Partnering in Health Care Education

Norfolk General Hospital and its doctors have a long history of commitment to student and resident teaching, dating back over 15

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years through the Rural Ontario Medical Program and Rural Medicine Week.

In November 2009, Norfolk General Hospital and McMaster University signed an agreement making NGH an accredited University satellite teaching site for McMaster University. NGH and Norfolk family physicians provide Emergency and family medicine rotations to medical students and residents from McMaster University through the Mac-CARE Program.

In 2013, NGH and local physicians launched the Grand Erie Six Nations Family Medicine Residency Program through the Department of Family Medicine. Through this program, residents fulfill all learning requirements for two years, either at NGH, Brantford General or associated teaching family medicine practices.

In addition, Norfolk General Hospital also takes part in the Nursing Graduate Guarantee Initiative through Health Force Ontario. With this initiative, NGH is able to hire new graduate nurses into all areas of the hospital including critical care and obstetrics on a temporary full-time basis for a period of 6 months. Upon completion, many of our NGGIs stay on in part-time positions continuing to grow their knowledge, skills and abilities.

Through these initiatives, residents and physicians work together to bring different ideas, knowledge, enthusiasm and energy to the entire range of patient care.