MEDICAL STUDENTS COMING TO CAMBRIDGE!
Cambridge - The Cambridge & North Dumfries Doctor Recruitment Committee , along with their partners, have announced that from June 3 to June 8 they will be hosting 10 first and second year medical students from the University of Toronto for ROMP week. This is a week in which various communities in Ontario host medical students at the beginning of their program to give them an opportunity to receive hands on medical experience with Family Doctors and Specialists. This is the seventh year Cambridge has chosen to participate in this very worthwhile program.
Along with medical experiences the students will also visit other allied health related organizations in the City such as Public Health, Peak Performance Health Centre, Langs and will visit the new Waterloo Region Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic. There will also be a obstetrical and suturing clinic at Cambridge Memorial Hospital they will be involved in.
As they have just finished their first or second year of medical school the students also need some relaxation and fun! We also want them to get to know Cambridge and hopefully return for their rotations throughout medical school and eventually think of us when they graduate. Some of the locations the students will be visiting include the African Lion Safari, U of W Architectural School, City Hall, Cambridge Centre for the Arts and always a highlight canoeing with the Ancient Mariners on the Grand River!
It is always a fun and educational week for the students and their preceptors and for our committee. The students are eager to see actual medical procedures and learn about Cambridge. Over the years we have seen the success of this program with previous students returning to Cambridge on rotations while attending medical school.
We would like to thank the Rural Ontairo Medical Program in helping to finance this week as well as our community partners who have assisted us.