Admissions

Admissions

The Pediatric Residency Training Program has two primary admissions streams:

Canadian Residentcs Matching Services (CaRMS)

Selection for interviews is based on the combined evaluation of a candidate's CV, academic performance, CASPer results, personal statement, and reference letters. Selection interviews consist of three 30-minute individual interviews with members of the Selection Committee, as well as a presentation of the program and a hospital tour. As per the recommendations for the AFMC, all interverviews for the 2021-2022 cohort will be conducted virtually. Please note, fluency in English and French are required in our program and will be assessed during the interviews.

We understand that candidates do not have equal opportunities to take electives. While we encourage candidates to do an elective in Pediatrics, this is not a selection requirement for interviews. We do not require applicants to have done onsite electives. For more information on application requirements and timelines, please consult CaRMS.

Important dates for 2022 Main Residency Match:

In addition to the CaRMS timeline, important program and specialty-specific dates are as follows:
February 18, 2022 - Interview offers go out for all Canadian Pediatrics Programs
March 14, 15, 16 & 17, 2022 - Pediatrics Core Residency Program interviews

International Applications Sponsored by Contracts

Our program is open to International Medical Graduate (IMG) sponsored by contracts on a competitive basis with a up to five positions being offered on an annual basis. Applications are made directly through the Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) Office in the Faculty of Medicine via the sponsoring agent. Selection for interviews is based on the combined evaluation of a candidate's CV, academic performance, personal statement reference letters. Selection interviews consist of individual interviews with members of the Selection Committee, as well as a presentation of the program and a hospital tour on day one, and a multiple mini interview (MMI) circuit on day two. For more information on this admission stream please consult PGME Admissions.

Presentation for Visa-Sponsored Applicants October 2020 (powerpoint)

Important Dates for 2022 Admissions:

September 1, 2021 - PGME application deadline
October 4-5, 2021 - McGill Pediatrics virtual interview dates
October 12, 2021 - Common offer date for Canadian Pediatrics Programs*

*All programs will make first offers on this date with a deadline for acceptance of October 15, 2021. Should a candidate refuse an offer, the program can offer the position to another candidate any time after the October 12th offer date.


Training Sites

  • Montreal Children's Hospital
  • Jewish General Hospital (perinatology)
  • Réseau de formation en pédiatrie sociale (Montréal)
  • Centre Hospitalier de Gatineau
  • Centre Hospitalier de Val-d'Or
  • Hopital Ste-Justine (electives only)
  • Lasalle Hospital
  • Other Quebec rural sites, via CREPUQ
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