McGill Accredited Training Site for Family Medicine & General Surgery

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General Description

Barrie Memorial Hospital


Ormstown is a town located approximately 60 km southwest of Montreal. The teaching site is part of the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de la Montérégie Ouest.

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


  • 2 trainees per period (Family Medicine)
  • 1 trainee per period (General Surgery)

Length of Rotation

  • 1 or 2 months


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

Clinical Exposure and Learning Experiences

Family Medicine

Rotation primarily done in Hospital & Clinic.

Trainees are expected at the Medical Center (clinic) at 8:30 am on the first day of the rotation.

Trainees can be exposed to:

  • ER
  • Home care/visits
  • Minor Procedures
  • On-Call
  • Ward and Patient Services
  • Other clinical exposure: Minor Surgery

General Surgery

Read the objectives of the rotation.


Dr. Geneviève Dupras

    Other Interesting Information

    Hospital: provides primary healthcare services.
    Clinic: 7 doctors work full time

    • 838 Admissions/year
    • 23 518 outpatient visits/year
    • 42 acute care beds


    a house covered in snow.

    Type of Lodging

    Lodging is provided by the establishment, and is located across the street from the hospital and 4 minutes from the clinic by car.

    Trainees are lodged in a shared apartment. This 3-room apartment is shared by other students and medical professionals. 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 emailing the site coordinator.

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

    Trainees are expected at the Medical Centre (clinic) at 8:30 am on the first day of the 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
    Basic kitchen: Refrigerator; Microwave; Cooktop (no oven); Dishes; Utensils; Cookware; No freezer
    Television set, cable:   Provided
    Washer and dryer: Provided
    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



    Street covered in snow.

    *A car is required 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.

    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 Car

    • From Montreal, take Highway # 20 West toward the Mercier Bridge. Keep right on the Mercier bridge and take route 138 West until Ormstown. At Ormstown, continue past first flashing light. At 2nd flashing light, turn right onto Gale Street. The hospital is on your left.

    Use of Personal Vehicle.

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

    Important Information

    Please review the following rotation guidelines before the start of your rotation:
    PDF icon Ormstown Resident Guide

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


    Specialty Site Address Coordinator Supervisor

    Family Medicine

    Barrie Memorial Hospital
    28 Gale RR4
    Ormstown, QC J0S 1K0

    Ormstown Medical Centre
    55 Isabelle, suite 200
    Ormstown, QC J0S 1K0
    (450) 859-9185

    natacha.oconnor.cssshsl16 [at] ssss.gouv.qc.ca (Natacha O'Connor) (Scheduling and Lodging)
    (450) 829-2321 ext. 3226

    stages_md.cisssmo16 [at] ssss.gouv.qc.ca (Coordination Team)

    Dr. Justin Wight
    General Surgery Barrie Memorial Hospital
    28 Gale RR4
    Ormstown, QC J0S 1K0

    natacha.oconnor.cssshsl16 [at] ssss.gouv.qc.ca (Natacha O'Connor) (Scheduling and Lodging)
    (450) 829-2321 ext. 3226

    stages_md.cisssmo16 [at] ssss.gouv.qc.ca (Coordination Team)

    Dr. Geneviève Dupras
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