Report Do Canadian FM Residencies adequately prepare you? in Primary Care Residencies Posted March 4, 2020 Hello all, I am a Canadian citizen currently in my 3rd year at a U.S. med school. I am interested in pursuing a career in FM, and I would ultimately like to live and work in Canada. I am at the point where I have to start to think about whether I should start aiming for a U.S. FM residency or a Canadian FM residency. I understand that the Canadian FM residency is 2 years and the U.S. FM residency is 3 years. Does the 2 year FM residency in Canada adequately prepare you to practice right out of residency? I am mostly interested in working in an outpatient setting, including a clinic/walk-in clinic setting in Ontario. I recently spoke to a Canadian FM doc working in Ontario who completed his FM residency in the U.S., and he said something like "it takes 5 years for Canadian-trained FM docs to match U.S.-trained docs", but he also said he was biased. Is this true? How competent are Canadian-trained FM docs? Would they be adequately prepared to start working in a clinic/walk-in clinic setting right out of residency? Do they have to be "coached" or "groomed" after residency? Thanks for the advice and help!