For general inquiries, please contact:

Program Coordinator

Tania Baricevic
baricevt@mcmaster.ca
905.525.9140 x 22356
905.522.9507

Public Health & Preventive Medicine

Healthy babies

Immunization

Food and nutrition

Immunization

Breast feeding

Application Process

Applying to Our Program

There are several application routes to entering our program. The appropriate application route will depend on one's education and training.

Routes to Entry for Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents

1. Applicants who have never completed any residency (postgraduate) training before should apply through the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS).

Both Canadian Medical Graduates (graduates of accredited Canadian or U.S. medical schools) as well as International Medical Graduates (graduates from unaccredited medical schools) may apply.

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2. Applicants who have completed partial or full residency training in Canada but are not licensed to practice may be eligible to apply through the CaRMS process in the second iteration.

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3. Applicants who have completed partial or full residency training outside of Canada but are not licensed to practice may be considered through the Repatriation Program run by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care or may be eligible to apply through the CaRMS process in the second iteration.

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4. Applicants who have completed residency training (in Canada or elsewhere) and are currently licensed and practicing medicine in Canada should apply for a Re-Entry Training Position.

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Route to Entry for Applicants Under Visa/Work Authorization Permit

Applicants not planning to work in Canada upon completion of residency may be eligible to apply with external sponsorship (funding).

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Applying through CaRMS

McMaster University offers two streams of training in Public Health and Preventive Medicine through the CaRMS process: one stream leads tocertification in Public Health and Preventive Medicine; the other stream leads to dual certification in both Public Health and Preventive Medicine and Family Medicine. Both training streams are normally 5 years in length. One may apply to either or both streams. However, applicants will be considered only for the stream(s) to which they applied.

More information on the CaRMS process may be found at their web page:

Contact Information

Tania Baricevic
Program Coordinator
Public Health & Preventive Medicine Residency Program
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West, HSC 2C2
Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5
Tel: (905) 525-9140, ext. 22356
Email address: baricevt@mcmaster.ca