Medical Students

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences is pleased to be able to support medical students in their training and has Affiliation Agreements with the following universities:

  • University of Toronto (Peters-Boyd Academy, Physician Assistant Program)
  • Medical University of the Americas;
  • University of Medicine and Health Science
  • McMaster University (Physician Assistant Program – only)

If you are a medical student from a university not listed above, please connect with the University of Toronto’s Visiting Elective Office. 

Please see below for information about the rotations we offer for medical students. 

Core Rotation: Psychiatry

A core psychiatry rotation is six weeks in length.  You will experience various aspects of mental health based on your interests, education objectives and preceptor availability.  Preceptors are psychiatrists with Royal College Fellowship.  Students may work closely with final year psychiatry residents and other members of the interdisciplinary team often on a 1:1 basis.  The psychiatry programs that you may be involved in as part of your core rotation, include but are not limited to: Adolescents, Forensics, Geriatrics, and Adult General Psychiatry.  

Elective Rotation: Primary Care

A primary care elective rotation is four  weeks in length. With General Practitioners as preceptors, medical students will experience medicine from Adolescent to Geriatric care in a tertiary mental health setting to meet the learning objectives for Primary Care.
Preceptors are General/Family Medicine Physicians and the student may work closely with Nurse Practitioners and other members of the interdisciplinary team.

Elective Rotation: Psychiatry

Clinical Electives may be available in our various  Programs and Services.  Availability is limited by preceptor acceptance.  Please note that electives may vary in length, with most being 4 weeks in length.  

Contact Us

The organization of medical student rotations is administered through the office of the Vice President, Medical Affairs.  Please contact us by email at medicalstudents@ontarioshores.ca with any questions.   If you are a medical student interested in completing a rotation with Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, please include the following information:

  • what university are you with;
  • what type of rotation you are interested in;
  • do you have any specific interests with regards to clinical programs of focus;
  • what timeframe you would be available; and
  • your contact information. 
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   GRAND ROUNDS, Topic "TBA"
   Feb 23 2017 at 11:00 AM
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   Feb 25 2017 at 09:00 AM
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   Feb 28 2017 at 06:00 PM
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   Mar 02 2017 at 11:00 AM
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   Mar 07 2017 at 06:00 PM
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