Rural - Hanover Program Curriculum

Please review the PGY1 and PGY2 curricula below. Note that all rotations are subject to availability and other arrangements may be necessary if a rotation is not available. If you prefer another location other than what is listed below, please indicate it on your preferences survey; however, we cannot guarantee that a resident’s preference can be accommodated.

Features of our Rural – Hanover Program

The curriculum in Hanover is designed to prepare all residents to become confident and competent rural generalists who work in any setting throughout Canada.

In the first year there is a 16 week block of family medicine combined with off service rotations in areas that will provide extra skills for a rural practice. Many rotations are close to Hanover so that a commute from the home base is possibleand travel is minimized.

The second year is a longitudinal year spent mostly in Hanover with the opportunity for up to 12 weeks of elective time. The year is very flexible and tailored to the needs of the resident.

While in Hanover there is extensive exposure to the ER, OB, acute internal medicine (through in patient ward work), pediatrics and psychiatry. Our very skilled physicians provide more enrichment of the educational process through their own interests ie.: procedural sedation, dermatology, women's health, sports medicine and concussion, anaesthesia and palliative care.

PGY1 Year

Rotation Duration Location / Notes
Family Medicine 20 weeks Hanover Medical Clinic
Pediatrics 4 weeks

Subject to availability:
-Community Peds in Owen Sound (ROMP-resident to arrange)
-Community Peds in Stratford

Obstetrics/Gynecology 4 weeks Subject to availability:
-Grand River Hospital
-Owen Sound Hospital
General Surgery 4 weeks

Subject to availability:
-Stratford General Hospital
-Owen Sound Hospital (ROMP)

Medicine 4 weeks

Owen Sound (ROMP-resident to arrange)

Medicine - Geriatrics 4 weeks Subject to availability:
-London Health Sciences Centre (NorthEnd Consults or Acute Care of the Elderly unit)
-Parkwood Hospital
-London Long-term Care Rotation
Palliative Care 4 weeks

Owen Sound

Electives 8 weeks

Review Elective Rotation Policy Note: Up to 12 weeks of electives outside of Southwestern ON is permissible, 4 weeks of which can be taken out-of-Ontario over the course of your entire 2 year training program

PGY2 Year

Rotation Duration Location / Notes
Family Medicine 36 or 40 weeks (depending if family medicine elective is taken) Hanover Medical Clinic
Family Medicine - Elective 4 weeks (optional) Review Elective Rotation Policy Note: Up to 12 weeks of electives outside of Southwestern ON is permissible, 4 weeks of which can be taken out-of-Ontario over the course of your entire 2 year training program
Electives 8 weeks Review Elective Rotation Policy Note: Up to 12 weeks of electives outside of Southwestern ON is permissible, 4 weeks of which can be taken out-of-Ontario over the course of your entire 2 year training program
Medicine - selective 4 weeks

Subject to availability:
-ICU at Bluewater Health in Sarnia*
-ROMP (Resident to arrange)