Dr. Sarah Kinzie
Canadian Medical Graduates
The Grand Erie Six Nations (GE6N) site is the most recent addition to the McMaster Family Medicine Residency Program. We have been a teaching site for many years with learners coming from both the Hamilton and Waterloo campuses, prior to the Residency Program. The GE6N program emphasizes community and preceptor based training in family medicine. The curriculum follows the traditional block rotation format.
Core Family Medicine clinical teaching sites are located in Brantford, Delhi, Paris and Six Nations with options to go to Simcoe. Residents indicate their location preference via an internal match following the CaRMS match. The internal match is designed to assist in matching residents with supervisors that share the same interest.
Six Nations of the Grand River & Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations are located near Brantford and are serviced by local family physicians and the Brant Community Healthcare System which allows learners to interact with Indigenous populations throughout their clinical rotations.
A two-year longitudinal curriculum on Indigenous Health is delivered by local faculty and community members. Sessions are incorporated into core elements of the residency program and supplemented with site visits to local Indigenous communities.
Unique elective opportunity in palliative care incorporating hospital, hospice and home visits with a team of family physicians who have a special interest in palliative medicine.
Simulation lab monthly sessions led by local Emergency physicians.
Point-of-Care Ultrasound course available for all GE6N residents to complete at a reduced resident rate.
1:1 preceptor to resident ratio in a community-based learning environment.
Current – retroactive to July 1st, 2020
Effective July 1st, 2021
Effective July 1st, 2022
7 working days/year
Additional time off provided for writing any CND or US certification exam, leave includes the exam date and reasonable travel time to and from the exam site. Additional RCPSC & CFPC Certification Examination
Frequency of Calls
1 in 4 In-hospital, 1 in 3 home
35 weeks, 37 weeks if resident did not take pregnancy leave
Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) Plan
Top-up to 84% 27 weeks for women who take pregnancy and parental leave; 12 weeks for parents on stand-alone parental leave.
Provincial Health Insurance
Extended Health Insurance
Provincial Dues (% of salary)
85% paid for eligible expenses
CMPA Dues Paid
Under current arrangements, residents are rebated by Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for dues in excess of $300.
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Yes – 70% of salary, non-taxable.
Statutory and Floating Holidays
2 weeks leave with full pay and benefits;
10 stat days plus 1 personal floater.
Residents are entitled to at least 5 consecutive days off over the Christmas or New Year period, which accounts for 3 statutory holidays (Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day), and 2 weekend days.
Yes, 2x salary
Salary and Benefit Continuance
A resident that can’t work due to illness or injury will have salary and benefits maintained for 6 months or until end of appointment (whichever occurs first)
$127.60 in-hospital; $63.80 home call or qualifying shift on shift-based services.
$140.36 in-hospital; $70.18 home call or qualifying shift on shift-based services.
Updated July 16, 2021