Q: I am looking for a family doctor. Do you have information on
new Doctors opening up practices in Montreal?
A: You should call a CLSC in your area and they will refer
you to a family doctor.
The phone number of the Association des CLSC is 514-931-1448
Q: Where can I go to find out about available hotel accommodations in
A: McGill University Travel Services has negotiated special arrangements
with five official hotels located in the Downtown area, all within
walking distance of the main campus. To obtain the reduced rates,
please mention McGill University when making your reservation.
Q: I am having
technical problems with the online
application: ie logs me out for security reasons, drop down lists are
A: For any site specific technical problems please contact
Q: What is the registration process for
trainees taking the Epidemiology courses?
A: In February, Residents
are able to register in the epidemiology courses offered in the summer
session via Minerva. For additional information, please consult
their website at:
Q: Where can I go to have my
A: You must present
your original document and the photocopy to a notary or lawyer, who
will certify that the copy is a true copy of the original.
document must include all of the following:
signature(s) of the person(s) authorized or
b) the signature of a
or lawyer witnessing the signature(s), and
impression of his or her official
Please note that original or certified documents will not be returned; the documents
you submit become the property of McGill University.
You must also provide us with an official translation of documents
written in a language other than English or French, that is, a
translation bearing the seal of an official translator. Separate
translations must be attached to each corresponding document.
Q: Does the McGill bookstore
sell books to prep for the MCCEE?
A: You could obtain these books at the McGill bookstore:
3420 McTavish Street.
You could also check this link of the Medical Council of Canada for a
self assessment evaluation:
The Medical Council of Canada
Office of the Registrar, Suite 300
2283 Boul. St. Laurent
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3H7
Tel : 1-613-521-6012
Fax : 1-613-521-9417
Q: Where does a student go
to get an updated work permit and what documents should s/he bring?
A: The McGill PostGraduate
Education Office emails the
resident with a set of instructions detailing how to renew a work
permit (please note that these instructions vary depending on the
resident's situation). Also note that it usually takes
three to four months to receive a work permit from the government. Upon
receiving the work permit, the resident must send a copy to the
Postgraduate Medical Education Office to ensure that their training is
Residents are responsible for ensuring that their work permit is valid as they will not be able to work with expired
Q: What should a trainee do
if they have implied status, while they await receipt of their new work
permit, when their old work permit expires?
They should apply for private insurance coverage:
As soon as they receive their new work permit, they
should apply for Medicare. They will need to maintain private
coverage until such a time as their Medicare card is issued.
They are responsible for all medical expenses until
such a time as they have obtained coverage of the private insurance
of the Medicare.
Q: I am
inquiring about the required language training and proof of French
The Postgraduate Medical Education office
does not have a requirement for French Language proficiency since we are
an English teaching facility. However patient contact is approximately
If you are interested in French
Language programs offered at McGill University please contact our
English and French Language Center :
is the procedure for sending a trainee to a non-McGill accredited site?
A: Any resident wanting to do a non-accredited
elective must fill out a form, have their program director
approve. And fax the form to Postgraduate medical education.
All requests must be made 3 months prior to the start date of the
is the procedure for allowing an IMG to take an “elective” at McGill?
Only international medical
graduates who are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada,
and who are registered in a residency program elsewhere in Canada, can
submit an elective request. All elective requests
must be approved by the McGill Postgrad Office in order to occur.
does a student go to get an updated work permit and what documents
should s/he bring?
The McGill Postgraduate Education Office handles the
application process for the CAQ and joint letter, which are the two
documents, needed to obtain the Work Permit. Once McGill receives these
two documents from the government, they are emailed to the resident with
a set of instructions detailing how to renew the Work Permit (please
note that these instructions vary depending on the resident’s
situation). Also note that it usually takes two to three months to
receive the Work Permit from the government. Upon receiving the Work
Permit, the resident must send a copy to the Postgraduate Medical
Education Office to ensure that their training is not interrupted.
Residents are responsible for ensuring that all their documents are
valid as they will not be able to work with expired documents.
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