Rural Medicine Week 2016
The Midland/Penetanguishene area hosted 8 Queens University Medical Students, 2 Northern Ontario School of Medicine Students, and one University of Ottawa student for a week of living and learning in a rural community from May 29 – June 3. For many of these students, it was their first opportunity to see how rural medicine is practiced. Medical students were billeted in area resident’s home, participated in family medicine clinics, observed at our hospitals, and experienced the Georgian Bay lifestyle by spending time on the water on board Lois Lipton’s 42’ Cruiser and David Gravelle’s 36’ Carver. Thanks to our host families for opening up their homes and billeting the students. Thank you to our physicians, volunteers and sponsors – such as Ferguson Barristers, Kings Wharf Theatre, Captain Roberts Table, and Foodland-Penetanguishene, amongst many others who contributed to this fantastic week. Lastly, special thanks to Event Chair Chantelle Shervill for her efforts organizing and staging another stellar week of activities.