The Family Medicine Clerkship is centered on learning office based primary care in a community practice. Through the lottery (second year) students will be assigned to either a rural community in South Eastern Ontario, or a community practice in Ottawa. The rural rotations are organized through our closest rural network, the Eastern Regional Medical Education Program (ERMEP), who takes care of all the details including lodging. As well two students from each block can choose to work with a different rural network in Ontario (ROMP or NOSM).
Week One: Everyone will be in Ottawa attending learning modules and doing allied care provider visits. You will not be expected to attend your clinic/office. Details on exact schedules will be available closer to the beginning of the rotation.
Weeks Two - Six: Everyone will spend all of this time with their assigned preceptor either in Ottawa (community) or in an ERMEP or rural site. The expectation is that the student would experience the full scope of their preceptor practice including hospital call, nursing home care, emergency room shifts, deliveries, etc.