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The Kitchener-Waterloo and Area (KW) site incorporates excellent learning opportunities in Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, and Wellesley. The site has a reputation for being innovative, progressive, and highly supportive.

All academic programs including weekly rounds are conducted live at the Integrated Health Sciences building in downtown Kitchener.

The KW site has wide acclaim for many of its innovations.  The Centre for Family Medicine’s memory clinic has international reputation for transforming primary care for patients and families suffering from dementia.  Other national primary care innovations include the Mobility Clinic for persons with severe physical challenges, the Anti-coagulation Clinic, and the e-Health Centre of Excellence.

The KW site curriculum uses a partially integrated format to optimize learning for residents.  Over 20 clinics have been built specifically to teach residents knowledge, skills, and competencies relevant to becoming excellent family physicians in areas including obstetrics, children’s care, sports medicine, refugee health, women’s health, mental health, and many others.  Family Medicine rotations are conducted in family health team setting. 

The site has many enhanced skills and research opportunities for interested residents.  Many graduates of the site program come back to give current residents career advice.  The site is highly interested in assisting each individual resident in the program!


Stats (FHT, patients, sites, etc)

  • Preceptors: 33
  • Residents: 34
  • Practice Sites:  8 (all family health teams)
  • Approximate number of patients:  Individual practices (800 to 2,000), Family Health Teams (20,000 to 100,000)


Contact Information


Dr. Joe Lee
Site Director, Kitchener-Waterloo


Dr. Marc Sawyer
Asst Site Director, Kitchener-Waterloo


Education Associates


Glenda O’Brien


Heidi Hallman


Catherine Arruda


Larysa Soroka


For more, check out the Kitchener/Waterloo site brochure.