McMaster University - Public Health and Preventive Medicine including Family Medicine - Hamilton
This academic and community-based program is built on the principles of population health, all levels of disease prevention, health promotion and protection. It prepares physicians to function flexibly and effectively in leadership roles in a wide variety of community health and academic/research settings.
Our challenging and exciting training path integrates the three major components of the program — Public Health field rotations, clinical training in Family Medicine, and academic coursework — throughout the five years.
The McMaster Public Health & Preventive Medicine program has forged training partnerships with public health services in Hamilton, Waterloo, and Niagara, as well as with Public Health Ontario. Residents also have the opportunity to complete rotations in governmental health agencies and other organizations in the province. These placements offer a wide variety of experiences at different levels of government and in different sized communities, all with unique population health issues. Our residents have followed varied and challenging paths to reach their career objectives.
Residents will also be matched to one of three Hamilton-based Family Medicine training sites as well as apply to a graduate program relevant to PHPM, such as the Master of Public Health or Health Research Methodology program at McMaster, and must meet the requirements of the program.