The Cambridge and North Dumfries Doctor Recruitment committee understands the importance of providing learning opportunities for medical students and residents within our community. We work with a variety of organizations to ensure that Cambridge is the first choice for learners selecting a placement location. The quality of our Preceptors is provincially recognized, with students reporting on the quality of their placements in Cambridge. The Cambridge Memorial Hospital has the strongest learner support of all hospitals in the region.
If you are interested in selecting Cambridge as your rural elective or for a specialty rotation, please contact our recruitment coordinator
In 2009 Cambridge Health Link, a clinic of the Two Rivers Family Health Team, accepted its first core residency placement.
In 2007, the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University introduced its first regional Campus in Waterloo Region. Fifteen students were admitted in the first year, 21 in 2008 and 28 in 2009. The Waterloo Regional Campus is located at the corner of King and Victoria Streets in downtown Kitchener within the new University of Waterloo Health Sciences Campus. This new campus will include the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine Waterloo Regional Campus, the new University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy and a primary care teaching clinic integrating clinical care, medical training and pharmacy.
The Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP) is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) and operates as a learner placement program for Ontario’s six medical universities (McMaster does its own placements). ROMP arranges core and elective rotations for medical trainees across South Central Ontario. Cambridge is actively involved with ROMP elective placements with many Cambridge preceptors (physician instructors) assisting with both undergrad and resident placements.
Since 2004, Cambridge has hosted Rural Medicine Week, accommodating eight to 10 first and second-year medical students. This program requires first and second year medical students to apply for limited practice opportunities in a community environment. In this one week placement, students experience a variety of activities which include medical, social and recreational experience:
HealthForceOntario is the province’s strategy to ensure that Ontarians have access to the right number and mix of qualified healthcare providers, now and in the future. The HealthForceOntario program has been established to assist in physician recruitment by:
Every year PAIRO offers an opportunity for underserviced communities to promote their community at the Health Professionals tour that goes to all seven Ontario Medical Schools