McMaster University - Family Medicine - Rural Fergus
The McMaster Rural Stream program is run collaboratively with the Mcaster Department of Family Medicine, McMaster Community and Rural Education Program (MacCare) and the Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP). The program is designed to prepare residents for rural practice by providing a combination of core and elective postgraduate training to meet the individual needs of each resident with a recognition of varying patterns of practice in different rural family practice settings. Residency training is structured around core educational objectives with emphasis placed firmly on organized self-learning, with appropriate faculty assistance for guidance and supervision. Sites within the program are of varying size and local resources. This provides residents with the ability to choose a site and develop appropriate skills for the type of community for which they wish to provide care in the future.
Applicants are encouraged to consider the importance of obstetrical and emergency care provision in rural settings as they plan their rural residency and future careers. Inpatient care is a daily part of a rural medicine life and this will be reflected in your residency training. The Rural Stream Program will do everything possible to ensure excellent training for residents committed to comprehensive care provision.
The town of Fergus, with a population of 10,000, is a lovely community in which to live and learn rural medicine. Rural family physicians provide the bulk of the care to this community with support from local internists, general surgeons and obstetricians. The academic hub for this program is the Waterloo Regional Campus.
— Community website: Township of Centre Wellington —
- CMG CaRMS Positions: 2
- Preceptors: 21
- Regional population of over 34,500
- 55 bed hospital (Groves Memorial Hospital)
- 350 births per year and 26,000 ER visits per year
- Fergus is about 20-30 minutes north of Guelph
Site Director — Wade Mitchell