Medical Students

Our Doctors of Tomorrow

The Cambridge Doctor Recruitment committee understands the importance of providing learning opportunities for medical students and residents within our community. We work with a variety of organizations to ensure that Cambridge is the first choice for learners selecting a placement location. The quality of our Preceptors is provincially recognized, with students reporting on the quality of their placements in Cambridge. The Cambridge Memorial Hospital has the strongest learner support of all hospitals in the region.

If you are interested in selecting Cambridge as your rural elective or for a specialty rotation, please contact our recruitment coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Core Residency Placement

In 2009 Cambridge Health Link, a clinic of the Two Rivers Family Health Team, accepted its first core residency placement.

Michael G. Degroote, School of Medicine (Waterloo Region Campus)

In 2007, the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University introduced its first regional Campus in Waterloo Region. Fifteen students were admitted in the first year, 21 in 2008 and 28 in 2009. The Waterloo Regional Campus is located at the corner of King and Victoria Streets in downtown Kitchener within the new University of Waterloo Health Sciences Campus. This new campus will include the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine Waterloo Regional Campus, the new University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy and a primary care teaching clinic integrating clinical care, medical training and pharmacy.

Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP)

The Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP) is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) and operates as a learner placement program for Ontario’s six medical universities (McMaster does its own placements). ROMP arranges core and elective rotations for medical trainees across south central Ontario. Cambridge is actively involved with ROMP elective placements with many Cambridge preceptors (physician instructors) assisting with both undergrad and resident placements.

Rural Medicine Week

Since 2004, Cambridge has hosted Rural Medicine Week, accommodating 8 – 10 first and second year medical students. This program requires first and second year medical students to apply for limited practice opportunities in a community environment. In this one week placement, students experience a variety of activities which include medical, social and recreational experience:

Spending a day at with a family medicine physician and a variety of specialists. Suturing and casting clinics are also offered.
Meeting other young professionals in Cambridge in a variety of disciplines, attending CME events, and social events with their preceptors.
Tours of various Cambridge landmarks are also provided as part of the week. Some of the site visits include:
University of Waterloo School of Architecture, African Lion Safari, Dunfield Theatre (behind the scenes),City of Cambridge’s new city hall Cambridge Centre for the Arts and attending pottery making and drumming classes.
A highlight of each year is canoeing on the Grand River with The Ancient Mariners Canoe Club, a program of the Cambridge Seniors Centres

Health Force Ontario

HealthForceOntario is the province’s strategy to ensure that Ontarians have access to the right number and mix of qualified healthcare providers, now and in the future. The HealthForceOntario program has been established to assist in physician recruitment by:

Identifying and addressing Ontario’s health human resource needs.
Engaging partners in education and healthcare to develop skilled, knowledgeable providers, and create the healthcare delivery teams that will make the most of their abilities.
Introducing new and expanded roles to increase the number of providers working in healthcare and build on the skills of those already in the system.
Making Ontario the employer-of-choice for all health care providers.

The Ministries of Health and Long-Term Care and Training, Colleges and Universities are delivering on the Health Force Ontario strategy in partnership with the province’s health care consumers and providers.

To see a comprehensive listing of all current positions being recruited for in Cambridge please visit HFOjobs or Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

Professional Association of Interns and Residents of Ontario (PAIRO)

Every year PAIRO offers an opportunity for underserviced communities to promote their community at the Health Professionals tour that goes to all seven Ontario Medical Schools.

Core Areas

The City of Cambridge has many unique neighbourhoods and communites, and three of the unique places within the city are the historic core areas - Galt City Centre, Preston Towne Centre and Hespeler Village.

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Our Values

"A whole community approach to developing excellent relationships with new, existing and retired physicians; medical schools; our community partners; and Cambridge Memorial Hospital"

Our Mission

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The Doctor Recruitment Committee is a group of concerned citizens committed to the recruitment of family physicians and other primary health care professionals so that every resident of Cambridge and North Dumfries has access to primary health care.

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Contact Us

Donna Gravelle, Physician Recruitment Coordinator

c/o Cambridge Chamber of Commerce
750 Hespeler Road
Cambridge, Ontario N3H 5L8

(519) 240-8930
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