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The McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences is one of six faculties at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Established in 1966, it was the fifth medical school in Ontario. Today, the Health Sciences Centre houses both the university’s Faculty of Health Sciences administrative offices and its affiliated teaching hospitals.
University Health SciencesThe McMaster University Health Sciences Centre opened in 1972 to provide health care in Hamilton’s growing west end. The building also houses the McMaster Children's Hospital, the second largest children’s hospital in the province. In 1979, the Health Sciences Centre amalgamated with Chedoke Hospitals to become Chedoke-McMaster Hospitals.
Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL)The School of Medicine was established in 1965 and was renamed the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine in 2004 in honour of philanthropist and entrepreneur Michael G. DeGroote. Highlights of the building include Canada’s only university human vector lab, the Robert E. Fitzhenry Vector Laboratory.
Affiliated Hospitals In 1997, Chedoke-McMaster Hospitals amalgamated with Hamilton Civic Hospitals to form Hamilton Health Sciences. Today, the faculty is affiliated with eight teaching hospitals.
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