The DRHC is affiliated with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Thunder Bay; as a NOSM community we host two clerkship students for 8 months starting in late August each year. One of the great things about the Dryden experience as a learner is the hands on activity each student is exposed to. Our learner to preceptor ratio is usually one to one and as a smaller facility staff will contact you via cell phone if interesting cases present at odd hours. If you are interested in an elective or rotation here in family medicine, emergency medicine or general surgery send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d be happy to host.
Housing: The student housing is located directly across the street (convenient!) from the DRHC and the Clinic. Four bedrooms (two up/two down) and a shared kitchen with internet access/wifi in a modern home setting provide a comfortable place to relax during your stay in Dryden. And while you are here to learn the DRHC endeavours to showcase activities of interest; if you are up for scuba lessons, kite skiing, windsurfing or sailing we are happy to set you up.
Electives: Dryden offers a wide range of opportunities for learners; we host two students September thru mid April from NOSM and the summer months are generally open for those interested in ER or Family Medicine Rotations. The DRHC is a regional health centre in the truest sense of the word; we host regular orthopaedic, plastics, obs/gyne, general surgery, paediatrics, rheumatology, oncology and dermatology clinics. The specialists are generally very accommodating and you can enhance your learning if interested in these sessions.
Dryden isn’t all work and no play; learners regularly join the Dryden Yacht Club for evening sails and are welcome to participate in windsurfing or mountain biking clubs…there is a lot to do and summer provides the best of both worlds for learning and living in our little city.