McMaster University - Family Medicine - Rural Mount Forest
Mount Forest is our smallest teaching site and most ‘rural’. Located on the beautiful Saugeen River and just south of the Bruce Peninsula, Mount Forest is a small town of 5,000 people. The hospital and clinic serve not only the residents of Mount Forest and its surrounding area but also the nearby Mennonite community. This feature allows physicians and the health care team the opportunity to practice thoughtful clinical medicine, since most Mennonite patients are non-OHIP.
Louise Marshall Hospital consists of a small ER, 15 hospital beds and two OB rooms. Visiting specialties include general surgery, obstetrics & gynecology, ENT and gastroenterology. With Fergus and Guelph being a short drive away, additional medical resources and support for patients are also available if needed.
In Mount Forest, there are seven family physicians who are incredibly supportive of one another and their medical learners. You have one main preceptor, but there are six others willing to pull you into a room to perform a procedure or observe a unique finding! Both preceptors in Mount Forest are excellent and continuously make learning a priority.
- Preceptors: 5
- CMG CaRMS Positions: 2
- 15 bed hospital with catchment area of 15,000
- 80 births per year and 12,000 ER visits per year
Site Director — Wade Mitchell
Residents are expected to live in Mount Forest during their family medicine rotations (2-4 months at a time).