The Cardiac Surgery Residency Training Program is a six year program that will fulfill specialty certification requirements for cardiac surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Collège des médecins du Québec. The training takes place within the McGill University Health Centre institutions, including the Montreal Children's, the Montreal General and Royal Victoria Hospitals.
The first three years are core residency specially designed for cardiac surgery which includes an academic year (2nd year) and in general devoted to cardiac surgical research. The resident may enroll in the Master of Science in Surgical Research Degree Program. This training fulfills the requirements for the Principles of Surgery examination by the Royal College. In the fourth year, the resident rotates through cardiac surgery, vascular surgery and trauma as a senior resident; while in the fifth and sixth years, he/she will be chief resident in the pediatric cardiac surgery and general thoracic surgical services for six months each, and in adult cardiac surgery for twelve months.
Canadian medical school graduates eligible for the CaRMS Match Program should apply for residency through this program.