Bancroft

Bancroft ERMEP CommunityBancroft is located in the middle of North Hastings with a population of approximately 4,000.  The population of the Bancroft area seasonally adjusts during the summer months to 40,000.  Bancroft is a 2.5 hour drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Kingston.  The closest large urban centres are Belleville and Peterborough, both of which are a 1.25 hour drive.  Bancroft offers two new large grocery stores (No Frills and Price Choppers), a large new Home Hardware and Canadian Tire and a full range of goods and services.

Bancroft is the rockhound Mineral Capital of Canada boasting more than 1,600 species of minerals in more than 10,000 identified deposits.  Bancroft has been selected by TVOntario's Studio 2 as "The Most Talented Town in Ontario."  Bancroft is an area where creativity is a community spirit!  Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy a wide variety of activities including nearby access to several Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves including Algonquin Provincial Park, nature walks, cycling, hiking, canoeing, rafting, swimming at our beautiful beaches, ATVing or snowmobiling on our fabulous trail systems including the Hastings Heritage Trail,  geocaching, world class lugeing, taking part in the educational mineral tours, fishing any of our well stocked lakes, sighting numerous types of wildlife in the area, including a growing herd of elk, or spending the summer in a waterfront cottage.

Two Family Health Teams in Bancroft are actively recruiting.  In addition to experiencing the full range of day-to-day activities of a busy family medicine practice at the Bancroft Family Health Team, medical students spend time in the busy, local Emergency Department gaining valuable skills as they assist in treating a variety of patients.  Support staffs include experienced nurses, specialty clinics, a Nurse Practitioner, Social Worker, Dietitian and Psychologist and administrative personnel.  North Hastings Family Health Team has just finished renovating a state-of-the-art facility.  The clinic has rostered about 900 orphan patients, and has a waiting list of more than 100 families.  Locally, no Doctors have been accepting new patients for about 3 years.  A Family Physician Recruitment Program is being offered by the County of Hastings.  Up to $25,000 per year is available to qualifying medical students (or residents) towards tuition and other expenses.

Core and Elective placements available: 
Family Medicine
Accomodation: 
  • Medical Student House