Year Two FMLE Family Medicine Longitudinal Experience



Dr. Susan Goldstein


Students will participate in six community-based Family Medicine clinics on Monday and/or Wednesday afternoon half days, for a total of 24 teaching hours. These sessions shall occur in a longitudinal fashion such that no more than one clinic is attended per week. Students will be assigned preceptors through a match process, after which the six clinic dates will be arranged and agreed on jointly by the student and preceptor, from a list of dates supplied by the University.

The FMLE provides students an opportunity to experience clinical care in the community-based, primary care setting. Students will have the opportunity to develop an appreciation of the importance of Generalist specialties and of Family Medicine in particular, including understanding the role family physicians play within the health care system. Students will consider patient encounters in the context of the CanMEDS-FMU (Family Medicine Undergraduate) 2009 competencies of FM (Family Medicine) Expert, FM Communicator, FM Collaborator, FM Manager, FM Health Advocate, FM Scholar and FM Professional. In addition, students will have some exposure to important issues in our health care environment such as physician distribution, physician remuneration, primary care reform, and social accountability.

Students will have the opportunity to practice some of the history taking and physical examination skills learned in ASCM-I and ASCM-II.  They will learn about the Family Medicine based clinical S.O.A.P. note and will practice documentation using an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) type document.


The FMLE Course Objectives are derived from the CanMEDS-FMU Objectives* and support the UME Program Goals and Objectives**.

Upon successful completion of the FMLE, the student should be able to:

FMLE Course Objectives Chart

*CanMEDS-FMU can be found at

**UME Program Goals and Objectives can be found at


[1] FM Expert: 1.5; FM Communicator 2.5

[2] FM Health Advocate: 5.1

[3] FM Expert 1.3

[4] FM Communicator 2.1

[5] FM Expert 1.13

[6] FM Manager 4.1

[7] FM Collaborator 3.2.1; FM Professional 7.1.2

[8] FM Collaborator 3.2.4

[9] FM Scholar 6.1 


FMLE is credit/non-credit.

A mark between 60% and 69% on either case report would be considered borderline and students scoring in this range may be required to complete remedial work.


For more information, please contact

Susan Rice

Undergraduate FMLE & Communications Assistant

500 University Ave, 5th Floor

Toronto, Ontario M5G 1V7

Tel: 416 - 946- 5249

Fax: 416- 978- 3912

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