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MF1-MF2 Family Medicine Experience


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. 

Preclerkship from Tutor with student


Dr. Alesandra Palombo
Pre-Clerkship Director