Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Navigation

Rural Stream

Rural Stream training at McMaster provides you with:

  • a choice of six different communities in which you live and learn during your two years of family medicine

    Rural

  • excellent specialty rotations in rural/regional hospitals
  • complete academic program and EBM delivered by videoconference
  • enhanced emergency room skills-development
  • opportunity to train in remote area in PGY2 year
  • experienced rural family physician teachers who are skilled at in-patient care while providing obstetrical and/or emergency and/or anaesthesia care to their communities
  • curriculum options available to increase time spent in your community and reduce commuting/travel
  • build the skills and clinical courage necessary to pursue a successful career in rural medicine

 

Typical Rural Training at McMaster (with some local variations in rotation organization)

  • PGY1:  8 weeks each of Internal Medicine/Hospitalist, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics inpatient and outpatient, Emergency Medicine
    • 20 weeks Rural Family Medicine (broad scope exposure in-, out-patient and community rural family medicine)
  • PGY2: 20 weeks of Rural Family Medicine (same practice as PGY1 year improves continuity and building independence across settings)
    • 4 weeks Care of the Elderly, 4 weeks Family Medicine Selective (selected from each of the FM-Rural subspecialty areas)
    • 8 week Internal Med/Surgery (selective), 8 weeks elective, 8 week remote/rural rotation

Across both years: longitudinal exposure to Rural Family Medicine and Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences (MHBS)

 

Contact Information

 

Dr. Wade Mictchell
Rural Stream Director
mwade@mcmaster.ca

Owen Sound

Academic hub in Collingwood (ROMP office - 459 Hume Street, Collingwood ON)

Site Lead: Dr. Cam Tweedie (c.tweedie@sympatico.ca)

Main Contact: Michelle Redman (learners@romponline.com)

 

Located on the southern shores of Georgian Bay

  • Preceptors: 23
  • Residents: 4
  • FHT: Yes
  • 160 bed hospital with catchment area of 160,000
  • 700 births per year and 36,000 ER visits per year

 

Collingwood

Academic hub in Collingwood (ROMP office - 459 Hume Street, Collingwood ON)

Site Lead: TBA

Main Contact: Michelle Redman (learners@romponline.com)

 

Located on the shores of Georgian Bay in one of Ontario’s premier tourist areas

  • Preceptors: 35 (family and GP anaesthesia)
  • Residents:  5
  • 72 bed hospital with catchment area of 45,000
  • 325 births per year and 30,000 ER visits per year

 

Grimsby

Academic hub at Niagara Regional Campus (Niagara McMaster Family Health Centre, 142 Queenston Street, St. Catharines ON)

Site Lead: Dr. Matthew Mohlghemut (mwohlgemut@hotmail.com)

Main Contact: Laura Cousineau (cousinea@mcmaster.ca)


Located between the magnificent Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario

  • Preceptors: 39 (family and GP anaesthesia)
  • Residents: 4
  • Our Grimsby Rural Stream residents are in: http://www.smithvillefht.ca/
  • Smithville FHT (patients admitted/ER is in Grimsby) & the Donaghy/Samuels practice     
  • 60 bed hospital with catchment area of 50,000
  • 39 family physicians, GP anaesthesia
  • 650 births per year and 25,000 ER visits per year

 

Fergus

Academic hub at Waterloo Regional Campus (Centre for Family Medicine, 10B Victoria Street South, Kitchener ON)

Site Lead: Dr. Mark Easterbrook (markdeaster@gmail.com)

Main contact: Heidi Hallman (Heidi.hallman@family-medicine.ca)

 

Located on the fantastic Grand River and near picturesque Elora

  • Preceptors: 21 (family and GP anaesthesia)
  • Residents: 4
  • FHT: Yes
  • 55 bed hospital with catchment area of 35,000
  • 350 births per year and 25,000 ER visits per year

 

Mount Forest

Academic hub at Waterloo Regional Campus (Centre for Family Medicine, 10B Victoria Street South, Kitchener ON)

Site Lead: Dr. Chris Rowley (crowley@me.com)

Main contact: Heidi Hallman (Heidi.hallman@family-medicine.ca)

 

Located on the beautiful Saugeen River in Ontario’s ‘snow belt’

  • Preceptors: 5 (family and GP anaesthesia)
  • Residents: 4
  • FHT: Yes
  • 28 bed hospital with catchment area of 15,000
  • 80 births per year and 12,000 ER visits per year

 

Simcoe

Academic hub at the Brantford General Hospital (Education Suite, D-Wing, 200 Terrace Hill Street, Brantford ON)

Site Lead: Dr. Bill Thorogood (epidural_man@hotmail.com)

Main contact: Natalie Graham (natalie.graham@bchsys@org)

 

Located on Ontario’s southern ‘gold’ coast

  • Preceptors: 24 (family and GP anaesthesia)
  • Residents: 2
  • FHT: Yes
  • 106 bed hospital with catchment area of 60,000
  • 350 births per year and 30,000 ER visits per year

 

For the Rural addendum, click here.

 

For more, check out the Rural site brochure.