Student/Resident Feedback

Here is what our students and residents have to say about their Wellington Healthcare Alliance clinical experience:

"Want a change from the world of tertiary medicine and academic centres? A rural residency in Fergus is sure not to disappoint. If you enjoy integrated care involving office practice, emergency medicine, inpatient rounds, obstetrics, palliative care and minor procedures this is where the action is. However, be prepared to work hard, rural medicine is not for the faint of heart! You will not find a better group of doctors, nurses and support staff anywhere; all of this in the setting of the scenic Grand River and the historical, not to mention beautiful towns of Fergus and Elora.

Dr. William Sutherland PGY1 (Fergus/Elora)

"Mount Forest is the only McMaster training site which has no specialists on site, and I think this fact has really enhanced my training. All of the family doctors here do "full scope" Family Medicine: clinic, house calls, nursing home care, ER coverage, minor procedures, inpatient care, and obstetrics. We have a wonderful little hospital and a great clinic with caring and competent staff who are incredibly welcoming to learners and are always willing to teach. Our rural area offers many outdoor pursuits and lots of exposure to the unique Mennonite culture. Mount Forest is a wonderful place to experience Family Medicine in its fullest sense."

Dr. Nicole Shadbolt-PGY2 (Mount Forest)

"I just wanted to quickly thank you for a truly amazing week. You as well as the staff and communities were incredibly welcoming, warm and friendly. We felt at home in the spacious, central and well located accommodation. I have never really received such a warm reception like this before and we truly appreciated the hospitality. We really appreciated the canoe trip and the dinner. We really noticed that the staff went out of their way to show us all that a career in rural medicine has to offer."

Patrick Prendergast – UWO Medical Student
(Rural Discovery Week, Minto-Mapleton and Mount Forest)