Resident Study Guide

Welcome to the McGill Family Medicine Resident Study Guide!

There is no "perfect" textbook in Family Medicine. The goal of this study guide is to serve as a "virtual" textbook centered around the College of Family Physicians Priority Topics and Key Features.

This project has been put together by Dr. Teresa Rudkin and Dr. Sarah Massoud. If you have any suggestions or interesting articles, or if you would like to get involved in developing new resident learning tools, please contact us!
We can be reached by e-mail: teresa.rudkin [at] and sarah.massoud [at] (please use subject line RESIDENT STUDY GUIDE)

FM Learner is another resource for residents, developed by Dr. Kenjey Chan, that includes notes on the 99 Topics. To visit, click here.

Clicking on the name of the each Priority Topic will take you to a PDF document that is a roadmap of the topic's Key Features with links to relevant and up to date articles that you can read to learn the content for that Key Feature. You DO NOT NEED to read every article to be prepared for the exam! We have included different styles of articles so that you can choose those that best suit your learning style. Content will continue to be updated on an ongoing basis. 

NB: you may be redirected to McGill myCourses (learning management system) to access some restricted documents. Only McGill residents or McGill Family Medicine Academic members can access these documents using their McGill Email and Password.

If you have any trouble entering myCourses using a mobile device, please use this direct link and log in before clicking on the links below.

1. Abdominal Pain

2. Advanced Cardiac Life Support

3. Allergy

4. Anemia

5. Antibiotics

6. Anxiety

7. Asthma

8. Atrial Fibrillation

9. Bad News

10. Behavioural Problems

11. Breast Lump

12. Cancer

13. Chest Pain

14. Chronic Disease

15. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

16. Contraception

17. Cough

18. Counselling

19. Crisis

20. Croup

21. Deep Venous Thrombosis

22. Dehydration 

23. Dementia 

24. Depression

25. Diabetes 

26. Diarrhea 

27. Difficult Patient

28. Disability 

29. Dizziness

30. Domestic Violence

31. Dyspepsia

32. Dysuria

33. Earache

34. Eating Disorders

35. Elderly

36. Epistaxis

37. Family Issues

38. Fatigue

39. Fever 

40. Fractures

41. Gastrointestinal Bleed

42. Gender Specific Issues

43. Grief

44. Headache

45. Hepatitis

46. Hyperlipidemia

47. Hypertension

48. Immigrants

49. Immunization 

50. In Children

51. Infections

52. Infertility 

53. Insomnia

54. Ischemic Heart Disease

55. Joint Disorder

56. Lacerations

57. Learning

58. Lifestyle

59. Loss of Consciousness

60. Loss of Weight

61. PDF icon Low Back Pain

62. PDF icon Meningitis

63. PDF icon Menopause

64. PDF icon Mental Competency

65. PDF icon Multiple Medical Problems

66. PDF icon Neck Pain

67. PDF icon Newborn

68. PDF icon Obesity

69. PDF icon Osteoporosis

70. PDF icon Palliative Care

71. PDF icon Parkinsonism

72. PDF icon PHA and Screening

73. PDF icon Personality Disorder

74. PDF icon Pneumonia

75. PDF icon Poisoning

76. PDF icon Pregnancy

77. PDF icon Prostate

78. PDF icon Rape, Sexual Assault

79. PDF icon Red Eye

80. PDF icon Schizophrenia

81. PDF icon Seizures

82. PDF icon Sex

83. PDF icon Sexually Transmitted Infections

84. PDF icon Skin Disorders

85. PDF icon Smoking Cessation

86. PDF icon Somatization

87. PDF icon Stress

88. PDF icon Stroke

89. PDF icon Substance Abuse

90. PDF icon Suicide

91. PDF icon Thyroid

92. PDF icon Trauma

93. PDF icon Travel Medicine

94. PDF icon Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

95. PDF icon Urinary Tract Infection

96. PDF icon Vaginal Bleeding

97. PDF icon Vaginitis

98. PDF icon Violent Patient

99. PDF icon Well Baby Care


















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