At Niagara Health, we work closely with our academic partners in the community to create extraordinary experiences for our learners.We provide learning opportunities that support the improvement of organizational performance and enhance patient care. Collaborative learning provides our team members with professional development opportunities that effectively improve team performance, while our students benefit from experiential learning opportunities that prepare them for the world of healthcare today and tomorrow.
Every year, a week in February is designated as Resident Awareness Week. This year Niagara Health, in partnership with the Niagara Regional Campus of McMaster University’s Michael G. Degroote School of Medicine, celebrated by sharing the stories of some of our residents.
“Everyone is very welcoming, and there is so much opportunity to learn. You get a very hands-on learning environment, and everyone is willing to have residents.”
“I like working with people and really enjoy the privilege of being a physician. I get to know people in different ways and am able to develop really nice relationships with them.”
Over the past 10 years, approximately 1,300 resident physicians have helped raise the standard of care in the Niagara region through a partnership between Niagara Health and the Niagara Regional Campus of McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.
More than 140 resident doctors received specialty training from Niagara Health physicians over the past year. Since 2012, we have recruited two general surgeons and seven physicians in family/emergency medicine who completed their residencies at NH.
“We’re proud to celebrate our partnership with McMaster,” said Dr. Johan Viljoen, Niagara Health’s Chief of Staff and Executive Vice-President, Medical. “This work is enhancing patient experiences, and attracting and retaining the best and brightest healthcare professionals to work at Niagara Health.”
“Residents provide outstanding patient care, they teach and mentor the next generation of medical students and they bring their energy and enthusiasm to healthcare in Niagara,” said Dr. Amanda Bell, Regional Assistant Dean for the Niagara Regional Campus of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.