Health professionals at the Niagara North Family Health Team teach students in medicine, nursing, social work and nutrition. We are proud to be associated with McMaster, Brock and Wilfrid Laurier Universities, as well as the Nursing program at Niagara College.
Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University — Niagara Regional Campus
Family Health Team physicians teach medical students from McMaster’s Niagara Regional Campus as well as the Hamilton Campus.
We teach in the pre-clerkship curriculum as well as take clinical clerks into our offices.
Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University — Niagara Residency Program
We also teach family medicine residents through the Niagara Residency Program.
The program emphasizes community preceptor-based comprehensive training in Family Medicine within the Niagara Peninsula. Residents at the Niagara site do their rotations with family practices in various communities including: St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland, Grimsby, Beamsville, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Port Colborne. Most of the practices are within 60 minutes of Hamilton and encompass a variety of styles of community practice, from small town to a larger city and incorporating a range of hospital and community resources.
There are three Niagara-based hospital systems available for education: the Niagara Health System, the Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre, and the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. Many of the rotations, such as Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology are done in a horizontal fashion, integrated with the Family Medicine experience. Niagara residents attend their Behavioural Science tutorials at the McMaster Niagara Family Health Centre. The academic half day program is videoconferenced from the McMaster Niagara Family Health Centre on Wednesday mornings.
Special interests of the Niagara faculty include:
- In-Hospital & Emergency Work
- Palliative Care
- Sports Medicine
- Women’s Health
- Disadvantaged Populations