The eastern region of Newfoundland and Labrador includes a number of communities on the Avalon, Burin and Bonavista Peninsulas. Eastern, which also includes the St. John’s metro area, is often one of the wettest and foggiest parts of Newfoundland and Labrador, although it is full of historic sites and beautiful rugged terrain, including the infamous East Coast Trail.
The eastern region has the largest number of faculty appointments in Newfoundland and Labrador, with a total of 773. There are 72 physicians located outside the main academic centre in St. John’s who are trained in nine clinical disciplines. Eastern is one of the fastest growing regions, due to the close proximity to St. John’s, and many learners travel within the region for clinical experiences.

In 2019/2020 there were 177 individual rotations outside of St. John’s metro area throughout the eastern region. Broken further, there were 125 undergraduate rotations and 52 postgraduate rotations within the region.

There are opportunities for medical learners at all levels to complete rotations in the eastern region, including pre-clerkship, clerkship and residency education.

Community Phase 2: Community Engagement Phase 3: Black Bag Phase 4: Clerkship Family Medicine Residency Royal College Residency
Arnold’s Cove      
(and area)
Grand Bank      
Burin (and area)  
Old Perlican    
Port Blandford