CAGS Resident Handbook 2022-2023 (PDF) 

The General Surgery Residency Program at McGill University has a long history of excellence in surgical training and research. Graduates of the program are found around the globe, specialists in the field of General Surgery and all subspecialty areas. Our graduates are successful at obtaining highly competitive fellowship positions and are well-prepared to take on all academic and career challenges. Graduates are eligible to be certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Surgery. Our faculty are highly skilled surgeons who are recognized for their contributions to resident education, clinical care and research. The training program is under the dedicated supervision of Dr. Sender Liberman (Program Director), Dr. Kate MacKendy (Assistant Program Director), Dr. Paola Fata (Division Director) and Dr. Liane Feldman (Chair of Department of Surgery).

Depending on the interest of individual residents, there is ample opportunity for community surgery rotations, electives in all fields and a robust research program. In the third year of training, some residents can participate in a fully funded research program tailored to their interests. Many residents complete graduate degrees during that time, further enriching their experience. Visit the Surgical Scientist Program website for additional information.

McGill University is one of the world’s premiere universities located in wonderfully diverse and vibrant Montreal. We welcome any inquiries you might have about the program and look forward to having you join us as a resident in the future!
Please address inquiries to Dr. Sender Liberman: GenSurgPD [at]
For more information on applying to residency at McGill: PGME Admissions
For more information on the CaRMS residency matching service: CaRMS

You can listen to Dr. Liberman discuss General Surgery applications on the Saudimdcanada Podcast and Cold Steel Podcast

Main Teaching Centres:

  • McGill University Health Centre
    • Royal Victoria Hospital
    • Montreal General Hospital
    • Lachine Hospital
    • Montreal Children’s Hospital
  • Jewish General Hospital
  • St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Lakeshore General Hospital

Associated Teaching Centres:

  • Centre hospitalier regional de Lanaudière (Joliette)
  • Hôpital de Gatineau
  • Hôpital de Hull
  • Hôpital de Val D’Or


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