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McGill Accredited Training Site for: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics-Gynecology

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General Description

Conwansville clinic under a Uniprix.


This rotation site is shared between two establishments, the Cowanville Medical Clinic and the CLSC Farnham. Both Cowansville and Farnham are located in the Eastern Townships, about 90 km east of Montreal. The teaching site is located on the territory of the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) de l’Estrie.

Location on Google Maps (exact distance is calculated between the trainee's base unit and the site using Québec 511)


  • 1 trainee per period, 1 resident or 1 student (Family Medicine)
  • 2 or 3 trainees per period (Internal Medicine)

Length of Rotation

  • 1 or 2 months


  • Spoken: French and or English
  • Charting: French and/or English

Clinical Exposure and Learning Experiences

Family Medicine

Rotation primarily done in Clinic.

Trainees can be exposed to:
  • CLSC
  • Home care/visits
  • Long Term Care Facility
  • Minor Procedures
  • Prenatal and Post Natal Care
  • Teaching Activities
  • Walk-in Clinic
  • Abortion Clinic
  • Traveler's Clinic
  • Ultrasound Teaching
  • Other Clinical Exposures: Alcoholism and drug Addiction, Casts and Splints, Minor Surgery
  • EMR: Medexync and KinLogix

Internal Medicine

Clinical Exposure and Learning Experiences

Trainees can be exposed to:
  • Internal Medicine consultations: in and outpatient
  • Hospital consults incl. ER/Observation, ICU, all hospital wards
  • Acute medicine clinic
  • Exercise stress testing
Teaching doctors
  • Dr. Daniel Macek (Supervisor)
  • Dr. Daniel Amzallag
  • Dr. Marcus Gottke
  • Dr. Jennifer Nguyen

Other Interesting Information

Hospital provides primary and secondary healthcare services.

  • 85 Acute care beds
  • 3200 Admissions/year
  • 130 doctors and pharmacists


    Typical lodging in Cowansville; an apartment building.

    Type of Lodging

    Lodging is provided by the establishment and is located at a short walking distance from the clinic.

    Trainees are lodged in a "Shared Apartment". Trainees have a private room and share common gender-neutral areas (bathroom, kitchen, living room).

    Trainees must book their lodging 3 weeks prior to the rotation by contacting Mrs Lucille Mailloux.

    Lodging can be available the evening before the first day of the rotation.

    Trainees are expected at the Clinic at 8:30 am on the first day of their rotation.

    Please read the instructions for the apartment before rotation.

    Note: It is important that everyone does their share to keep all common areas clean and safe at any time.

    Accommodation Commodities

    All accommodations are non-smoking environments.

    Equipment Details
    Full kitchen: Refrigerator; Microwave; Stove; Dishes; Utensils; Cookware
    Television set, cable:   Provided
    Washer and dryer: Provided in apartment #10
    Internet Access: Available (wireless): for personal laptop
    Telephone: There is not telephone in the apartment
    Linens: Not Supplied
    Visitors: Not allowed
    Pets: Not allowed
    Deposit for keys: $10.00
    Specimen Cheque: To be given to the coordinator to receive stipends.
    Parking: Parking available on either side of the panel "Stagiaires LP" or that of apartment #11


    View of a small street in Cowansville with stores and flowers on each side of the road.

    A car is mandatory for this rotation.

    Depending on the location of their base teaching site, each trainee receives a stipend to help pay for transportation costs.

    Trainees must make their own travel arrangements.

    Traveling by Car

    Please get directions from your home with a mapping mobile application such as Google Map.

    Use of Personal Vehicle.

    Important Information:
    Read the online information before using your personal vehicle for university related activities.

    For informational purposes only:

    To Cowansville

    Eastern Township Autoroute #10, take exit 74, then turn left on Pierre Laporte Blvd. and continue until you reach Principale street. The hospital will be directly across. The hospital is where you will get the keys to the apartment.

    To get to the Cowansville Medical clinic from hospital, turn right on Principale street till you reach Albert St. Turn right on Albert, the clinic is located a little further right, on your left, below the Uniprix Pharmacy.

    To Farnham from Cowansville

    Head southeast on Rue Albert toward Rue Principal. Continue onto Rue du Sud. Turn right onto Rue de la Rivière. Continue onto QC-104 O. Turn right onto Rue Principale E.  At the light, turn right to cross the bridge onto rue Saint-Paul, QC/235 N.  Destination will be on the left. The CLSC De Farnham, 660 Rue Saint Paul, Farnham, QC J2N 3B9.

    Important Information

    Please review the following rotation guidelines before the start of your rotation: PDF icon Cowansville-Farnham Trainee Guide

    Background check and agreement of confidentiality:
    The following form must be filled out prior to rotation: Formulaire d'antécédents judiciaires

    At least 3 weeks prior to rural rotation/elective, email the site contact to confirm your arrival.


    Specialty Site Address Coordinator Supervisor
    Family Medicine Cowansville Medical Clinic
    101 rue Albert, Suite 1001
    Cowansville, QC J2K 2W4

    CLSC Farnham
    660, rue Saint-Paul
    Farnham QC J2N 3B9

    nadine.latulippe.ciussse-chus [at] (Nadine Latulippe) (Scheduling)
    (450) 293-3622 ext. 34570

    stagesmedecine.ciussse-chus [at] (Linda Bellerose) (Lodging)
    (819) 346-1110 ext. 20132

    allenphillips [at] (Dr. Allen Philips)
    (450) 266-4060

    Dr. Bruno Fafard

    Internal Medicine

    Brome Missisquoi Perkins Hospital
    950, rue Principale
    Cowansville, QC J2K 1K3

    stagesmedecine.ciussse-chus [at] (Linda Bellerose) (Lodging)
    (819) 346-1110 ext. 20132
    Dr. Daniel Macek



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