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Family Medicine

Medical faculty and students

The Department of Family Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, is an academic leader of family medicine in Canada. A centre of scholarly excellence, we are committed to training comprehensive family physicians and future leaders in health care. We do this through a highly adaptable program that includes tailor-made curriculum and educational programs for residents.

We believe residency is a rite of passage that is much more than just a means to getting a medical license. We trust our residents to be the best judge when it comes to recognizing the kind of experience that will assist them in becoming the physicians and people they aspire to be.

We are dedicated to training and mentoring our residents to ensure they acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to be confident and competent family physicians.

Our Windsor Campus training program affords residents ample one-on-one time with faculty members and provides a positive resident/preceptor experience overall. There are several family medicine teaching sites across the city. The resident can request a specific site if desired and available. The major teaching site is the Family Health Centre at the Windsor Professional Centre building on Howard Avenue. There are eight family medicine faculty members at the Health Centre who practise comprehensive and evidence-based medicine with large practices.

Family Medicine residents are in high demand in Windsor due to the limited number of residents in other specialties, and are exposed to tremendous academic teaching and hands on experience. It is a great time to train in Windsor. Our program has become well recognized and desired over the years.

Learn more about the Windsor Campus postgraduate curriculum

The City of Windsor

Windsor is a dynamic city on the border between Ontario and Michigan and across the river from Detroit. It has a population of over 200,000 and is known for its friendly, welcoming people and rich multi-ethnicity. Windsor has great restaurants and entertainment and has easy access to all of the cultural and sporting activities of Detroit. Metro Detroit airport is just thirty minutes away and offers many international and national flights to your destination of choice.