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McMaster Family Practice

McMaster Family Practice (MFP) is a vital part of the new David Braley Health Sciences Centre located in the heart of Hamilton’s downtown core. This state of the art clinic provides exposure to a remarkably varied patient population and is within walking distance to all amenities: public transportation, shopping, restaurants, outdoor recreation and many local attractions.

The clinic boasts staff physicians with diverse interests as well as a highly integrated inter-professional team including: Nurse Practitioners, Registered Practical Nurses, Social Workers, Clinical Pharmacists, Occupational and Physiotherapists,  a Dietitian,  and visiting specialist  physicians in Psychiatry, Palliative Care, Geriatrics, Chiropody and Pediatrics.

Our faculty physicians have a wide range of clinical, educational and research interests that include:

  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Care of the Elderly
  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Immigrant and Refugee Health
  • Information Technology
  • Low Risk Obstetrics
  • Mental Health
  • Office Surgical Procedures
  • Palliative Care
  • Primary Care Research
  • Sports Medicine
  • Women’s Health


The horizontal elective is a popular component of the Family Medicine residency program.   McMaster Family Practice offers a variety of horizontal elective opportunities within the unit scheduled with allied health and professional staff.  Horizontal elective opportunities are listed below.

  • Dietitian
  • Pharmacist
  • Social Workers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Lactation Consultant
  • System Navigator
  • Chiropodist
  • Physiatrist
  • Pain Clinic
  • Pediatrics Clinic
  • Memory Clinic
  • INR Clinic
  • Geriatrics Clinic
  • IUD Clinic
  • Procedures Clinic
  • Dermatology Clinic
  • OB Clinic


McMaster Family Practice offers unique educational experiences and learning opportunities.  Resident Education Rounds are listed below.

  • Practice-Based Small Group Learning (PBSG)
  • On-call Rounds
  • Pediatric Rounds
  • Consultant Rounds
  • Family Medicine Rounds
  • Interprofessional Rounds
  • OB Focus/Maternal Child Rounds
  • Patient Safety Rounds
  • MFP/Public Health Joint Rounds


Message from our Chiefs

"The culture of MFP is both diverse and unique.  It is a strong academic centre, which is also a light-hearted and fun place to work every day.  I can’t imagine a better way to spend my residency years.”

Kevin Velicaria, Former Chief Resident


"MFP has provided endless opportunities for learning. It is such a collaborative and supportive environment, which has made residency not only a journey of learning, but also one of personal development and relationship building."
Amanda Ramdyal, Former Chief Resident


Contact Information


David Braley Health Sciences Centre
100 Main Street West, 3rd Floor
Hamilton, ON  L8P 1H6


Jan Baxter
Co-Education Coordinator


Dr. Joyce Zazulak
Co-Education Coordinator


Liz Clark
Clinical Education Associate


Sophia Lourenco
Clinical Education Associate