McGill Accredited Training Site for Family Medicine


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Hear from the team at the Maniwaki teaching site who share their experience and tell us what they appreciate the most here.

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General Description

The Maniwaki Hospital.


Maniwaki is located 132 km north of Ottawa/Gatineau and 330 km north-east of Montréal. The teaching site is part of the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de l’Outaouais.

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


  • 2 trainees (resident or student) per period

Length of Rotation

  • 1 or 2 months


  • Spoken: French
  • Charting: French
  • English can be useful

Clinical Exposure and Learning Experiences

Rotation primarily done in Hospital.

Trainees can be exposed to:

  • CLSC
  • ER
  • Home care/visits
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Long Term Care Facility
  • Minor Procedures
  • Pre Natal and Post Natal Care
  • On-Call
  • Visits to other villages: First Nation Communities
  • Ward and Patient Services

Other Interesting Information

Hospital provides primary healthcare services.

  • 1 402 Admissions/year
  • 21 103 outpatient visits/year
  • 40 beds


A house in Maniwaki. This is what learners can expect in terms of accommodation.

Type of Lodging

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

Trainees are lodged in a "shared apartment"; it is a house shared with other medical professionals. Trainees have a private room and share common gender neutral areas (bathroom, kitchen, living room).

Lodging can be available as of the evening before the rotation.

Trainees are expected at the Hospital at 8:30am on the first day of their 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 + iron
Internet Access: Available (wireless): bring your laptop.
Telephone: Long distance calls forbidden
Linens: Supplied
Visitors: Not allowed
Pets: Not allowed
Deposit for keys: None
Parking: Available


Aerial view of the river going by Maniwaki.

Trainees can travel to the site by bus or car.

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.

NOTE: For all students making their own arrangements. All students will be required to attend a mandatory Progress Test at the end of each block.

PLEASE do not make any travel arrangements before confirming the exact date of your test.

Traveling by Bus

Autobus Maheux bus carrier provides transportation service from Montreal to Maniwaki during the week and weekends.

Traveling by Car

From Montreal via the Laurentians:

  • Take highway 15 north. After Ste-Agathe, it becomes route 117A north. At Grand-Remous, turn left onto route 105 south. From Grand-Remous, the hospital is 20 minutes away. It is located at the entrance of the town of Maniwaki, on your left. The travel time from Montreal is about 4 hours.

From Montreal via Ottawa:

  • Take highway 40 east, as well as highway 417 east, direction Ottawa. In Ottawa, follow directions for highway 5 north and stay on this highway. At the end of highway 5, you will reach route 105 north which you follow until Maniwaki. Go through Maniwaki, after Marche Metro Lapointe, the entrance to the hospital will be located on your right. The travel time is about 4 hours.


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.

What To Bring:

  • Stethoscope
  • McGill ID card
  • Laptop and/or tablet


Site Address Coordinator Supervisor
Maniwaki Hospital
309, boul. Desjardins
Maniwaki, QC, J9E 2E7

07_CISSSO_STAGES_EN_MEDECINE [at] (Regional Coordinator)
(819) 966-6100 ext. 352030

Janique Pournier

janique.fournier.cissso [at]

819-449-4690, poste 449532 [at] (Dr. Claudia Bainbridge Bérubé)



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