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Program Overview

The Family Medicine Residents of the Canadian Shield (RoCS) Timmins program is a unique longitudinal two-year residency in Family Medicine. Educational programming is administered through the East Campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine located in Sudbury, Ontario. Residents will be associated with a preceptor and have a practice and patients that they follow throughout the year with the intent of emulating a real Family Practice experience.  Training in other disciplines ie medicine and surgery occurs longitudinally throughout the 2 year program in recurrent week long experiences rather than discreet month long time blocks. Traditional Blocks will continue in Rural medicine (8 weeks), Pediatrics (4 weeks) and Elective Time (4 weeks) as in the other sites in the program.  The resident will cultivate their own small family practice and have exposure to Family Physicians who provide Obstetrics, Anaesthesia, Geriatrics, Hospitalist Medicine and Emergency Medicine. 

Residents are provided with community-based family medicine rotations in a variety of culturally diverse communities at learning sites throughout northern Ontario preparing them for eventual practice in any community setting, but especially for those in Northern Ontario including rural and remote areas.  Program preceptors are leaders of the medical community and well respected by their patients and colleagues. Clinical learning occurs in the community with residents assigned to individual teaching physicians in Family Medicine or a specialty as well as valuable teaching experience with exposure to Year 3 Medical Students.   

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Contact Information

Dr. Stacy Desilets
Program Director, Family Medicine

Dr. Paul Miron
Site Director, Family Medicine Timmins

Marie Parkkari
Coordinator, Postgraduate Education
West Campus, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Thunder Bay ON P7B 5E1
Tel:  (807) 766-7310
Fax:  (807) 766-7483
Email:  marie.parkkari@nosm.ca


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