Pembroke is 150 km west of Ottawa situated along the Ottawa River.  The town population is 13, 490 while the catchment area for the Pembroke General Hospital is 100,000.  Pembroke is a hometown atmosphere with a city centre. There is a unique selection of recreation & leisure opportunities such as swimming, boating, fishing, golf, hockey, and white water rafting. Over 200 retail outlets. View the historical murals (27) or visit beautiful Riverside Park with full camping amenities, playground, beach and 18-hole golf.  Pembroke is an industrious town bustling with agriculture, forestry, light manufacturing, CFB Petawawa and Atomic Energy Canada.  

Pembroke Regional Hospital is a 203 bed level "C" secondary referral centre with 30 500 ER visits annually, 700 births annually, and 22 000 Outpatient Rehab visits annually.  Completion of $46 million expansion project in 2005 includes a new: ER, 10 bed ICU, 19 bed Acute Mental Health, 22 bed Inpatient Rehab, 40 bed Medical unit, Diagnostic imaging dept with CT & nuclear medicine. Other facilities at the hospital include: a teaching hospital for medical students and residents, District Stroke Centre, Ontario Breast Screening Program site, Formal alliance with Cancer Care Ontario, an on-site heliport for air ambulance link to Ottawa and a tele-health link with TOH, CHEO and Ottawa Heart Institute.

Specialists: Medicine, Physiatry, Radiology, OB/GYN, General Surgery, Urology, ENT, Opthalmology, Anaesthesia, and Psychiatry. Well-established ambulatory clinics staffed by local and visiting consultants with over 26,500 visits per year.  Currently there are 27 FP/GPs.

Core and Elective placements available: 

Family Medicine
General Surgery


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