Manitoulin  Island  Clinical  Teachers'  association

Local Education Group

About Us

Manitoulin Local Education Group (LEG) members are physician clinical faculty of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) who practice and teach on Manitoulin Island.  We offer unique and innovative medical education to visiting learners at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels, and are also actively involved in continuing medical education, as well as research and scholarship.

LEG Board of Directors

  • Shelagh McRae, MD, CCFP, FCFP

       - LEG Lead Physician

  • Mike Bedard, MD, CCFP

  • ​Anne McDonald, MD, CCFP

  • Maryna Harelnikava, MD, CCFP 

Our Work

We are committed to offering dynamic and locally delivered medical education, aiming to engage learners in this one-of-a-kind rural rotation.  Students visiting beautiful Manitoulin Island join our preceptors in clinics, Indigenous outreach centres, nursing homes, and hospitals, while also having opportunities to participate in educational events, and research endeavours.

Membership Benefits

  • Funding and administrative support for research projects

  • Additional payment for clinical teaching

  • ​Participation in CME session design & delivery

  • Free attendance at MICTA LEG events 

  • Connection with other LEG networks