Dr. Sarah Kinzie
The McMaster Rural Stream program is run collaboratively with the McMaster Department of Family Medicine, McMaster Community and Rural Education Program (MacCare) and the Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP). The program is designed to prepare residents for rural practice by providing a combination of core and elective postgraduate training to meet the individual needs of each resident with a recognition of varying patterns of practice in different rural family practice settings. Residency training is structured around core educational objectives with emphasis placed firmly on organized self-learning, with appropriate faculty assistance for guidance and supervision. Sites within the program are of varying size and local resources. This provides residents with the ability to choose a site and develop appropriate skills for the type of community for which they wish to provide care in the future.
Applicants are encouraged to consider the importance of obstetrical and emergency care provision in rural settings as they plan their rural residency and future careers. Inpatient care is a daily part of a rural medicine life and this will be reflected in your residency training. The Rural Stream Program will do everything possible to ensure excellent training for residents committed to comprehensive care provision.