The annual McMaster Waterloo-Wellington Clinical Research and Quality Improvement Symposium is held at McMaster's Waterloo Regional Campus in Kitchener.
Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, Waterloo Regional Campus
Health Science Campus (IHB/HSC-McMaster)
10B Victoria Street South, Kitchener, ON, Canada N2G 1C5
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About McMaster's Waterloo Regional Campus
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History and Campus
- Waterloo Regional Campus (WRC) of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine opened in 2007 with 15 undergraduate students in its first year.
- WRC is part of the Downtown Kitchener Health Science Campus of the University of Waterloo.
- WRC shares its building with The Centre for Family Medicine, a teaching clinic for the medical school.
- First postgraduate residents admitted in 2005.
- First undergraduate MD class graduated in 2010.
- More than 350 local physcians serve as part-time faculty members at WRC.
- Clinical placements take place throghout the region.
- Cambridge Memorial Hospital
- Grand River Hospital
- Groves Memorial Hospital
- Homewood Health Centre
- Louise Marshall Hospital Mount Forest
- North Wellington Health Care
- Palmerston District Hospital
- St. Joseph's Health Centre Guelph
- St. Mary's General Hospital
Students and Programs
- WRC has an annual intake of 28 undergraduate MD students
- WRC has an annual intake of 22 postgraduate residents.
- Eighty-four medical students and 42 medical residents are being trained by McMaster in Waterloo during 2013-2014.
- Undergraduate MD is a three year program.
- Postgraduate residency ranges from two - five years in duration.
- Program uses the McMaster developed small group, Problem-based Learning educational model.
- Program specialties are: anesthesia, emergency medicine, family medicine, general surgery, internal medicine, obsetrics and gynecology, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics and psychiatry.
- Current undergraduate and postgraduate students are involved in more than 400 rotations per year.