[Definitions of a resident]
A simple definition of Residency is training that is recognized by one of the following two bodies.
The Faculty of Health Sciences offers 59 postgraduate medical education training programs leading to certification. McMaster's residency programs are all accredited by either The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or The College of Family Physicians of Canada.
In order that an application be considered Eligible, the individual must meet the requirements of the licensing authority - The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario - as well as the program's own admissions criteria.
[Definitions of a fellow]
Fellowship is training that is post-residency or post-certification. Fellowship training is not recognized by The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, unless the trainee is registered in an AFC Diploma Program.
In order that an application be considered eligible, the individual must meet the requirements of the licensing authority — The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario - as well as the program's own admission criteria.
The Postgraduate Office does not have funding for fellowships. Funding must be obtained by the candidate through outside agencies/departmental funding, etc.
[Policy on Self-funded/Unfunded Fellowships]
How to Apply
International (visa) applicants with Foreign Government Sponsorship must apply through their sponsorship bureau and not directly to programs or the Postgraduate Office.
Applicants outside of the Foreign Government Sponsorship group should apply to the Postgraduate Office: McMaster University, Postgraduate Medical Education, MDCL 3101, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5
*Note: Only complete applications will be sent to programs for consideration
- McMaster Postgraduate Application Form
- CV (include date of birth)
- Copy of Medical Degree
- Copy of Medical School Transcripts
- Copy of either Medical Council of Canada Evaluation Exam results or copy of Certificate of Specialty
- Government/Hospital/other agency letter of sponsorship
- Goals and Objectives Form (the program will provide this to the Postgraduate Office)
- Letter of Reference (if required by program)