Collingwood, ON, L9Y 1W8 Directions
Rural Stream training at McMaster provides you with:
- A choice of six different communities in which you live and learn during your two years of family medicine.
- Excellent specialty rotations in rural/regional hospitals.
- Complete academic program and EBM delivered by videoconference.
- Enhanced emergency room skills-development.
- Opportunity to train in remote area in PGY2 year.
- Experienced rural family physician teachers who are skilled at in-patient care while providing obstetrical and/or emergency and/or anaesthesia care to their communities.
- Curriculum options available to increase time spent in your community and reduce commuting/travel.
- The training and mentorship to build skills and clinical courage necessary to pursue a successful career in rural medicine.
Typical Rural Training at McMaster
There will be some local variations in rotation organization.
PGY1: Eight weeks each of Internal Medicine/Hospitalist, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics inpatient and outpatient, and Emergency Medicine
- 20 weeks Rural Family Medicine (broad scope exposure in-, out-patient and community rural family medicine)
PGY2: 20 weeks of Rural Family Medicine (same practice as PGY1 year improves continuity and building independence across settings)
- Eight week Internal Medicine/Surgery, eight weeks elective, eight week remote/rural rotation
- Four weeks Care of the Elderly, four weeks Family Medicine Selective (selected from each of the FM-Rural sub-specialty areas)
Across both years: longitudinal exposure to Rural Family Medicine and Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences (MHBS)
Rural Teaching Sites
Dr. Wade Mitchell