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Sault Ste. Marie Stream


Sault Ste. Marie Site Director: Dr. Kris Opryszczko
Assistant Site Director: Dr. Sarah White

Sault Ste. Marie offers Family Medicine placements within the largest Multidisciplinary Medical Group in Ontario, as well as placements in a private Family Medicine Clinic. Sault Ste. Marie hosts 8 NOSM clinical clerks for 8 months of the year and many elective learners, therefore there is ample opportunity for FM residents to teach junior learners and consolidate their learning.

The newly built Clinical Learning Centre at the Group Health Centre is a comfortable environment to share learning with other residents and students. Rotations are learner centred and not service based in Sault Ste. Marie.

Sault Area Hospital is a new hospital, which opened in 2012. We have specialty services in all areas with the exception of Cardiac Surgery and Neurosurgery. We will be offering angioplasty services starting in 2015. Our Surgery block is designed to be half general surgery, tailored to FM needs, and half elective surgical experiences of the resident’s choice.

The schedule is evolving towards a competency based model with 2 half days back per 4 week block, done with your primary preceptor. Algoma Residential Community Hospice (ARCH) is the community hospice and palliative care is a popular elective. There are few specialty residents and the FM resident has ample opportunity to be first call to most procedures.