Eastmain | ᐄᔅᒣᐃᓐ

McGill Accredited Training Site for: Family Medicine


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General Description

Exterior view of CMC Eastmain, a clinical teaching site located in Eastmain, Quebec


The Cree village is located on the coast of James Bay between Waskaganish and Wemindji. The teaching site is part of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay.


  • 1 resident

Length of Rotation

  • 1-2 weeks offered to residents rotating in Mistissini or Chisasibi. Contact sersec.med [at] mcgill.ca for arrangements. 


  • Spoken: English
  • Charting: English

Clinical Exposure and Learning Experiences

Rotation primarily done in Clinic (Dispensary)

Trainees may be exposed to:

  • General Family Medicine clinic
  • Emergency department coverage
  • Pre- and post-natal care
  • In-home care, home call
  • Telemedicine
  • Preparing patients for transfer by air (Medivac)
  • Procedural skills; Point-of-care ultrasound, incision & drainage, splinting & casting, peritonsillar abscess drainage, IUD/implant insertion

Other Interesting Information

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Exterior view of a building in Eastmain, a clinical teaching site located in Eastmain, Quebec

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 transit. A transit is a house shared by other medical professionals. Trainees have a private room and share common gender-neutral areas (bathroom, kitchen, living room).

► 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
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A small Air Creebec propeller plane on the tarmac

Flights to Eastmain stop in both Chibougamau and/or Chisasibi via air Creebec. The airport is a 5-minute drive from the clinic and the clinic driver picks up the learners from the airport.

Note: Driving to Eastmain is not recommended. 

Traveling by Plane

The flight arrangements are made in advance by the site coordinator. An email confirming transportation is usually sent 2 weeks prior to the departure date. If you haven’t received it, contact the site coordinator.

  • For trainees from Montreal area or Gatineau, departure is from Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport or from the Air Creebec’s FBO terminal located at 9475 Ryan Avenue, Dorval (H9P 1A2).  For residents from Val-d'Or teaching unit, departures are from the Val-d'Or airport.  Exact location is provided to you on your flight confirmation.
  • You pick up your ticket on the day of travel from the Air Creebec counter. You should confirm your flight 24 hours prior to the departure with Air Creebec as flights can be delayed due to weather constraints. It is recommended that you arrive at the counter of Air Creebec at least 2 hours in advance (Montreal) and 1 hour in advance (Val-d'Or).
  • The return flight is scheduled the last Friday afternoon of your rotation.
  • Checked luggage is restricted to 20 kg (44 lbs). Extra fees may be charged for exceeding this limit.
  • It is recommended that you bring snacks on board; usually a light meal is served.
  • Once at the destination, ensure that the luggage is unloaded.
  • There will be a taxi waiting to bring you to the clinic. Although, the taxi driver has your name, we recommend having a proactive approach and asking questions at the counter.
  • For any other questions about the flight, you can contact Air Creebec (phone 1-800-567-6567).

Use of Personal Vehicle

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

Important Information

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


Site Address Coordinator Supervisors
Eastmain Community Miyupimasstisiiun Centre (CMC) csam [at] ssss.gouv.qc.ca (Christina Spencer) (Transportation and Lodging)
(819) 855-2744 ext. 22139

Dr. Ivan Serwadda

Dr. Clara Sellers


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