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The Hamilton site consists of three separate teaching units: McMaster Family Practice, Stonechurch Family Health Centre, and Community-based Residency Teaching.  Residents request their unit of preference via an internal match following a successful CaRMS match.

McMaster Family Practice (MFP) and Stonechurch Family Health Centre (SFHC) are large academic units with a depth of resources. Residents in these settings will experience multidisciplinary team-based care, dedicated supervision, and formal teaching sessions on site.  Both units use our unique electronic medical record system, OSCAR, which is an open source web-based electronic patient record system for delivery of evidence-based resources at point of care.

The Community-Based Residency Teaching (CBRT) Unit will appeal to those who prefer a community practice, and a one-to-one preceptor model. CBRT practices are located in and around the Hamilton region (30 minute driving radius).

Program Highlights

  • Diverse patient population from all walks of life
  • Dynamic faculty with interests including HIV, global health, care of the elderly, shelter health, obstetrics and women’s health, art in medicine, information technology, palliative care, procedural skills, medical education
  • Maternity Centre of Hamilton: A unique teaching site providing FM-centered obstetrical care
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine rotation
  • Established McMaster tradition of adult education and innovation
  • Family Health Team model of care in academic and community teaching practices
  • Inter-professional team based care and education
  • Clinical teaching opportunities with undergraduate medical students

CaRMS Positions

  • CMG CaRMS Positions: 31
  • IMG CaRMS Positions: 8


Dr. Amie Davis (interim)
Site Director

Karyn Bailey
Education Associate

McMaster University Department of Family MedicineMichael G. DeGroote School of Medicine