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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

Academic Hub

David Braley Health Sciences Centre
100 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON, L8P 1H6


Over 40,000 patients

Resident Perspective

“Hamilton is a lovely place to live and work – from the beautiful parks to the abundance of coffee shops, restaurants, concert venues and more! The Chedoke Radial Trail and Gage Park are great spaces to clear your head after a long, tough day at work. The Hamilton Site provides a safe, supportive and rich environment to work, whether that’s in one of the family medicine clinics across the city or in one of the close-by hospitals. All are only a quick drive, bus or bike away! You have the opportunity to collaborate with so many other specialties and you can complete an elective in just about anything. As one of many residents on a service at a given time, it can be challenging to ensure you are receiving enough exposure to some clinical cases, however, you can make your learning a priority with initiative and proper goal setting. Many of the preceptors are Mac grads from right here in Hamilton which speaks for itself on why the Hamilton Site is a great place for residency.”

– Ryan McAnuff


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Hamilton Site

General inquiries

Judy MacKinnon

Assistant Clinical Professor

Hamilton Site Director

Mallory Miller

Senior Education Program Associate

Lora Baliva

Senior Education Program Associate
David Braley Health Sciences Centre


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.