Weeneebayko General Hospital (Moose Factory, Ontario)
A unique rural elective is offered to third and fourth year medical students in the Department of Family Medicine at the Weeneebayko General Hospital. Students are matched to one of ten family physicians on staff at this fully accredited 58 bed teaching hospital servicing the 10,000 predominantly Cree residents living in the six communities along the western shore of James and Hudson Bays. Travel to and from Kingston and accommodation is provided.
The objectives of this elective are:
- To develop understanding of cross-cultural issues in determinants of health.
- To learn about aboriginal perceptions and priorities of health and about the aboriginal community.
- To develop cross-cultural communication skills.
- To learn about the impact of political, social and economic factors on health status.
- To experience patient care in a remote primary care setting with limited on-site specialty back up.
If you are a visiting student please contact the Undergraduate Office at Queen's University.
Public Health and Preventive Medicine Electives
Public Health and Preventive Medicine is a dynamic field of medicine that directly affects the public’s health on both a local and global scale. It is a specialty focusing on disease prevention that has led to worldwide health improvements through an emphasis on health promotion and protection.
The Queen’s Public Health and Preventive Medicine program offers electives to visiting and Queen’s elective students at three local public health agencies: Hastings & Prince Edward Counties Health Unit; Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health; and Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. Electives should be a minimum of two weeks.
Co-ordinator: Dr. K. Moore
Contact: Kathleen Thompson Kathleen.Thompson@kflapublichealth.ca
Other Ontario Opportunities
We also encourage all students interested in Family Medicine electives to contact our provincial partners for opportunities in Family Medicine:
Eastern Regional Medical Educational Program
Rural Ontario Medical Program
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Southeastern Ontario Medical Education Network