Supplemental Emergency Medicine Experience (SEME)

SEME is an award-winning program: recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Course/Program Development and Coordination Award, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto

SEME is a program funded through the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to provide family physicians with a three-month, full time, remunerated fellowship through a comprehensive, practical and hands-on EM experience. SEME includes eight weeks of rotations in emergency departments in Toronto and the option of supervised placements at rural- or semi-rural hospitals.

To learn more about the SEME program and how to apply, please visit the  University of Toronto Department of Family & Community Medicine.

Below are some comments regarding the SEME program from previous SEME learners:

“This program deserves recognition for its foresight, ingenuity and practicality. The core seminar series were high caliber, thoughtful, well prepared and practical. The SEME program has taught new techniques to senior physicians and given junior physicians the confidence needed to ply their trade in remote places. This diversity allowed for much sharing of practical solutions and innovations.” 

“I simply would not have felt comfortable staffing an ER prior to taking SEME, and I am fairly comfortable at the prospect of staffing one in the near future. This course has been invaluable.” 

“What an amazing course. It made me feel immensely prepared for rural practice and in my subsequent rural locums, my colleagues have recognized my enhanced skills and even treated me as an ‘expert resource’.”