Timmins Site Director: Dr. Caelen Rody
Assistant Site Director: Dr. Gabrielle Lambert
Timmins is centrally located in Northeastern Ontario, which has allowed the City to become a regional centre. The City encompasses a territorial market of approximately 117,000 people including the Cochrane District, Chapleau, Kirkland Lake and the area up to the James Bay coastal areas. The patient population includes Francophone, Anglophone and First Nations people along with various ethnic representations from European descent, as a result of Timmins mining history.
Resources include the Timmins and District Hospital. This 159 bed facility offers a full range of Medical, Paediatric, Surgical (General Surgery, ENT, Urology, Ophthalmology, OB/Gyn, Orthopaedics), Critical Care, Long Term Care, Psychiatry and Mental Health services. Visiting specialties include Dermatology, Neurology, Rheumatology, EMG and Pacemaker Clinic. Other medical resources in the community include: rehab and allied health care professionals at the Porcupine Health Unit, the Northeast Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), Integrated Services for Northern Children, the Northern Rehab (NRCS), Misiway CHC, Cochrane Temiskaming Children’s Treatment Center, March of Dimes.
The Timmins site offers a blend of longitudinal and block experiences. In keeping with the Triple C curriculum and the spirit of family medicine, the domains of care and the objectives that are well attained in the primary care setting are set out to be experienced with family physicians. The residents will be paired with two physicians for each year of the program. This allows for a more broad coverage of various areas of interest, namely emergency medicine, women’s health, minor surgery, inpatient care, etc. Where possible, we aim to provide the majority of the learning with the main pair of preceptors. Certain things better experienced with specialist remain part of the curriculum in either mini rotations or traditional blocks (paediatrics, surgery, etc.).
Training in family medicine in Timmins offers a hands-on, rich experience that will suit your career direction, whether you want to practice in a rural or urban setting. All of our family medicine clinical faculty work in various settings and as a result, the learning experiences are endless. These include emergency room, anesthesia and airway training, minor surgery, hospitalist and inpatient care, acute stroke care team, women’s health and primary care obstetrics, surgical assisting and so on.