Welcome to McMaster University
McMaster’s dedication to discovery, research, teaching and excellence attracts scholars from around the globe. They come to McMaster to join more than 2500 faculty colleagues in interdisciplinary and leading-edge research.
McMaster University is the fifth largest employer in the Greater Hamilton area, with more than 7,500 employees (May 2008).
The following pages have information directed specifically to current and future member of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Those interested in pursuing opportunities within the Faculties of Business, Humanities, Engineering, Science and/or Social Science should refer to Faculty Relations pages maintained by the Office of the Provost.
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Welcome to the Faculty of Health Sciences
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Having achieved international recognition for research and for its distinct student-centered approach to learning, McMaster is one of four Canadian universities ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. The Faculty of Health Sciences is a major contributor in maintaining that position and is committed to moving forward with discoveries that will improve medical knowledge and treatments for the people of Hamilton, Canada and beyond.
The Faculty of Health Sciences is a vital, engaged and vibrant centre for human understanding and advancement.
Our Faculty is unique in Canada as a faculty that trains physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, physician assistants and midwives to work together as part of effective health care teams to provide the finest patient care.
Our Faculty thrives on a team approach to health care that goes beyond the tenet of various professionals interfacing with the patient and family. Our approach includes a broad spectrum of staff, faculty, students, alumni and community supporters, and our clinical partners and is a true partnership between the community and the University.
Message from the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences
Schools and Departments within the Faculty of Health Sciences
Academic Postings in the Faculty of Health Sciences
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Main Campus - Hamilton
The main campus of McMaster University is located in Hamilton, Ontario, on a 300-acre property that is sheltered by the Niagara Escarpment and bordered by conservation land and the Royal Botanical Gardens. Situated at the head of Lake Ontario, Hamilton is the third largest city in the province, and the region is one of the fastest growing in Canada.
Within minutes of award winning wineries and surrounded by lush farmland, Hamilton offers its residents a country lifestyle with all the benefits of a booming city. Affordable housing, together with access to world class athletic facilities, beautiful hiking and cycling trails, outstanding restaurants, and local theater make Hamilton one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Hamilton is also within an hour’s drive of Toronto and is the same distance to the U.S. border (Buffalo, New York).
Hamilton boasts world-class conservation areas, cycling routes and the largest number of water falls of any city in North America. Hamilton's size is ideal for anyone looking for the advantages and conveniences of a big city along with the pace and lifestyle of a small town.
Things to do in Hamilton
City of Hamilton
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In addition to the Hamilton Campus, the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine also operates at two regional campuses.
The Waterloo Regional Campus is located in the new University of Waterloo Health Sciences Campus in downtown Kitchener Ontario within the new University of Waterloo Health Sciences Campus.
The Niagara Regional Campus has been designed for students who wish to learn and to experience medicine in one of the loveliest parts of Canada. Academic components of the program take place at the Niagara Regional Campus located in St. Catharines Ontario within the new Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex. The hospital experience, including clinical skills teaching and clinical rotations occur in one of the seven hospitals in the Niagara region with teaching being done by our highly skilled and motivated group of local physicians. All the hospitals sit within a 30 minute drive of St. Catharines. The curriculum delivered at the Niagara Regional Campus is equivalent at all three of McMaster's Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine campuses with the benefit of smaller class sizes in Niagara leading to a more personalized learning experience.
Other Teaching Sites
In addition to the three campuses, the School of Medicine provides clinical education opportunities over a large geographic area. For information on these opportunities, please visit the McMaster Community & Rural Education Program (Mac CARE) site