typical week in practice, advice for new grads, and more.

Insight for Residents from Ontario Early Career Physicians

Members of the OCFP's Residents Committee connected with four early career physicians to ask them about everything from their favourite apps to support their practice, to what they wish they had learned more about in residency.