Bursary Awards

The Department of Pediatrics offers two bursary awards for postgraduate training in a subspecialty residency program or fellowship program. These departmental funded awards allow selected candidates to further their knowledge and acquire expertise in their field of concentration.

Bursary Awards Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

Alan Ross Academic Bursary Award

The Alan Ross Academic Bursary Award is available each year to successful applicants pursuing postgraduate training in a pediatric specialty after having completed three years of core training in pediatrics, or equivalent. Successful candidates will intend to pursue an academic career in pediatrics upon completion of training. This award is for physicians who will be training mostly in research and who might have a varying degree of clinical contact.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Alan Ross Academic Bursary Award requires 70% research time throughout a two-year training period. Candidates seeking subspecialty certification will not be eligible for this bursary as the clinical time throughout a program may not satisfy the minimum requirements of an accrediting body. For example, for the Adolescent Medicine program the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Canada requires the equivalent of 15 months (out of a total 24 months) of direct clinical experience.

Bursary Award: $55,000/year, no benefits
Length of funding: Maximum 2 years

Application Process:

  1. Interested applicants must advise the Program Director of their intention to apply to the program.
  2. Applicants must be qualify for and apply to a Pediatric Residency or Fellowship program. To determine your application route please visit: Postgraduate and Medical Education - How to Apply.
  3. Submit the Alan Ross Bursary Award application form and all required documents (listed below) to Sally Crawford, Administrative and Student Affairs Coordinator (peds.admin [at] muhc.mcgill.ca (Email)).

Documents to be submitted by the APPLICANT:

 

Deadline for Applicants is March 1st (for a July 2020 start date)

 

​Documents to be submitted by the PROGRAM DIRECTOR/RESEARCH SUPERVISOR:

 

Deadline for Program Directors is March 30th

 

Clinical Bursary Awards in Pediatrics

The Clinical Bursary Award in Pediatrics is available each year to successful applicants who wish to pursue postgraduate training in a pediatric specialty after having completed 3 years of core training in pediatrics or its equivalent. The successful candidates will intend to pursue an academic career in pediatrics, upon completion of their training. A majority of the training will consist of clinical work.

Bursary Award: $55,000/year, no benefits
Length of funding: Maximum 2 years

Application Process:

  1. Interested applicants must advise the Program Director of their intention to apply to the program.
  2. Applicants must be qualify for and apply to a Pediatric Residency or Fellowship program. To determine your application route please visit: Postgraduate and Medical Education - How to Apply.
  3. Submit the Clinical Bursary Award application form and all required documents (listed below) to Sally Crawford, Administrative and Student Affairs Coordinator (peds.admin [at] muhc.mcgill.ca (Email)).

Documents to be submitted by the APPLICANT:

 

Deadline for applicants is March 1st (for a July 2020 start date)

 

Documents to be submitted by the PROGRAM DIRECTOR:

 

Deadline for Program Directors is March 30th

Eligibility

To be eligible for a bursary award, applicants to a Pediatric subspecialty residency program or Pediatric fellowship program must fall under one of the following categories:

  • Graduates of Canadian Medical Schools (non-Quebec)
  • International Medical doctors who are graduates of medical schools listed in the FAIMER Directory who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada

 

Interested applicants should refer to Postgraduate Medical Education Admissions for complete eligibility criteria and immigration protocols.

 

Selection Committees

Clinical Bursary Award in Pediatrics

Dr. Laurie Plotnick, Chair
Dr. Ilana Bank
Dr. Tiscar Cavalle
Dr. Ronald Gottesman
Dr. Preetha Krishnamoorthy
Dr. Elisa Ruano-Cea
Dr. Terry Sigman

Dr. Robert Sternszus
Dr. Olivia Tse
 

Alan Ross Academic Bursary Award

Dr. Patricia Fontela, Chair
Dr. Cynthia Goodyer
Dr. Indra Gupta
Dr. Guilherme Sant'Anna


 

Recipients

2019-2020 start (selected in 2018)

Clinical Bursary Awards
Dr. Marina Mir-Parramon, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Dr. Lona Mwenda, Pediaric Critical Care

Alan Ross Academic Bursary Award
Dr. Angeliki Marki, Pediatric Endocrinology

2018-2019 start (selected in 2017)

Clinical Bursary Awards
Dr. Keren Nathan, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Dr. Monica Quiros, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Alan Ross Academic Bursary Award
Dr. Kayur Mehta, Pediatric Infectious Diseases