If you are a medical/nursing student looking for:
  • 'hands-on' learning opportunity
  • one-on-one teaching with clinician/preceptor
  • fewer students per patient and per teacher
  • patient continuity of care and follow up
  • ability to 'do more'
  • intellectually supportive learning environment

Wellington Healthcare Alliance is “the” place for you to learn!

Students and residents overwhelmingly report that they received broader and better clinical and academic learning opportunities at Wellington Healthcare vs. an urban clinical setting. Wellington Healthcare offers learning opportunities for medical students/residents and nursing students at all three hospital sites including Groves Memorial Community Hospital (Fergus), Louise Marshall Hospital (Mount Forest) and Palmerston and District Hospital (Palmerston).

Medical Students:
Wellington Healthcare Alliance works with the following institutions to place medical students (to find out more information please click on the below links):

Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP)

McMaster University

Southwestern Medical Education Network (SWOMEN)

Resident Placements:
Canadian Residence Matching Service (CaRms)

Nursing Placements


Clinical Placements – Clinical placements for Nursing and Allied Health students are available at all three Wellington Health Care Alliance hospitals. Please have the educational coordinator from your Educational Institution contact us today for available placements.  Contact or call 519-843-5331 ext. 2547


New Graduate Guarantee Program - The Wellington Health Care Alliance hospitals actively participate in the Health Force Ontario, Nursing Graduate Guarantee program. For more information on this program please visit