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Education

Medical Students and Medical Residents

DoctorexaminesMRIBruyère provides a wide range of vital programs and services, and specializes in compassionate health care for some of the most vulnerable people in our community: the frail elderly, people with chronic and terminal illness, and persons with disabilities.

Your educational experience at Bruyère is a priority of all our staff and faculty. At Bruyère you will work with teachers that are engaged and available to help you make the most of your time here.

Care of the Elderly

The Care of the Elderly Program provides services to community-dwelling seniors who have experienced a recent decline in their health and overall functional status. These services are designed to optimize their well-being, function, and quality of life, with a specific focus on interventions allowing them to remain in their own homes.

Our Care of the Elderly Program includes:

  • The John and Jennifer Ruddy Geriatric Day Hospital;
  • Bruyère Memory Program
  • In-Patient Geriatric Rehabilitation Program
  • Care of the Elderly Shared-Care Family Health Team Clinic
  • Geriatric Assessment Outreach Team

 

Each Resident and Student will be assigned to a physician preceptor for their rotation, and will participate in the daily activities of that physician’s inter-professional team.


The Geriatric Rehabilitation Service (GRS) is located on Levels 3 and 6 at Elizabeth Bruyère Hospital (EBH) at 43 Bruyère Street. The Geriatric Day Hospital (GDH) is located on Level 4Y at Elisabeth Bruyère Hospital, above the 75 Bruyeèe Street entrance. Each team has an associated physician and an inter-professional team of Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Speech Pathology, Neuro-Psychology, Recreation Therapy, Pharmacy and Dietician.

 

 

Contact Information 

Dr. Margaret Thompson

Medical Education Coordinator for the Department of Care of the Elderly
mthomson@bruyere.org

Micheline Sabourin
Administrative Assistant, Chief of Department, Care of the Elderly, Medical Affairs
613-562-6262, ext. 4066
misabour@bruyere.org

Complex Medical Care

Bruyère is the sole provider of complex medical care in Ottawa. This program aims to improve and maintain function for patients with complex care needs by providing them with required services. The interprofessional health care team works closely with patients and families to develop an individualized care plan. When a patient no longer needs complex continuing care, or has completed the treatment offered, the interprofessional care team will assist the patient in arranging the care and services that are necessary, whether the patient is returning home or moving to another facility.

 

Each Resident and Student will be assigned to a physician preceptor for their rotation, and will participate in the daily activities of that physician’s inter-professional team.


The Department of Complex Medical Care is located at Saint-Vincent’s Hospital, at 60 Cambridge Street North, Levels 2 to 5 North and South. Each team has an associated physician and an inter-professional team of Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Speech Pathology, Recreation Therapy, Pharmacy and Dietician.

 

 Orientation information

Contact Information

Dr. Jonah Marek
Educational Coordinator, Complex Medical Care
JMarek@bruyere.org

Rose Ireland
Medical Affairs Administrative Assistant, Complex Medical Care
613-562-6262 x3575
RIreland@bruyere.org

Family Medicine

Bruyère Family Medicine Centre

The Bruyère Family Medicine Centre is a site of the Bruyère Academic Family Health Team. Our staff and faculty are dedicated to providing excellent comprehensive care to patients, education and development for health professionals and socially-responsive research. We work closely with organizations that help under-serviced populations, such as St. Mary’s Home for young families, May Court Hospice, The Mission (for homeless men) and refugee organizations.

We also offer: 

  • Bilingual primary care services in collaboration with allied health professionals including: social workers, pharmacist, dietitian, mental health team, diabetes educators, kinesiologist
  • A creative, learner-centered and collaborative environment.
  • PGY-3 in global health, under-serviced populations and social justice.
  • Two clinical teams, each with nurses, nurse practitioners, clinic navigators, and physicians, both attending and resident.


Primrose Family Medicine Centre

The Primrose Family Medicine Centre is a site of the Bruyère Academic Family Health Team. We have a dynamic and friendly team of physicians and allied health professionals working and learning together in a multidisciplinary teaching environment.

The Primrose Family Medicine Centre’s curriculum is comprehensive. It offers residents opportunities to provide continuous patient care. We strive to provide a flexible postgraduate training program in a bilingual environment that gives our graduates the confidence to function well in any setting.

Our program strives to instill a patient-centered and holistic approach to family medicine. We emphasize the importance of seeing and understanding the patient in their social context. We also help residents consolidate and improve clinical skills, medical knowledge and diagnostic acumen. Our multidisciplinary team approach includes a team of allied health professionals for consultation and teaching purposes.

Contact Information

Bruyère Coordinator
Madona Buffett
(613) 241-3344 ext. 5344
dfmbruyerecoordinator@bruyere.org

Bruyère Administrative Assistant

Nathalie Le Saulnier
(613) 241-3344 ext. 4454
nlesaulnier@bruyere.org

Primrose Coordinator

Karen Hopkins
(613) 230-7788 ext. 3228
primrosecoordinator@bruyere.org

Palliative Medicine

Bruyère’s Palliative Care Program has earned an international reputation for excellence.
Our Palliative Care program is dedicated to relieving suffering and enhancing the quality of life for people living with life-threatening illnesses. Our interprofessional team partners with the University of Ottawa to offer high quality clinical care and advance knowledge in palliative medicine. Our Palliative Care program includes:

Inpatient services

An academic Palliative Care Unit that is the largest in Canada and is a leading voice for advancing care and improving the quality of life for patients and their loved ones facing life-threatening illness.. Our focus is on compassionate care, evidence-based interventions, pain and symptom management, and quality of life assurance.

Outpatient services

The Regional Palliative Consultation Team (RPCT) is a partnership between Bruyère and the Champlain Community Care Access Centre which supports health care professionals caring for palliative patients in community environments, such as patient’s homes and long-term care facilities.
 

At you Palliative Medicine rotation at Bruyère, you will be placed on either the in-patient Palliative Care Unit (PCU) or with the Regional Palliative Consultation Team (RPCT). Palliative Medicine Medical Learners will receive an Orientation Manual (see links below) and a call schedule (applicable to residents/fellows) approximately one month prior to the start of their rotation which includes all necessary information and documents.

 

Orientation Resources 

 

Contact Information

Sarah Marsaw, CMEA
43, rue Bruyère St. Room 284-J, Ottawa, ON K1N 5C8
tel:  613-562-6262, ext./poste 4007

Email: PMRP@bruyere.org

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Bruyère is the region’s largest single site provider of inpatient, academic, rehabilitation.
The main goal of the program is to improve the patient’s daily functional abilities through assessment and treatment of physical, cognitive, medical and social issues.


Our Rehabilitation Care Program includes:

  • Stroke rehabilitation;
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinic;
  • Ambulatory Stroke Rehabilitation Service;
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Stroke Unit.

 

Contact Information 

Julie Oleynik

Administrative Assistant
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Tel: 613-562-6262 ext. 4064
joleynik@bruyere.org