McGill Accredited Training Site for Family Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics-Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry. Electives are also available in other specialties. Please contact the site for more information.

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General Description

View of a hospital and its parking lot.


Located in the region of Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Val-d'Or is a northern mining town about 525 km from Montreal.  The teaching site is part of the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue which includes the Val-d'Or Hospital Centre and a groupe de médicine familiale universitaire (GMF-U). The latter accommodates Family Medicine residents for their entire 2-year training.

Psychiatry rotations take place in the municipality of Malartic, situated in the MRC of Val-d'Or, 25km east of Val-d'Or and 550km from Montreal. The Hôpital de Malartic is part of the Centre intégré de santé et des services sociaux de l'Abitibi-Temiscamingue.

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, OBGYN, Psychiatry)
  • 1-2 trainees per period (Pediatrics)

Length of Rotation

  • 1 or 2 months
  • Rural stream option (for residents) 3 to 6 months

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  • Spoken: French, English is useful
  • Charting: French

Clinical Exposure and Learning Experiences

Family Medicine

Rotation primarily done in Hospital & Family Medicine Group

Trainees can be exposed to:

  • Emergency
  • Minor procedures
  • Obstetrics
  • Pre Natal and Post Natal Care
  • Family Medicine Group (GMF)
  • Walk-in Clinic
  • Home care
  • Hospitalization
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • On-Call
  • Long-term Care
  • Visits to other villages (notably Algonquin community)
  • Other clinical exposures: Minor surgery, pediatrics and psychiatry
  • Teaching activities (theory, simulations, etc)

General Surgery


Pediatrics Rotation Objectives

Teaching Doctors:

Dr. Suzanne Malaab (Supervisor)
Dr. Normand Petit
Dr. Léopold Médou
Dr. Abdallah Boulfani
Dr. Allison Kukhta, Allergist


Teaching Doctors:

Dr. Sebastian Gendron (Superviseur)


Teaching Doctor:

Dr. Manon Turbide

Other Interesting Information

Hospital provides primary healthcare services and offers a full array of diagnostic services.

  • Population of 42 970
  • 650 to 700 deliveries/year
  • ER visits: 48 000/year
  • 48 570 outpatient visits/year
  • 4 300 Admissions/year
  • 73 beds


A house in a suburban area.

Type of Lodging

Lodging is provided by the establishment and is located adjacent to the hospital.

Trainees are lodged in a "Shared Apartment". 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 first day of your rotation.

Trainees are expected at the reception of the Hospital Center at 8:30 am on the first day of 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.

Commodity Detail

Full kitchen:
TV, cable:
Internet Access:
Deposit for keys:
Other Amenities:

Refrigerator; Microwave; Stove; Dishes; Utensils; Cookware
Provided + an iron
Available (must bring ethernet cable): bring your laptop. Limited download capacity
Long distance calls forbidden
Not allowed
Not allowed
Yes (10$) Reimbursed after rotation
Gym/Sports facility available at the hospital



A road with a blue building on the right.

Trainees can travel to the site by bus, car or plane.

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 serves the Abitibi-Témiscaming region. Departure in Montreal from the bus station, Gare d’autocar de Montréal, located at the Berri-UQAM métro station. Duration of the bus ride: approximately 7 hours. Please see their website or call directly at 1-866-307-0002 or 1-866-863-6066 for more information.

Traveling by Car

Traveling by Plane

  • Another option would be to travel via Air Creebec, followed by a taxi ride to the hospital. Should trainees choose this option, please note that they receive a fixed amount for transportation whether travelling by air, bus or car. Please contact the site coordinator to learn more information about this option.

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.


Specialty Site Address Coordinator Supervisor
Family Medicine, ER

Hôpital de Val-d'Or
725, 6e Rue
Val D'Or, QC, J9P 3Y1

GMF-U de la-Vallée-de-l'Or
525, 6e Rue
Val D'Or, QC, J9P 0L6

umfvd-enseignement [at] ( )

Coordination team

819-825-5858 ext 3536

Dr. Catherine Mailly (clerks)
Dr. Myriam St-Pierre (residents)
General Surgery Hôpital de Val-d'Or
725, 6e Rue
Val D'Or, QC, J9P 3Y1


Coordination team

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Dr. Denis Brouillette
Obstetrics-Gynecology Hôpital de Val-d'Or
725, 6e Rue
Val D'Or, QC, J9P 3Y1

umfvd-enseignement [at] ( )

Coordination team

819-825-5858 ext 3536
Dr. Manon Turbide
Pediatrics Hôpital de Val-d'Or
725, 6e Rue
Val D'Or, QC, J9P 3Y1

Coordination team

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Dr. Suzanne Malaab (Superviseur)
Dr. Normand Petit
Dr. Léopold Médou
Dr. Abdallah Boulfani
Dr. Allison Kukhta, Allergist
Psychiatry Hôpital Psychiatrique de Malartic
1141, rue Royale
Malartic, QC, J0Y 1Z0

Coordination team

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Dr. Sebastian Gendron
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