Family Medicine Teaching Unit (FMTU)
In 2009 the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie signed an agreement with the University of Toronto to teach medical residents at the Family Medicine Teaching Unit. The FMTU is a 10,000-foot state-of-the-art medical unit which is attached to the main hospital through a tunnel and includes a lounge, computer room and lecture room.
First and second year medical resident physicians, specializing in family medicine receive their final medical training in a hospital and community environment. In addition to this training, each resident manages their own practice of patients in the FMTU clinic under the supervision of experienced Barrie Family Physicians. Giving residents the option to train in environments that they may choose to practice in post-training is beneficial for them as health care providers, and helps bring more physicians to our community.
The FMTU is a partnership between the University of Toronto, Royal Victoria Hospital and The Barrie & Community Family Health Team.