McGill Accredited Training Site for Family Medicine

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General Description

Thurso's clinic.


The clinic is located in Thurso in the Outaouais Region. Thurso is the native town of the famous Hockey Player Guy Lafleur. The city was build for the exploitation of the Thurso Pulp and Paper, which is still active. Many outdoors activities are available mainly in the National Park de Plaisance (hiking, biking, swimming, kayak, etc.).


  • 3 trainees per year

Length of Rotation

  • 1 month


  • Spoken: French, English is useful
  • Charting: French/English
  • Spoken by population: French/English

Clinical Exposure and Learning Experiences

Rotation primarily done in a clinical setting. Clinical exposure of trainees includes mainly:

  • Minor Procedures
  • Home care visits
  • Prenatal/Postnatal Care


Trainees are lodged in Buckingham (approximately 15-minute drive).


Guy Lafleur's statue was erected in Thurso; his birthplace.

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 using a mobile mapping application such as Google Maps.


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

GMF de la Basse-Lièvre - Clinique médicale de Thurso
156 Rue Galipeau
Thurso QC J0X 3B0

climso [at] (TBC)

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

Dr. Frankly Chevrin
Dr. Jean Boucher
Dr. Josiane Tshibumbu
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