Our MD Program offers various learning and teaching alternatives in a multitude of settings, including classrooms, clinics and the University of Ottawa’s Skills and Simulation Centre. We are affiliated with world-class medical and research teaching facilities, along with numerous community hospitals and clinics.
At the Faculty of Medicine, students are exposed to rich experiences which enhance their learning and increase their knowledge in medical education. Direct contact with patients begins in the first year and increases as students progress through the four-year program. Patient contact is further gained in hospital, community, rural and international settings starting in the third year, when clerkship begins. Students learn during clinical rotations in each of the major departments: Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Radiology, Family Medicine, and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
Rounding out the clerkship component of the program are the electives and mandatory selectives that allow students to pursue clinical studies in their specific areas of interest.