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The Kitchener-Waterloo and Area (KW) site incorporates excellent learning opportunities in Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and Wellesley. Our site has a reputation for being innovative, progressive, and highly supportive. An internal match at this site is designed to assist in matching residents with supervisors that share their same interests.

All academic programs, including weekly rounds, are conducted live at the Integrated Health Sciences building in downtown Kitchener.

Our site has wide acclaim for many of its innovations. The Centre for Family Medicine’s memory clinic has international reputation for transforming primary care for patients and families suffering from dementia. Other national primary care innovations include the Mobility Clinic for persons with severe physical challenges, the Anti-coagulation Clinic, and the e-Health Centre of Excellence.

Our curriculum uses a partially integrated format to optimize learning for residents. Over 20 clinics have been built specifically to teach residents knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to becoming excellent family physicians in areas including obstetrics, children’s care, sports medicine, refugee health, women’s health, mental health, and many others. Family medicine rotations are conducted in family health team settings.

We have many enhanced skills and research opportunities for interested residents. Many graduates of the site program also come back to give current residents career advice. We are committed to assisting each individual resident in the program!

Kitchener-Waterloo Family Medicine Teaching Website

Key Stats

  • Preceptors: 33
  • CMG CaRMS Positions: 16
  • IMG CaRMS Positions: 1
  • Practice sites: Eight family health teams
  • Number of patients per practice (approximately): 800 to 2,000
  • Number of patients per Family Health Team (approximately): 20,000 to 100,000

Contacts

Dr. Marc Sawyer
Site Director

Heidi Hallman
Site Education Associate
heidi.hallman@family-medicine.ca
519-783-0024

Catherine Arruda
Education Associate
catherine.arruda@family-medicine.ca
519-783-0024

Larysa Soroka
Education Associate
larysa.soroka@family-medicine.ca
519-783-0024

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