Funding Opportunities

The Department of Pediatrics offers bursary awards for postgraduate training in pediatric subspecialty residency programs and fellowship programs.

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, and covers tuition fees.
Length of funding: Maximum 2 years

Application Process

  1. Interested applicants must advise the Program Director of their intention to apply to the program. Please visit our Residency and Fellowship Programs section for a list of programs offered through the Department of Pediatrics.
  2. Applicants must qualify for and apply to a Pediatric Residency or Fellowship program through McGill University's Postgraduate Medical Education Office. To determine your application route please visit: Postgraduate Medical Education - How to Apply.
  3. Submit the Alan Ross Academic Bursary Award application form and all required documents to peds.admin [at] muhc.mcgill.ca (Sally Crawford), Senior Administrative Coordinator.

APPLICANT - Required Documents

  1. Alan Ross Application Form A 
  2. CV (instructions)
  3. Personal Statement (see Application Form A for instructions)
  4. Research Project Description (see Application Form A for instructions)
  5. Three reference letters - Reference Letter Instructions
    *Note: Reference letters should be submitted with postgraduate application directly through McGill’s Postgraduate Medical Education Office or CaRMS.

Deadline for Applicants: SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 for July 2021 start date

PROGRAM DIRECTOR - Required Documents

  1. Alan Ross Application Form B
  2. Program Director Recommendation Letter (see Application Form B for instructions)
  3. Research Supervisor Recommendation Letter (see Application Form B for instructions)
  4. Research Supervisor Abbreviated CV (instructions)
  5. Document Checklist
  6. Eligibility Criteria Checklist

Deadline for Program Directors: SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 for July 2021 start date

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 Committee

Dr. Patricia Fontela, Chair
Dr. Marc Beltempo
Dr. Indra Gupta
Dr. Aimee Ryan

Evaluation Criteria

Recipients

2020-2021 Start (selected in 2019) - Dr. Yulia Vaisbourd, Pediatric Nephrology
2019-2020 Start (selected in 2018) - Dr. Angeliki Makri, Pediatric Endocrinology
2018-2019 Start (selected in 2017) - Dr. Kayur Mehta, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Clinical Bursary Award 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, and covers tuition fees.
Length of funding: Maximum 2 years

Application Process

  1. Interested applicants must advise the Program Director of their intention to apply to the program. Please visit our Residency and Fellowship Programs section for a list of programs offered through the Department of Pediatrics.
  2. Applicants must qualify for and apply to a Pediatric Residency or Fellowship program through McGill University's Postgraduate Medical Education Office. To determine your application route please visit: Postgraduate Medical Education - How to Apply.
  3. Submit the Clinical Bursary Award application form and all required documents to peds.admin [at] muhc.mcgill.ca (Sally Crawford), Senior Administrative Coordinator.

APPLICANT - Required Documents

  1. Applicant Instructions
  2. Clinical Application Form A
  3. CV (guide)
  4. Personal Statement (see Application Form A for instructions)
  5. ​Three reference letters - Reference Letter Instructions
    *Note: Reference letters should be submitted with postgraduate application directly through McGill’s Postgraduate Medical Education Office or CaRMS.

Deadline for applicants: SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 for July 2021 start date

PROGRAM DIRECTOR - Required Documents

  1. Program Director Instructions
  2. Clinical Application Form B
  3. Program Director Recommendation Letter (see Application Form B for instructions)
  4. Document Checklist
  5. Eligibility Criteria Checklist

Deadline for Program Directors: OCTOBER 9, 2020 for July 2021 start date

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 Committee

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

Evaluation Criteria

Recipients

2020-2021 Start (selected in 2019)

Dr. Maya Heled Akiva, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Dr. Tilmann Schober, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

2019-2020 Start (selected in 2018)

Dr. Marina Mir-Parramon, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Dr. Lona Mwenda, Pediatric Critical Care

2018-2019 Start (selected in 2017)

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

Additional Sources of Funding

The Department of Pediatrics offers additional funding opportunities for a limited number of residency/fellowship positions per Division through the Medical Service Staff Association's Pediatric Trainee Contribution Fund.

For more information on funding availability please contact the Program Director for the program of interest.

Extensions of Training/Formation Complémentaire

More information coming soon.

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