Please take note this is a FRANCOPHONE teaching site : French is mandatory
Located only 20 minutes from Montreal in the south-west area of Montérégie, the Jardins-Roussillon University Family Medicine Group (U-FMG) makes it possible to combine the practical aspect of urban living and the charm of wide-open spaces.
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• Spoken: French, English is an asset
• Charting: French
The Jardins-Roussillon Family Medicine Unit (FMU) is part of the U-FMG and is located near the Anna-Laberge Hospital in Châteauguay. This hospital is one of Quebec's most recent hospitals and was inaugurated in 1988 to respond to the growing needs of the population. It is now experiencing a strong increase in its activities, mainly oriented towards acute care and short-stay surgery. The FMU is part of the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Montérégie-Ouest (CISSS-MO). This Francophone teaching unit was approved by McGill University and opened its doors in 2009. The FMU receives approximately eight medical residents each year to complete their specialty. The capacity of the FMU is 12 residents, as well as three newly added externals. These doctors in training are guided and supervised by more than a dozen experienced family physician teachers. More than 80% of the curriculum is taught or supervised by physicians. Residents also have the opportunity to live a hospital experience where the family physician provides care from beginning to end. The absence of resident specialists allows for greater access to technical facilities and promotes a harmonious relationship with specialists who are able to understand the concerns and prerogatives of family medicine;
• Anna-Laberge Hospital is a regional hospital, a breast cancer screening and reference centre, a Level II trauma centre;
• A family approach to births, commonly known as "Baby-friendly";
• General practitioners are at the heart of treatment and follow up;
• A solid team of specialists;
• A more varied clientele;
• Equipped with one of the most advanced and complete computerized clinical charts in Quebec;
As part of the CISSS-MO, the Unit serves a population of over 200,000 people spread across an area of 1200km2, encompassing western Montérégie. This vast territory stretches from the U.S. border (Lacolle) in the far west (Huntingdon) via Laprairie in the east and Kahnawake Indian Reserve near Châteauguay. The population served is quite diverse both from a socio-economic and cultural point of view. In addition to the Indigenous presence, there are urban centers located near Montreal on the immediate South Shore, as well as rural and agricultural areas further south.
Numbers in the teaching unit:
• about 350 admissions/year
• about 9000 outpatient visits/year
• about 150 deliveries/year
Numbers in the affiliated hospital:
Hospital provides primary healthcare services and offers a full array of diagnostic services.
• about 11500 admissions/year (15600 including babies)
• about 72400 outpatient visits/year
• 226 beds (+21 overflow)
• 1930 deliveries/year
• ER visits: about 42400/year
Goals of the clerkship:
The objectives of our clerkship are to:
• Promote a model of patient-centred care;
• Develop a method for outpatient care;
• Perceive the patient as a member of a family and community;
• Promote continuous and comprehensive care;
• Encourage health promotion and disease prevention;
• Show the need to pursue one's training by oneself;
• Provide the opportunity to make an informed career choice.
Structure of the rotation: The days vary depending on the physicians' availability. Students will be exposed to different clinics (walk-in, newborn follow-up and vaccination, monitoring of patients in-office, on-call duty, hospitalization, etc.). They will also be required to make periodic examinations and support. In addition, they will participate in the "journal club" meetings and weekly teaching sessions.
The one-month clerkship in family medicine is essentially done at l’Hôpital Anna-Laberge. Students may also do some half-days at the FMU.
Equipped with comprehensive computerized patient files software (Hélios for the Hospital and Myle for the GMF-U), the Unit makes information technology its backbone. Students will be introduced to the real-life of a family doctor, as involved with each of their patients as in their community.
The course includes exposure, among others, to palliative care, emergencies, geriatrics, inpatient acute care and other circumstances deemed appropriate by the supervisor. Students in family medicine will find a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary training in an atmosphere of friendliness and respect.
• 16 residents (8 R1s and 8 R2s)
• Horizontal (residents maintain a family practice three half-days per week throughout the two-year program)
The Jardins-Roussillon Family Medicine Unit program is horizontalized. Residents of the FMU operate in an environment where family physicians, by their particular interests and expertise, contribute to show the different possible aspects which residents will face in their future practices. Doctors with different backgrounds pertaining to their involvement in the community they serve.
To learn more about the postgraduate curriculum, click here.
PARTICULARITY OF THIS TEACHING SITE
The limited number of residents promotes exchanges and the sharing of knowledge through more personalized teaching on the part of practitioners while enjoying a privileged contact with specialists.
230 Brisebois Boulevard (Room 302)
Jardins-Roussillon Family Medicine Unit
|Dr. Alice Nanhou
|Undergraduate Education Director
|Dr. Ka Ho Tong
|Postgraduate Education Director
|Dr. Meagan Lepitre (par interim):
|Administrative Coordinator of the Residency and Education Program
|enseignement.gmf-ujr.cisssmo16 [at] ssss.gouv.qc.ca (Ms. Mélanie Carrière)
|Telephone: (450) 699-2425 ext. 4620
|Fax: (450) 699-2517
For questions regarding the curriculum, please contact:
|Undergraduate Program Administrative Coordinator
|Postgraduate Program Administrator
|julie.lane [at] mcgill.ca (Ms. Julie Lane)