2023 September Preparation Course for the CCFP Exam: Pre-Course Modules


This course is designed for practice eligible physicians who are preparing to undertake the CCFP Exam*. The course will provide participants with an overview of the principles of family medicine, an overview of the patient-centred clinical method, an introduction to the Simulated Office Oral (SOO) component of the exam, skills and strategies to use in patient interviews that can be applied to the exam, four practice SOOs with feedback from experienced examiners, pre-course practice with Short Answer Management Problems (SAMPs) and feedback, an opportunity to practice writing SAMPs in an exam-like setting and to discuss the SAMP component of the exam.

The focus of this course is to help participants familiarize themselves with the format, types of questions, and marking scheme as well as to share tips and tricks on how  answer, and not to provide detailed educational teaching on the hot topics.

* NOTE: Content of this course is not endorsed by The College of Family Physicians of Canada nor is it reviewed by the Board of Examiners at the College to ensure alignment with the CCFP certification examination. Participating in the course does not guarantee success on the certification examination.

Completion of the online pre-course module is mandatory prior to attending the workshop activity. We do track the completion of the online module to ensure the expected learning outcome. 


It is not recommended to access the online modules on smartphones at this point as your learning experience might be compromised.

There are required learning activities in the course, such as reviewing video materials, viewing and downloading PDF resources.

‘RESUME LEARNING”: Please be aware that it may take you up to one hour to complete the modules. For the convenience of self-paced learning, you may exit from the middle of the course and come back later. When you log into the e-learning portal again, click on ‘RESUME LEARNING’, and you will be redirected to where you left last time.

Completion of the Online Modules: Once you have completed the modules, you will receive an email confirmation of your completion of the pre-course online activity.


At the end of this course, learners will be equipped to:

      • Develop skills and strategies to use in patient interviews

      • Demonstrate the patient-centered clinical method in simulated examination stations

      • Apply a planned approach to components (SOOs and SAMPs) of the Certification Examination in Family Medicine

      • Recognize techniques to improve performance at the Certification Examination in Family Medicine




    Material presented are in compliance with the University of Calgary Copyright Policy, Acceptable Use of Material Protected by Copyright.

    *** Course materials are for individual use only and not to be distributed.***


        • This course has received no commercial sponsorship support.


      CCFP, M.B. B.Ch., M.Sc., DCH, FRCP (London), FRCP (Glasgow) and FRCP (Edinburgh)

      Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Calgary

      Dr Wahba graduated from medical school, in Cairo, Egypt with honours and he was a winner of the National Award of Excellency. Subsequently, he completed residency training in Internal Medicine and passed the speciality examination with distinction. In addition, he completed a Master’s Degree in Internal Medicine. He then completed a research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA). Next, he moved to Oman, where he worked as a Senior Consultant Physician and Deputy Head of the Acute Medicine Department. While in Oman, he practised Rheumatology for 12 years and was also heavily involved in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and he was selected as the best trainer in the Internal Medicine residency program, as well as the best ACLS instructor. He has also received the Diploma of Child Health (DCH) from Glasgow. He is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London, Glasgow and Edinburgh. He was also a Clinical Examiner for the PACES, MRCP UK exams in the specialty of Internal Medicine. He was also the coordinator and organizer of the MRCP examinations at the Royal Hospital in Oman.

      Subsequently, he moved with his family to Canada and started his Canadian training. He joined the Family Medicine Residency Program at the University of Calgary and was selected as the chief resident for the NE, FM Residency Program. In 2016, he was the Winner of the Dr. R. S. Grainger Award from the University of Calgary. He passed the LMCC and CCFP exams and started practising at the Mountain View Medical Centre in Calgary. He enjoys providing care to a diversity of patients including refugees and newcomers settling in Calgary. Currently, Dr Wahba is a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Family Medicine (University of Calgary) where he participates in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has received the Gold Star award twice for teaching the Integrative Course. Furthermore, he has participated in CCFP preparation courses over the past few years. He is committed to supporting all learners and enhancing their educational experience.

      Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (Nigeria) MD MRCGP CCFP MSc FCFP (Course Co-Chair)

      Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary

      Dr. Adebisi is a down-to-heart Family Physician in Airdrie, Alberta who has been in clinical Practice for more than 26 years. He started his medical career at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria where he completed his undergraduate medical training. He proceeded to Surgical and Orthopedic post-graduate training in the same university until he left for the United Kingdom to further his studies.

      In 2004, he started a training program in General Practice in England which was successfully completed in 2006. He worked in several cities and practices in the United Kingdom as a seasoned GP for many years. For his love for North America, he relocated to Alberta, Canada in 2011. He initially practised in the rural setting of Three Hills before moving to Airdrie, his current location.

      Dr Adebisi has a special interest in General Dermatology. This passion drove him to further his postgraduate studies in General Dermatology and Dermoscopy in United Kingdom & Australia. He holds a master’s degrees (Msc) in Clinical Dermatology from South Wales, United Kingdom. In recent times, dermoscopy has become a big part of his practice.

      He feels the pain of patients with chronic pain. This motivated him to take special training in the management of chronic pain. He worked in the multidisciplinary chronic pain clinic in Airdrie where he offered medical services, helps, supports and hope to patients.

      Dr Adebisi provides mental health services to his patients at the Kings Medical Centre. He works collaboratively with the Therapists and Psychologists in the community to offer quality care to patients with mental health concerns. He has a passion for teaching. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Family Medicine Department, University of Calgary and a Preceptor to medical students and Family Medicine Residents.

      He is a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.