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Burlington Clinical Education Campus

The Halton site offers the opportunity to learn comprehensive family medicine in a suburban setting with preceptors who work in diverse settings that may include office-based and hospital care. Each resident is in a close, one-to-one relationship with a primary preceptor over the two years of residency.

Our preceptors are located either in the Halton McMaster Family Health Centre or within community teaching practices in Burlington, Oakville, Milton or Georgetown. Many of our practices are within Family Health Teams, and all of our residents have the opportunity to work with hospital-based teams during their residency at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington or Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

A key feature of our site is the focus on comprehensive family medicine in differing settings, like inpatient care, emergency shifts, coroner work, long-term care, obstetrics and surgical assist, which help train residents to be a resource to their future communities. All of our preceptors provide comprehensive, community-based care, which allows for an interesting mix of hospitalist and office-based medicine within the core family medicine experience. Clinical preceptor special interests include obstetrics, women’s health, mental health, chronic disease management, palliative care, long-term care, procedural skills, medical leadership, medical education, LGBTQ2S+ health and quality improvement.

Residents attend academic sessions locally, at the Halton McMaster Family Health Centre location in Burlington.

Key info

CaRMS Position

CMG CaRMS Positions: 7

IMG CaRMS Positions: 1

Academic hub

Joseph Brant Hospital
1221 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, ON, L7S 1A7

Practice info

Preceptors: 15

Each teaching practice cares for approximately 1,500 to 2,000 patients

Joseph Brant Hospital sees approximately 5,300 births per year


Susan Borden


Assistant Clinical Professor

Halton Site Director

Zachary Baker

Senior Education Program Associate