First Five Years in Family Practice Committee

The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) supports new family physicians through the First Five Years of Family Practice (FFYFP) Committee. Consisting of family physician members from various communities throughout Alberta, the FFYFP Committee aims to specifically focus on areas that are important to family physicians in their first five years of practice. Our mandates include:

  • To raise awareness of the ACFP’s programs, products, and services amongst family physicians in their first five years of practice.
  • To provide a leadership opportunity for family physicians in their first five years of practice.
  • To develop programs and/or resources targeting the needs of family physicians in their first five years of practice.
  • To periodically survey family physicians in the first five years of practice to determine issues important to them.
  • To regularly communicate with family physicians in their first five years of practice via website, email, Facebook page, Twitter, and other media as required.
  • Through the ACFP FFYFP representative, bring issues affecting family physicians in their first five years of practice to the attention of the national Membership Advisory Committee (MAC) and the CFPC.
  • To serve as a resource for the ACFP Board Representative to CFPC’s MAC, and other areas within the CFPC, whenever the opinions of family physicians in their early years in practice are sought.

Committee Members

Dr. Kaili Hoffart (Chair), Edmonton
Dr. Michelle Chow, Calgary
Dr. Kiran Dhillon, Edmonton
Dr. Islam Elawadly, Swan Hills
Dr. Cathy Lu, Edmonton
Dr. Jennifer Ortynski, Edmonton
Dr. Dinesh Witharana, Lethbridge
Dr. Charissa Ho, Edmonton – 1st Year Resident Rep
Dr. Jovita Beyer, Rocky Mountain House – 2nd Year Resident Rep

If you would like more information about the FFYFP Committee please contact info@acfp.ca.