For the past thirty years, McGill, the CISSS de l’Outaouais and the CISSS’ predecessors have worked together to help improve the regions’ health care capacity. Offering students and young physicians the opportunity to study medicine and complete their residency training in Outaouais encourages them to set down roots and establish their medical practice in the region.
At a glance:
- 1988: McGill and the region’s health authority (today the CISSS de l’Outaouais) start training McGill residents.
- 1988: The Gatineau Family Medicine Unit, now a University Family Medicine Group, opens.
- 2003: The Ministry of Health and Social Services establishes the réseaux universitaires intégrés de santé (RUIS) which further strengthens McGill’s ties to the region. The mandate of the McGill RUIS is to help facilitate access to health care, teaching and research in designated areas of Quebec. The McGill RUIS includes the Outaouais region, as well as several others regions from the Montérégie to Nunavik.
- 2010: McGill medical students start doing clerkships in the Outaouais region.
- 2020: Opening of the Campus Outaouais, allowing students to complete McGill’s four-year undergraduate medical education program (MDCM), as well as their residency, in French, in Outaouais.
Teaching and residency training in Outaouais now includes various specialties (family medicine, surgery, internal medicine, psychiatry, paediatrics, obstetrics, gynaecology, geriatrics, dermatology, cardiology, nephrology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, vascular surgery and emergency medicine).
It is graduation day for these McGill medical students who did their clerkships in Outaouais.