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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
email: assoc@clsc-chsld.qc.ca

Q: Where can I go to find out about available hotel accommodations in Montreal?
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.
http://www.mcgill.ca/ancillary/travel/hotels/

Q: I am having technical problems with the online application: ie logs me out for security reasons, drop down lists are blank?
A:
For any site specific technical problems please contact Undergraduate Admission: http://www.mcgill.ca/applying/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: www.epi.mcgill.ca

Q: Where can I go to have my documents certified?:
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.

A certified document must include all of the following:

a) authenticated signature(s) of the person(s) authorized or required to sign it, and

b) the signature of a notary public or lawyer witnessing the signature(s), and

c) an impression of his or her official seal.

N. B.  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: https//www.mcc.ca/SelfAssessment/english/Introduction.html.
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 not interrupted.
Residents are responsible for ensuring that their work permit is valid as they will not be able to work with expired work permits.

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: http://www.medicine.mcgill.ca/postgrad/registrationinof_healthinsurance.htm.

  • 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 proficiency?
A: 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 60% French. 
If you are interested in French Language programs offered at McGill University please contact our English and French Language Center : http://www.mcgill.ca/eflc/

Q: What 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 elective
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Q: What is the procedure for allowing an IMG to take an “elective” at McGill?
A: 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.

Q: Where 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.

 

This page was last edited on 05 June, 2014