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Family Medicine training in the Niagara region offers a diversity of sites from small town/ rural communities (Grimsby/ Niagara-on-the-Lake) to more urban centres (St. Catharines, Welland and Niagara Falls). Over the past few years, partnerships have developed between specialists and our training program with a “culture of learning” being well established. Moreover, being a fully Integrated Program, opportunities for immediate application in Family Practice settings of new found knowledge and experience from specialty rotations and electives is optimized while maximizing continuity of patient care.

Being a smaller site, experiential learning in Niagara offers many direct hands-on opportunities particularly in Obstetrics, Emergency Medicine and ICU. In Spring, 2013, the new St. Catharines General Hospital and Walker Family Cancer Centre is expected to open further enhancing the resident’s learning experience.  Special interests of the Niagara faculty include In-Hospital & Emergency Work; Obstetrics; Palliative Care; Sports Medicine; and Women’s Health.

The program emphasizes community based preceptor- based comprehensive training in Family Medicine throughout the Niagara region with a central home base at the McMaster Niagara Family Health Centre located in St. Catharines where all residents participate in the Behavioural Science and Evidence Based Medicine programs. With a Regional Campus of McMaster University’s Michael DeGroote School of Medicine in St. Catharines, undergraduate teaching opportunities are also available to interested residents.  Core Rotations in Palliative Care, Oncology, Intensive Care, Surgery, Hospitalist Medicine and Geriatrics are available in the Niagara region. Opportunities exist for residents to be part of the patient care team collaborating with Interdisciplinary Health Professionals and Midwives in the Family Practice setting.


Sample 1st year 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

Integrated Family Medicine + Pediatrics + Emergency Medicine

Family Medicine/Academic Block

Integrated Family Medicine + Obstetrics & Gynecology

Internal Medicine

 

  

Sample 2nd year 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

Geriatrics

Selective

Family Medicine

Family Medicine/Academic Block

Rural

Internal Medicine/Surgery

Elective