General Internal Medicine Residency Program

Welcome to the McGill General Internal Medicine (GIM) Program website!  

We hope that you find the information on this website useful.  It contains information for applicants to the program, as well as for residents completing their GIM training at McGill.

For those of you coming to this website for information to guide you in your subspecialty applications: the McGill University General Internal Medicine Program welcomes applicants to its two-year subspecialty training program in General Internal Medicine! The Residency Program fully meets the accreditation requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as well as the Collège des médecins du Québec. A resident may apply to the General Internal Medicine Program on successful completion of three years of core Internal Medicine training.

The program is tailored to the individual resident based on his or her identified need to pursue a career in either Academic or Community GIM; this goal can (and often does!) change during the course of training. In addition to core clinical rotations in Perioperative medicine, Obstetrical medicine, GIM clinic,  Critical care medicine, Non-invasive cardiac testing, Community hospital internal medicine, Junior Attending, and GIM Consultation service, the program has a vigorous academic curriculum.  The formal academic curriculum includes a weekly academic seminar series, procedural skills training at the McGill University Simulation Center, workshops on career development/job hunting, and journal clubs. In addition, the longitudinally-integrated Clinical Scholars Program is a parallel two-year program that provides training, support, and mentorship to trainees to acquire skills and experience in scholarly activity and health care research. The curriculum includes seminars, workshops, and a mentored scholarly project.  Residents have the opportunity to present their projects in the context of an annual provincial GIM inter-university research day.  Residents also have opportunities to pursue interests in aboriginal and international health, including clinical rotations with GIM faculty in these domains.  Finally, residents have the opportunity to pursue advanced procedural training such as Level 1 or 2 certified echocardiography training, bronchoscopy or digestive endoscopy during their second year of training.

The clinical activities of the Division of General Internal Medicine at McGill University, which constitute the educational platform for many of the core rotations, are offered at four hospital sites: McGill University Health Centre (Royal Victoria Hospital, Montréal General Hospital, Montréal Neurological Hospital and Lachine Hospital), Jewish General Hospital, and St. Mary’s Hospital Centre. There are 50 Division members who are active across the inspiring and awesome breadth of GIM. Members have expertise in hypertension, thrombosis medicine, vascular medicine, obstetrical medicine, perioperative medicine, tropical medicine, diabetes, cardiac rehabilitation, GIM consultation in remote/rural communities, medical education, quality improvement and many aspects of research (health outcomes, cardiovascular, clinical trials, etc.). Opportunities exist for residents to pursue further training in these areas in their second year of fellowship.

If you are considering applying to our program, we hope that you find the information on this website useful. Please feel free to contact us for additional information.  Thank you in advance for your interest in the program!

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Willemot MD, CM, FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
General Internal Medicine Program Director
McGill University

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