First Five Years in Family Practice

Supporting You in Your First Five Years

Transition to Practice Work Life/Balance Practice Management

Toolkit FAQs

Med School – Check! Residency – Check!

Now What? You may be well on your way in your practice, starting out with some locums, or perhaps you are forging your own path.

No matter how you spend your first five years in family practice in Alberta, the ACFP is here to help. The First Five Years in Family Practice (FFYFP) is a community of your peers – those who have been where you are and those who are figuring it out alongside you.

The ACFP’s FFYFP Committee have aggregated some resources to get you on your way!

Getting Started – Quick Links

  • First Five Blog Series – the blog dedicated to issues surrounding those in their first five years
  • Facebook – get social with the #FirstFiveAB group
  • ACFP Networks – join the ACFP’s online member community not only ACFP members, but primary care providers to connect, share, and support one another while advancing best practices.
  • For Early Career Physicians – this CFPC webpage is useful information you need to start out as a physician in Canada

The Patient’s Medical Home

The Patient’s Medical Home (PMH) is a vision presented by the CFPC for the future of family practice in Canada. The PMH reflects and responds to the changing needs of populations in Canada. It also reinforces the physician–patient relationship and the importance of the Four Principles of Family Medicine.

Check out the PMH Best Advice Tools and Primary Care Toolkit for Family Physicians or PMH webpage for more details.