Public Health & Preventive Medicine


The community medicine residents at McMaster are able to access a diverse range of sites for clinical and field placements during their training, including:

All residents have full access to McMaster's libraries as well as the library resources available through the Public Health Research Education & Development Program. As well, the programs at McMaster and Toronto maintain a close working relationship and residents are able to access rotation sites through the Toronto programme as they are available.

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Residents spend one half-day per week participating in the program’s Academic Half Days, which consists of lectures, a journal club, field trips and work-in-progress sessions. For those pursuing Family Medicine certification, during the PGY-2 and 3 years, the residents attend the Family Medicine Academic Half-Days in lieu of the Community Medicine Half-Days. Also available to residents are the Department of Clinical Epidemiology’s Special Events and similar programs within the Faculty of Health Sciences which are relevant to future Community Medicine Specialists.