Family Medicine Longitudinal Experience (FMLE)
Second Year Undergraduate Training
The opportunity to integrate your knowledge in a real-life clinical setting is an exciting moment! As part of your second year in the family medicine MD Program, you will work one-on-one with a preceptor for several sessions at a community-based clinic over the course of several months. This is the FMLE course, when you will participate in the daily activities of a clinic and find out what it’s really like to be a family physician. Practice and hone your interview and physical examination skills while discovering the incredible options that a future in family medicine offers.
Quick facts about the FMLE Course:
- Course length is six afternoons over a three to four month period
- Locations are community-based clinics accessible by public transit or car
- All clinics are within a 40 - 60 minute commute from the downtown Toronto campus or the Mississauga campus (located at 3359 Mississauga Road North) even if it is a locum practice.
- Opportunity to forge long-term mentoring relationships
What other MD students have to say about the FMLE course:
- “My preceptor created a warm learning environment for both theory and practical aspects of clinical medicine.”
- “Encouraging and motivating to consolidate what one learns in the classroom with real-life clinical experience.”
- “Fantastic to learn about Family Medicine and patient interactions. This program has increased my interest in pursuing Family Medicine.”
- “[This experience] helped me understand what the job is really about, how hard it really is, and how smart these doctors are. What a difficult job!”
- “As I saw, some patients have a tremendous amount of faith in their family physicians, they value them more so than any other health care resource.”
- “Much needed clinical experience.”