McGill Accredited Training Site for: Family Medicine

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General Description

 The memorial hospital of Wakefield.


The Memorial Hospital is located in Wakefield (Outaouais region), 20 minutes north of Gatineau and 2 ½ hours from Montreal by car. The Family Medicine Center is located 1 km from the hospital. The teaching site is part of the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de l'Outaouais.


  • 2 trainees per period

Length of Rotation

  • 1 or 2 months


  • Spoken: French & English are required
  • Charting: French and/or English

Clinical Exposure and Learning Differences

Rotation primarily done in Hospital & Clinic.

Trainees can be exposed to:

  • ER

  • Home care/visits

  • Long Term Care Facility

  • Minor Procedures: IUD, Endometrial biopsy, lumps & bumps

  • Pre Natal and Post Natal Care

  • On-Call

  • Teaching Activities

  • Ward and Patient Services

Other Interesting Information

Hospital provides primary healthcare services.

  • 715 Admissions/year
  • 18 000 ER visits/year
  • 26 beds (10 long term beds and 16 acute care beds)


The living quarters of learners in Wakefield.

Type of Lodging

Lodging is provided by the establishment and is located at a short walking distance (15 minutes) from the Clinic.

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 the evening before the rotation.

Trainees are expected at the Clinic at 8:00 am on the first day of their rotation.

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
Other Amenities:      Weight Room, Tennis Court and Outdoor Pool


A red brdige made out of wood going over a river leading to a forested hill.

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

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 provides daily bus service from Montreal to Grand Remous and then from Grand Remous to Wakefield. For more information, visit the website or call 1-866-307-0002.

Traveling by Car

  • Wakefield is located two and a half hours from Montreal by car. Take Highway 417 West (TransCanada Highway), then take the Nicholas Street exit and follow the signs to Gatineau via the MacDonald Cartier Bridge. Take Highway 5 and follow the signs for Maniwaki. After about 20 minutes, Highway 5 comes to an end at a stop sign. Turn right and then make an immediate left at the traffic lights onto Highway 105 North. After about 8 km, turn to the right at the Wakefield turnoff. At the bottom of the hill, turn left onto Riverside Drive.


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

Wakefield Family Medicine Centre
777 Riverside
Wakefield, QC, J0X 3G0


Wakefield Memorial Hospital
101 Burnside RR 2
Wakefield, QC, J0X 3G

wakefieldlearners [at] gmail.com (Wendy Mason)
(819) 459-2363

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

Dr. Michelle Lajzerowicz
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