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Grand Erie Six Nations

We are pleased to add the Grand Erie Six Nations Program as our newest site.  This site boasts a unique learning opportunity as it has been a teaching site for many years training learners from both the Hamilton and Kitchener-Waterloo campuses.  With a very enthusiastic and dedicated group of Family Medicine Physicians, Grand Erie Six Nations has developed an academic hub within its geographic boundaries. 

With the support of the region, the City of Brantford, the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University, the Brantford General Hospital and Mac-CARE as well as McMaster University’s PGME program in cooperation with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, this site that underwent a $1.2M renovation to the Brantford General Hospital that houses a large academic learning centre.  In addition to the administrative support staff and leadership that will be housed in this learner-only wing, brand new call rooms, conference rooms and gathering spaces have been designed and built to enhance the learner experience and promote open communication and networking opportunities between learners and support staff.

This program at this site emphasizes community and preceptor based comprehensive training in Family Medicine.  Each resident will be assigned to a family physician supervisor in the community who will function as their primary clinical teacher and advisor throughout the two year program.  The curriculum follows a traditional block rotation format including rotations in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Emergency Medicine chosen for their relevance to Family Medicine.     

A particular strength of this site is the presence of the Six Nations of the Grand River, a First Nation community located in Ohsweken near Brantford.  There is an opportunity for one resident to be based with a family physician practicing in this community, and priority for this practice will be given to those with a career interest in aboriginal health. 

Sample PGY1 Schedule

Note:  Each Block is approximately four weeks in length.

Block 1

Block 2

Block 3

Block 4

Block 5

Block 6

Block 7

Block 8

Block 9

Block 10

Block 11

Block 12

Block 13

Family Medicine

Five Community Teaching Sites located in the regions of Brant and Norfolk Counties as well as Delhi and the Six Nations reserve (Pending candidate availability, in which case it will be four community teaching sites plus Delhi and the Six Nations).

Hospital Medicine

Brantford General Hospital. 

Family Medicine/Academic


Obstetrics & Gynecology

Brantford General Hospital


Brantford General Hospital

Emergency Medicine

Brantford General Hospital