Undergraduate MD Program Details: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

SHSC Family Practice Unit

Type of Practice

Hospital-based and community-based.

Location of Practice

The Family Practice Teaching Unit is located inside the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, at 2075 Bayview Ave.  There are also three community practices - one located in the Bayview-Eglinton area, one located in the Don Mills and Eglinton area, and one located at Bathurst and Wilson.

Special Features of Site

Our family practice teaching unit is an academic facility, and it is therefore set up for teaching. We have video cameras in each of the clinical teaching rooms.

We have a full academic Family Health Team and the students have access to clinical learning experiences from a wide range of allied health professions.

Mandatory Experience

Students go to St. John’s Rehabilitation Centre for one day during the rotation where they are exposed to a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals.  They also join the physicians on the Palliative Care Unit at Sunnybrook for one half day per rotation.

The students will have formal clinical teaching sessions with the nurse and dietitian and will also participate in a session with the diabetes education team.

When available, the student will also spend one-half day in our procedures clinic, one half day doing home visits and one half day in our IMPACT (Complex Chronic Care) Clinic. There is also opportunity to spend a half day with our social worker if interested.

Clerkship Electives/Selectives

Students interested in obstetrics can request to spend time with one of our family practice OB specialists.