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Canadian Graduates of Canadian Medical Schools (non Quebec)
(Non-Ministry Funded Positions)

Canadian graduates of Canadian Medical schools other than the four Quebec Faculties are also eligible to apply for a residency non-ministry funded position.

The Collège des médecins du Québec verifies the equivalence of all medical degrees issued by a Canadian medical school outside of Quebec and by all American medical schools. This is required in order for the CMQ to issue the resident training card, which is required in order to be able to train in Quebec hospitals.  Please consult them directly for information ( 

Extensions of training are not automatic and can only be considered for valid pedagogical reasons, pending renewal of eligibility. Please contact your Program Director 12 months in advance.

Please note that in order for a physician to be able to be considered for a fellowship (post residency training) they must hold a specialty certificate from a Board or College (eg: in order to be able to apply for the Cognitive / Behavioral Neurology Fellowship applicants should be Neurology Specialist).


Candidates must apply via the McGill On-Line Application, and submit the application documents listed below to the: Postgrad Admissions, Postgraduate Medical Education, McGill University, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, 6th floor, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1Y6. Only official copies or photocopies of documents will be accepted. Incomplete files will not be considered.  Files of eligible selected applicants will be transmitted by the Postgrad Admissions office to the Program Director. Documents submitted to McGill University in support of an application to be admitted, including, but not limited to transcripts, diplomas, letters of reference and test scores (in paper or electronic format), become the property of McGill University and will not be returned to the applicant or forwarded to another institution.

*Application deadlines for the 2016-2017 academic year are as follows:

Residency Non-Ministry Funded Positions:

Pediatric Subspecialty Residency programs: March 1, 2015

  PGY-1 Residency programs: August 15, 2015

Medical Subspecialty Residency programs: September 01, 2015

Fellowship programs: September 01, 2015

All programs start July 1st each year.

1.  Copy of the doctor of medicine diploma (MD).

2.  Copies of certificates held (i.e. MCC's and/or USMLE).

3. It is the applicant's responsibility to have the referees send three (3) letters of reference directly to the Postgraduate Medical Education Office.

4. A brief curriculum vitae.

5. Official Copies of attestations/in-training evaluations for all previous postgraduate training (where applicable). sent directly to us by your program/site director's office or home faculty.  Only official copies of Web evaluations sent to us directly from your program/site directors' office or home Faculty will be accepted.

6. Letter of standing from the previous Program Director, attesting to the trainee's performance.

7. Sponsorship Letter: Acceptable Scholarships can be granted by a government, a scientific or international organization, a University, Faculty of Medicine.  All other scholarships (for example, self-funding) will be refused.  Unfunded training is not possible.  The minimum acceptable bursary is the equivalent of the R-1 Salary (approximately $43,000 dollars per year).  Additionally scholarships must cover the tuition fees and other student fees. Please consult the appropriate section for information on this:  Registration Information.  All other sources of funding will be refused.    Scholarships should also cover any acceptable extension of training (approved by the Associate Dean). Funding (salary and tuition fees) must be provided in the case of any probation or academic difficulty for a period of up to 6 months.  

8. Copy of Proof of Citizenship:  You must submit a copy of your proof of citizenship. Please consult the following link to determine the documents that must be submitted as official proof The University must be notified of any change of legal status in Canada by the trainee.

9.  A personal statement, which clearly outlines why the applicant wishes to apply to the program.

This page was last edited on 08 July, 2015