Dr. Russell Dawe
Stream Lead: Dr. Sonny Collis
The Eastern Stream offers the opportunity for residents to complete the majority of the residency program in the Eastern region of Newfoundland and Labrador. Encompassing both urban and rural sites the program allows a broad range of experiences that lead to a competent family physician prepared to practice in any practice environment.
In first year, residents complete the majority of their clinical experiences in St. John’s. All Obstetrics & Gynecology and Surgery clinical experiences and some Internal Medicine clinical experiences are completed in rural sites across NL and/or in New Brunswick. Residents complete integrated Family Medicine and Care of Elderly training over the course of the first year (spread over 6 months). All other first year clinical experiences are of 1-3 months in duration.
In second year, residents complete rural Family Medicine clinical experiences throughout the Eastern Stream or in New Brunswick. The duration of the rural clinical experience varies by site and ranges from four months to a full year. The full year longitudinal opportunities are offered in the Burin, Clarenville and Conception Bay North regions of NL. Urban family medicine clinical experiences are completed in and around St. John’s. Pediatric, palliative care, and orthopedic clinical experiences are completed either in St. John’s or in rural locations across NL and/or in New Brunswick.
The goal of the Eastern Stream is to facilitate a diverse learning environment that will prepare the resident to be a confident and competent physician who is able to manage a variety of clinical situations in a wide range of practice environments.
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. Check out our website!
There are many reasons to come to Memorial for Family Medicine training! To name a few: