Family Medicine Teaching Unit

In July 2010, Health for All Family Health Team became the site of the Markham Family Medicine Teaching Unit. This is a partnership between Oak Valley Health, the University of Toronto Department of Family & Community Medicine, and the Health for All Family Health Team.

Find out information about the Family Medicine Residency Program at University of Toronto.

For inquiries and information about Oak Valley Health’s Family Medicine Teaching Unit, contact:

Beverley Nutt, Program Coordinator
905-472-2200 x 227

Medical students


All medical student elective applications must be processed and approved by the Electives Office, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Information regarding elective procedures and the online application is available at AFMCPortal. Click on “University of Toronto”.

At the University of Toronto, the minimum period for an elective is two weeks and the maximum period for an elective is four weeks. There are no exceptions.

Fourth year University of Toronto students: Please apply online via ROUTE on MedSIS.

Find out more information about University of Toronto electives.

Transition To Residency (TTR)

Fourth year University of Toronto medical students will use the final 14 weeks of their MD training to bring together many of the concepts they have learned about functioning as doctors and put them into practice in real world settings through their choice of electives.


Residents and fellows from other universities (non-University of Toronto) must apply and register their elective request with the Postgraduate Medical Education Office.

For medical education assistance and additional information, please contact:

Education Coordinator

Rotation Comments:

At Oak Valley Health, we highly value the feedback we receive from our medical students, and it helps us achieve our vision. Many students have expressed that we have excellent teachers and an ideal learning environment.

It’s a pleasure to share some of the comments we have received from our elective medical students/residents:

“A fantastic supervisor ensuring I had daily support. Even on days where he wasn’t in hospital or was post-call he would call or text me to ensure I had appropriate O.R. list & supervision for the following day.”

“The O.R. team is AMAZING, the nurses, surgeons and anaesthetists were VERY welcoming and interested in both teaching me and learning from me as I come from a different institution. I would recommend this rotation to any resident.”

“I had a lovely time during my two-week family medicine elective at Markham Stouffville Hospital and hopefully I will be able to come back for residency.”

“I am so grateful for everything I learned from her during this elective. Uxbridge Hospital had some of the nicest staff I have ever come across. From doctors to nurses, everybody was very helpful which made for an extremely pleasant environment.”