Undergraduate MD Program Details: North York General Hospital

NYGH Family Medicine Community-Based Teaching Site

Type of Practice

Community office — each student will be supervised by two preceptors.

Students will spend at least one half day with the hospital program director (this will take place either in the community or in the Family Medicine Teaching Unit at the Hospital).

Location of Practice

The offices are located within the vicinity of both North York General Hospital and the sister site, Branson Hospital. All locations are TTC accessible.

Special Features of Site

Considerable hands-on opportunities exist in a community office setting. These include the mandatory selectives listed below.

Video cameras are used in some of the community offices and in the Family Medicine Teaching Unit. Students and patients are aware of when video supervision is being used.

Mandatory Experience

The clinical experiences are mandatory: Breast Diagnostic Centre, Diabetes Education Program, The Mother and Baby Follow-up Clinic and palliative care home visits. These additional opportunities provide students with the opportunity to see the diversity within family medicine, and increase exposure to common clinical issues.

Clerkship Electives/Selectives

There are many other electives students can choose from, the list of which is provided on the first day of the rotation. Examples include but are not limited to: surgical assisting, sports medicine and homeless shelter experience.

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