Teaching & FAQs

Medical Associates is committed to teaching future Physicians.

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The Medical Associates of Port Perry have been teaching medical students and residents since 1972. To date, the teaching staff include19 family physicians ( including one CCFP-EM and 4 GP anesthetists), 3 FRCP general surgeons, and one FRCP internist. Several of the teaching physicians have been nominated for and have received teaching awards ( Dr. Merrilee Brown, Dr. Nancy Kazarian, Dr. Trevor Stryde) including the OCFP Community Preceptor of the Year, the Hollister King Rural Teaching Award, the ROMP Postgraduate Preceptor of the Year and the PAIRO Teaching Award.

The Medical Associates participate in teaching with the University of Toronto in their Teaching Practices and Rural Residency Programme, Queens University in their Rural Residency programme and for various universities through the Rural Ontario Medical Programme, including Rural Week. We teach upwards of 20+ medical students and residents per year. 11 of our physicians now practicing in Port Perry trained here as residents. Over the years, we estimate that we have trained over 500 future physicians. We have also participated in the training of nurse practitioner students and pharmacy interns.

The experience in Port Perry has been highly rated for the quality of its preceptors and the breadth of skills and experiences provided. Experiences in intrapartum obstetrics, surgical assist and GP anesthesia, hospital inpatient care by family physicians, home based palliative care consultation, nursing home, aboriginal clinic, urgent care, coroner cases and procedures are available. Practice Management experience is available with our office manager, a certified management accountant. A local pharmacist provided experiences in pharmacy care.

The University of Toronto, in its Rural Residency Programme, offers Port Perry as one of its sites for training in the PGY-2 year. All training is done in Port Perry and the non-hospital satellite community of Sunderland ( pop. 1500). It provides for excellent experiences in rural general surgery and anesthesia, emergency work by family physicians, intrapartum low risk obstetrics by family physicians ( >330 deliveries per year and increasing!), care of the elderly/Nursing Home, home based palliative care and hospital inpatient work by family physicians. We strive to provide excellent opportunities for education for motivated self directed learners with no queue of other learners. We provide a collegial group of family physicians who provide broad- based comprehensive family medicine in a Family Health Organization (FHO) with electronic medical records (PS Suite – Practice Solutions).

A variety of accommodations are available in the community within walking distance. Please contact Lakeridge Health Port Perry at (905)-985-7321 regarding accommodations.

If you have further questions regarding educational experiences, the Rural Residency Programmes, electives or Rural Week, please contact Dr. Merrilee Brown at (905) 985-2895 ext. 5420.

Teaching FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Teaching future physicians are answered here.

Where can residents stay during their rotation?

A variety of accommodations are available in the community within walking distance. Please contact Lakeridge Health Port Perry at (905)-985-7321 regarding accommodations.

Who should I contact about the program in Port Perry?

If you have further questions regarding educational experiences, the Rural Residency Programmes, electives or Rural Week, please contact Dr. Merrilee Brown at (905) 985-2895 ext. 5420.

What type of experience can be gained during my rotation?

Experiences in intrapartum obstetrics, surgical assist and GP anesthesia, hospital inpatient care by family physicians, home based palliative care consultation, nursing home, aboriginal clinic, urgent care, coroner cases and procedures are available. Practice Management experience is available with our office manager, a certified management accountant. A local pharmacist provides experiences in pharmacy care.