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-three main preceptors.

A small number of preceptors are located in the hospital on the Family Medicine Teaching Unit.

Students will spend at least one-half day with the hospital program director (this will take place in the community).

Location of Practice

The offices are located in the catchment area of North York General Hospital, (roughly Eglinton to Steeles, Bathurst to Victoria Park). All locations are TTC accessible and many are close to the hospital.

Special Features of Site

We have a large roster of outstanding community preceptors providing comprehensive care. We aim to provide the most diverse clinical experience possible and will also try to match students with preceptors based on their career interests whenever possible. Out Family Medicine residents are involved in clerk teaching. Clerks are invited to attend our resident journal club.

We also have a variety of selectives, as well as mandatory clinical experiences outlined below.

Mandatory Experience

Students will spend one half day in each of Breast Diagnostic Centre, Diabetes Education Program,  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, breastfeeding clinic, and homeless shelter experience.