Graduates of Medical Schools
listed in the FAIMER
Directory, who are not Canadian
citizens or permanent residents of Canada covered under an approved
Exchange Program with their home Government
(Non-Ministry Funded Positions)
Medical doctors who are graduates of Medical
Schools listed in the FAIMER
Directory (Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education
who are not
Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who are covered under an
approved Exchange Program with their home Government may apply as
applicants considered under these exchange programs are channeled to
the office of the Associate Dean by the Government, Embassy or Agency
concerned. We are unable to consider files sent directly by the trainees
or by other physicians on their behalf or files submitted directly to
the program. You are urged to contact your
sponsoring agency for information on the application process, as failure
to do this will negatively impact on your application. Only
trainees accepted via an exchange program may be considered for programs more
than 3 years in length.
Files of eligible selected applicants
will be transmitted to the Program Director by the Postgrad Admissions office. Eligible
selected applicants will be invited for interviews.
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).
Once a physician is accepted
into a postgraduate program, the Postgraduate Medical Education office
of the Faculty of Medicine will submit an application for a letter of
eligibility for postgraduate training in the Province of Quebec to the
Collège des médecins du Québec on his or her behalf; there is a
fee for this
application, which must be paid by the applicant. Final acceptance is conditional upon obtaining
this letter of eligibility as well as meeting the Immigration
Requirements (please see that section for information and fees) if
Extensions of training are
not automatic and can be obtained for valid pedagogical reasons only,
pending renewal of eligibility. Please contact your Program Director 12
months in advance.
Only files received directly
to the Postgrad Admissions office from the sponsor are considered to be
acceptable. All other applications will be refused.
deadlines for the 2015-2016 academic year are as follows:
Residency Non-Ministry Funded Positions:
Subspecialty Residency programs:
March 1, 2015
PGY-1 Residency programs and Medical Subspecialty Residency programs:
August 15, 2014
September 01, 2014
All programs start July 1st each year.
The following documents
sent to the Postgrad Admissions office from the sponsoring agency must accompany the candidate's request:
Official transcript of academic courses in medical school
sent to us directly from your home school and, if applicable, Dean’s
letter of reference.
2. Copy of the Medical Degree.
3. Documents attesting
to postdoctoral training periods (internship, residency, etc.).
4. Three (3)
letters of reference sent directly to your sponsoring agency.
A brief curriculum vitae.
6. A personal
statement, which clearly outlines why the applicant
wishes to apply to the program.
7. Proof of Citizenship:
You must submit a copy of your passport (the page with
personal information and expiry date) for immigration purposes.
The University must be notified of any change of legal status in Canada
by the trainee.
8. Proof of having successfully passed the
Evaluation Exam of the Medical Council of Canada (MCCEE) and/or
USMLE exams (steps 1 and 2).
9. Sponsorship Letter: Proof of
funding granted by the agency concerned and with whom there is an
exchange program in force. Al other funding will be refused.
10. Affidavit to return home: Written commitment to return to the country of
origin at the end of the approved training period. The candidate must
attest to the fact that he/she has no intention to apply for permanent
resident status for the duration of their training at McGill. This
is in order to meet the Provincial Medical Manpower Policies.
Trainees who no longer require a work permit are no longer eligible to
continue training under this quota.
11. Attestations and evaluations of all previous postgraduate training.
Applicants for subspecialty training and fellowship training must
provide a copy of their specialty certificate.
page was last edited on
22 January, 2015