The first of your five Medical Foundations, which takes four months to complete, takes place in Hamilton. This provides you with the opportunity to get to know your class. The remainder of your program takes place in the Waterloo-Wellington area. The curriculum is identical to that delivered in Hamilton and takes full advantage of videoconferencing technology to ensure parallel experiences at each of our campuses.
Academic components of the program are centralized at the Waterloo Regional campus. The campus is located in downtown Kitchener within the new University of Waterloo Health Sciences Campus. This new campus includes the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine Waterloo Regional campus, the new University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy, and a primary care teaching clinic which will integrate clinical care and teaching in medicine, pharmacy, optometry and social work.
This progressive, innovative new campus has been built with the direct intent of providing a milieu of professionals working collaboratively. Clinical placements may be conducted within physicians offices or within local hospitals (Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Groves Community Memorial Hospital in Fergus, Guelph General Hospital, Homewood Health Centre in Guelph, Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener, Louise Marshall Hospital in Mount Forest, and North Wellington Hospital in Palmerston).