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(Main Site) 421 Greenbrook Drive | Unit #23B | Kitchener | Ontario | N2M 4K1 | PHONE: (519) 578-3510 | FAX: (519) 578-6040

About Our Academic Program

New Vision has a strong commitment to teaching and learning, and believes that by doing so, we foster recruitment to Family Health Teams in general, and to New Vision in particular. At the present time, our learners include resident physicians, undergraduate medical students, nurse practitioner and nursing students, dietitian students, clinical pharmacy students, social work students and medical reception students.

We assure you that no one is required to see one of our students without physician review. Nevertheless we trust that you will welcome and accept students and resident physicians to your Family Health Team. 

Our Education Coordinator

New Vision has an Education Coordinator, Sara Dhooma, who helps learners tailor their family medicine education to meet their needs, while arranging multi-disciplinary opportunities for all students. Clinical and multi-disciplinary rounds are conducted on a monthly basis to offer students additional opportunities for teaching, as well as provide all team members with continued medical education.

Please contact Sara at sara@newvisionhealth.ca for further information.

Medical Residents & Medical Students

In line with New Vision’s mission for providing high-quality family centered care in a multi-disciplinary approach, we have developed partnerships with a variety of educational institutions.  All of our physicians and Inter-professional health providers play a role in teaching and student support.

In addition to family practice medical residents, New Vision is also involved in the training of medical students from McMaster, Western and Toronto Faculties of Medicine.

Working with students and residents provides many opportunities. Your physicians are challenged by bright, young, eager minds who are aware of the most recent guidelines for medical care. They, in turn, see medical practice as done by a physician with years of experience in the art of medicine. Working together, with our patients, we hope to provide the best possible care. An added bonus of our affiliation with students is that they often return to the community and to the organization where they were taught. Dr. Karen Cameron, Dr. Martin Kane and Dr. Yidersal Gebeyehu were once students here. Each of them have become valued colleagues.

We assure you that no one is required to see one of our students without physician review. Nevertheless, we trust that you will welcome and accept students and resident physicians to your Family Health Team.

Interdisciplinary Health Professional (IHP) Students

At the present time our interdisciplinary health students include nurse practitioners and nursing students, dietitian students, pharmacy students and social work students. We have established linkages with McMaster University, University of Western Ontario and Asthabasca University programs for Nurse Practitioners, the Conestoga College Nursing Program, University of Guelph Nutrition Program, University of Waterloo Pharmacy Program, as well as Wilfred Laurier University Masters of Social Work Program.

We view teaching as a privilege and as a responsibility. Exposing learners to the concepts and practices of primary care reform gives them a vision of what we think can be best practices as interdisciplinary care is modeled for our learners.