McGill Accredited Training Site for Family Medicine

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General Description

Rigaud Clinic


Rigaud is located 70 km west of Montreal in the Montérégie region. The teaching site is located on the territory 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)


  • 1 trainee per period

Length of Rotation

  • 1 month


  • Spoken: French
  • Charting: French

Clinical Exposure and Learning Experience

Rotation primarily done in Clinic.

  • Trainees can be exposed to:
  • Home care/visits
  • Long Term Care Facility
  • Walk-in Clinic
  • Geriatric clinic at CLSC Vaudreuil-Soulanges


Other Interesting Information

At the clinic:

  • 8 full-time doctors
  • Patient population of 8500, and walk-ins at clinic


Aerial view of some buildings and patches of forest.

Type of Lodging

Upon request, lodging may be available in-region within driving distance to the site. Otherwise, trainees are expected to travel morning and night.

If a trainee makes arrangements for their own lodging within the region, they may be eligible to a stipend (upon confirmation of location).


A bridge with a church at the end of it.

Trainees can travel to the site by car or by bus daily. Trainees will not be eligible for stipends when commuting daily.

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

A couple options are possible:

Option 1: Greyhound provides transportation service between Montreal and Rigaud.

Option 2: Transportation by bus with EXO is also possible.  Bus from Cote Vertu to Vaudreuil followed by shuttle from Vaudreuil to Rigaud   The bus stop is in front of the clinic.  If you do not pre-purchase a bus ticket, ensure to have exact change to pay bus fare.

Traveling by Car

• Rigaud is located off of highway 40, just 55 km west of Montreal (exit 12) and 120 km east of Ottawa (exit 9). At the exit, take route 342 (rue St-Jean-Baptiste) going west until rue St-Pierre (second traffic light). On St-Pierre, turn left at rue Hotel-de-Ville. The clinic will be located at this intersection.

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 your rural rotation, email the site contact to confirm your arrival.


Site Address Coordinator Supervisor
Centre de santé de Rigaud
1 rue Hôtel-de-Ville
Rigaud, QC J0P 1P0

csrigaud [at] hotmail.com (Azélie Roch)
(450) 451-5336 ext. 0

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

Dr. Jessica Ayoub
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