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For patients: 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, and social work 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.

For learners: 

New Vision has an Education Coordinator who helps learners in our Family Health Team. If you are interested in a placement at New Vision or would like more information about our Teaching Program, please email:

All placements are conducted at our Greenbrook site. 

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 interdisciplinary 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, Dr. Yidersal Gebeyehu, and Dr. Sarah Gimbel were once students here. Each of them have become valued colleagues.

At the present time, our interdisciplinary health students include nurse practitioners, dietitian students, pharmacy students and social work students. We have established linkages with McMaster University, University of Western Ontario and Athabasca 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 modelled for our learners.