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Hamilton site overview

The Hamilton site consists of three separate teaching units: McMaster Family Practice, Stonechurch Family Health Centre, and Community-based Residency Teaching. Residents request their unit of preference via an internal match following a successful CaRMS match.

McMaster Family Practice (MFP) and Stonechurch Family Health Centre (SFHC) are large academic units with a depth of resources. Residents in these settings will experience multidisciplinary team-based care, dedicated supervision, and formal teaching sessions on site. Both units use our unique electronic medical record system, OSCAR, which is an open source web-based electronic patient record system for delivery of evidence-based resources at point of care.

The Community-Based Residency Teaching (CBRT) Unit will appeal to those who prefer a community practice, and a one-to-one preceptor model. CBRT practices are located in and around the Hamilton region (30 minute driving radius).

All Hamilton residents, regardless of teaching unit, come together weekly for InQuiry, Academic Half Day (AHD) and Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences (MHBS) at the David Braley Health Sciences Centre (DBHSC).

Program highlights

  • Diverse patient population from all walks of life
  • Dynamic faculty members with interests including HIV, global health, care of the elderly, shelter health, obstetrics and women’s health, art in medicine, information technology, palliative care, procedural skills, medical education
  • Maternity Centre of Hamilton: A unique teaching site providing FM-centered obstetrical care
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine rotation
  • Established McMaster tradition of adult education and innovation
  • Family Health Team model of care in academic and community teaching practices
  • Inter-professional team-based care and education
  • Clinical teaching opportunities with undergraduate medical students

Key info

CaRMS Positions

CMG CaRMS Positions: 31

IMG CaRMS Positions: 8


100 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON, L8P 1H6


Over 40,000 patients


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Hamilton Site

General inquiries

Judy MacKinnon

Assistant Clinical Professor

Hamilton Site Director

Karen Arango Osorio

Senior Education Associate

Mallory Miller

Education Associate



Maternity Centre of Hamilton (MCH) Learn More

A clinic providing comprehensive care at any stage of pregnancy up to six weeks after birth, serving nearly 700 people and their families each year.


McMaster Family Practice (MFP) Learn More

A team of over 90 health-care professionals providing training to new family doctors and other health professionals with over 20,000 patients.


Stonechurch Family Health Centre (SFHC) Learn More

A teaching clinic that provides training to new family doctors and other health professionals while serving 19,000 patients.