Dr. Russell Dawe
Stream Lead: Dr. Lynette Powell
The Central Stream will provide excellent training experiences in Rural Family Medicine. In this stream, the majority of training will occur in rural sites in Central Newfoundland and Labrador. Residents will be assigned a home community where they will spend the majority of their second year and a portion of their first year. Experiences such as rural emergency, family medicine obstetrics, inpatient and long-term care are available. Residents also have the opportunity for customized electives within the stream in various specialty services.
The Central training sites include Gander, Grand Falls-Windsor, Botwood, and Twillingate.
The residency training program in Family Medicine at Memorial is an accredited residency training program through the College of Family Physicians of Canada. It leads to eligibility to sit the certification exam of the CFPC. This program uses the unique medical, geographic and cultural characteristics of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick and Nunavut to train family physicians for rural/remote practice.
There are many reasons to come to Memorial for Family Medicine training! To name a few: