Important Information For Medical Learners

Applications, complete with supporting documentation must be received no less than FOUR WEEKS in advance of clinical start date.  Incomplete applications will NOT be processed.

All inquires regarding clinical elective placements should be emailed to or 613-345-5649 ext. 1221.


The following items must be completed prior to commencing a Clinical Rotation at Brockville General Hospital.

· Complete Clinical Electives Application Form
· Communicable Disease / Immunization Records Submitted & Approved
· Mask Fit Testing - current within two (2) years
· Clear CPIC (Criminal Reference Check)
· Hospital Orientation
· Brockville General Hospital Photo ID
· Systems Access / Training (as required/ requested by preceptor)

All inquiries regarding Immunization requirements / records should be directed to the Occupational Health Department 613-345-5649 x1174

Download Orientation Manual - Click Here

How to Arrange an Elective

Contact the Departmental Chief appropriate to your area of interest to discuss learning objectives and confirm preceptor availability (list of Chiefs /Contact info attached / provided)

Return completed Electives Application Form and all supporting documentation by email to or by fax 613-345-8305.

We will obtain the Signature of Supervising / Preceptor Physician for you.

List of Chiefs / Contact Info

Chief of Anesthesia (Interim)

Dr. Hoi Kwan Lee

613-345-5649 x1350

Chief of Community-Based Family Practice (Acting)

Chief of Palliative, Long Term and Complex Continuing Care

Chief of Diagnostic Imaging

Dr. Jonathan Lasich

613 345 5649 x1256

Chief of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Leisa Shenfield

613-345-5649 x1160

Chief of Hospitalist Medicine

Dr. Shalini Sharma

Chief of Internal Medicine

Dr. Jamie Hynd


Chief of Maternal Child Care (Co-chiefs)

Dr. Kristin Finkenzeller


Dr. Tammy LeRiche


Chief of Pathology

Dr. Nagib Yassa

613-345-5649 x1322

Chief of Psychiatry

Dr. Robert Malone

613-345-5649 x2644

Chief of Rehab Medicine

Dr. Stephen Bagg


Chief of Surgery

Dr. Bill Redmond


Midwives Contact

Heather Mason

Physician Assistants

Tim Ralph, PA

Foreign Students


(1)   Verification of English Language Proficiency

·         Applicants must be fluent in English with a  TOEFL computer score of at >  237  or a letter from the Medical School attesting to proficiency in English.

(2)   Letter from the Medical School  Under / Post graduate Dean

·         Stating that the student is in good standing at the University and testifying to the student’s level of training and abilities

·         Stating that this is an officially sanctioned / approved  clinical elective rotation

·         Identifying  the exact dates/ time period of the clinical elective

·         Identifying a contact person at the University of origin who is directly responsible for the student during the elective period and to whom preceptor concerns may be directed as necessary

·         Detailing the clinical learning objectives of the elective

·         Detailing the evaluation criteria (an evaluation tool must be provided for preceptor to complete and return to the school of origin at the conclusion of the elective period).  

(3)  Police Records Check

·         Police Record Check on file at the home institution must confirm that there are no criminal convictions, no outstanding charges, and that the person has not been involved in any police incidents related to the 5 year address history provided by the person.

(4) Liability / Malpractice Insurance

·         a copy of the student’s liability / malpractice insurance certificate

·         A letter from the insurer that expressly states that coverage provided is applicable in Province of Ontario, Canada. All cases will be assessed and tried in the Province of Ontario

(5)   Proof of Personal Health Insurance

(6)   Immigration Medical Exam 

·         A Canadian Immigration Medical Exam is required for  visiting international students

·         Medical examination requirements for visitors (tourists, students and temporary foreign workers) 

·         Plan to have this exam carried out 2 months in advance of your elective in order to ensure availability of results

Post Graduate Electives

International Medical Graduates must be registered with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. See link below.

CPSO Registration Applications & Forms

Note: The Brockville General Hospital, or the supervising physician(s) reserves the right to cancel / discontinue the clinical elective rotation at anytime prior to or during the elective period, should  they have any concern re: student competence / patient safety. The hospital / precepting physicians will not be responsible for any costs incurred by the student due to cancellation of the elective.


Accommodation - Learners are responsible for arranging their own accommodation.

Contact :
Regional Education,
School of Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences
Queen's University
21 Arch Street
Ambramsky Hall, Room 220
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Phone: (613) 533-6000 Ext: 78453
St. Lawrence College Residence
2288 Parkdale Ave.
Brockville, Ontario
K6V 5X3
Tel: (613) 345-0452
Bed and Breakfast accommodation is also available close to the hospital.