Urban CSSS de la Montagne (Cote-des-neiges)

CSSS de la Montagne Map


5700 Côte des Neiges,
First Floor
Montreal, QC
H3T 2A8
Tel: (514) 731-8531, x2564
Fax: (514) 731-0563

Vania Jimenez, M.D., Unit Director
Alexandre Motard, M.D., Undergraduate Educational Director
Teresa Rudkin, M.D., Postgraduate Educational Director
Fella Boudiaf, Administrative Coordinator
Ana Veiros, Administrative Coordinator


This undergraduate program provides clerkship-level training in family medicine at the Côte-des-Neiges site of the Centre de Santé et de Services Sociaux de la Montagne (which groups together the area of former CLSCs Côte-des-Neiges, Metro, and Parc-Extension). This site is a community-based health services centre (CLSC) which provides medical and social services to the culturally diverse population in the Côte-des-Neiges region.

Description of student activities:

The emphasis during the 4-week Family Medicine Block is hands-on clinical experience as well as exposure to the different services offered at the Côte-des-Neiges site of the CSSS de la Montagne. Activities include:

  • ambulatory patients in appointment (rendez-vous) under the one-on-one supervision of a staff physician;
  • ambulatory patients in follow-up clinic (suivi clinic) under the supervision of a staff physician;
  • walk-in clinic (sans rendez-vous) for the family medicine group (GMF) Côte-des-Neiges under the supervision of a staff physician;
  • Refugee clinic (PRAIDA, or Programme régional d’aide et d’intégration des demandeurs d’asile);
  • Home visit with a physician from Maintien à Domicile;
  • Home visit with a nurse from Maintien à Domicile;
  • Vaccination clinic with a nurse from Enfance-Famille-Jeunesse;
  • Maison de Naissances with a midwife;
  • Palliative care at the Jewish General Hospital;
  • Addiction medicine at Centre Dollard-Cormier;
  • Exposure to family practice obstetrics;
  • Clinical vignettes under the supervision of family practice residents;
  • Wednesday afternoon Core teaching sessions with residents in family medicine;
  • Teaching seminars by members of the family medicine undergraduate committee on screening, vaccinations, and practical procedures in family medicine.

Each student’s schedule is somewhat different since several of these activities can only accommodate one student at a time. Special requests can usually be arranged if requested early (at least 4 weeks before the start of the rotation).

The common experience of students is participation in the spectrum and variety of practice that defines family medicine and family physicians.