The first four months of training (Medical Foundation One) will take place for all students
at the Hamilton campus, providing students with the opportunity to get to know their entire
class. The curriculum is identical at all three campuses and McMaster takes full advantage
of videoconferencing technology to ensure parallel experiences at each campus.
McMaster’s Hamilton campus, which is restricted to pedestrian traffic, is adjacent to the
Royal Botanical Gardens at the western end of Lake Ontario. The campus is minutes from
downtown Hamilton and the activities that a major city has to offer.
Clinical placements are conducted in local hospitals and outpatient clinics as well
as community physician’s offices in the surrounding areas including Guelph, Oakville,
Burlington, Brantford, Dundas, Ancaster, Stoney Creek, Newmarket and Mississauga.