Port Perry

This community is part of the Integrated Communities Stream.

Quick Facts

  • Location: On the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Mississauga and Wendake-Nionwentsïo peoples
  • Population: 9,500
  • Access: 30 minute drive to Oshawa; 1 hour 15 minute drive to Toronto
  • Nearest Tertiary Centre: Toronto

Program + Community Highlights

Hospital Teaching Sites:

PGY-1: Toronto East Health Network - Michael Garron Hospital

PGY-2: Lakeridge Health: Port Perry Hospital

Number of Residents (for all 4 mid-Ontario Communities): 

CMG: 8

IMG: 0

Elective time: 

PGY-1: 1 block

PGY-2: 4 blocks

Recreation: Several annual festivals including the Mississauga First Nation Pow Wow. Local summer Theatre and Art gallery. Nearby trail systems, golf course, parks and marina.

Cultural Notes: Predominantly Caucasian population. Local Indigenous populations.

Cost of Living: The cost of living in Port Perry is lower than in Toronto but is still 3% higher than the national average. Rent and housing costs are particularly more expensive relative to the national average.


Type of curriculum: Horizontal. PGY-1 in Toronto, PGY-2 in mid-Ontario community.

Curricular Outline:

  • PGY-1: 5 blocks of Family Medicine. Rotations of one block each in Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Ob/Gyne, Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. Half block rotations in Geriatrics and Palliative Care.
  • PGY-2: six blocks Family Medicine. Opportunities for horizontal experiences in Low-risk Obstetrics, Long Term Care, Hospitalist, Geriatrics, MSK, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Surgery and Anesthesia.

Unique features: Practice Management curriculum, Teaching Residents to Teach, residents maintain their own mini-practice, very few other learners so ability to work with very friendly and keen staff & preceptors

Research: Requirement to complete academic project. Formal Quality Improvement (QI) curriculum.


For contact details please see the Integrated Communities Stream webpage.