The Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University provides a unique opportunity to integrate with family physicians and real patients in a primary care setting early in medical school (during Medical Foundations 1-3).
During this time, students are able to practice clinical skills including physical exams and patient communication as well as developing professionalism skills.
This experience in a family physician's office is for one half-day per week for six weeks.
Students may request an additional six-week elective based on supervisor availability.
This Family Medicine experience is highly valued by students.
The Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University is involved in the Medical Foundations 1 or 2 portion of the undergraduate program offering a mandatory Family Medicine experience.
Dr. Alesandra Palombo