Application Information

Thank you for your interest in McGill’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) subspecialty residency program.

Language Policy

An attraction of the McGill program is its location in a cosmopolitan French milieu. The language of instruction for educational sessions is English. In the clinical setting, while many - but not all - McGill-affiliated hospitals provide a primarily English work environment, the patient population includes many French-speaking children and adolescents - and their families.

As such, our program cannot accept unilingual Anglophone or Francophone candidates due to various significant factors (Collège des médecins du Québec requirements, patient safety, and patient exposure). Residents will not be allowed to choose patients based on language proficiency.

Incoming residents will be expected to conduct a simple assessment in both English and French. Residents are provided with various sources of support both internal and external to learn French and English as it pertains to a child and adolescent psychiatric evaluation.


Policies Regarding International Medical Graduate (IMG) Applicants (including return of service requirements and funding arrangements)

Please contact McGill University Faculty of Medicine Admissions [at]


Approximate Number of Positions Offered Per Year

1-4, depending on provincial context

Separate funding streams exist for applicants for intra- and extra-provincial applicants

Applicants from Quebec universities may be contacted by the Bureau de Coopération Interuniversitaire to participate in a binding match

Special Application Requirements (i.e., in addition to the standard requirements listed above)

The following documents are required as part of your application

  • letter of interest / intent concerning subspecialty education in CAP – this may include a description of your interest in the subspecialty training program, the rationale for your intent to practice in the field of CAP, a personal statement, and the qualities which make you a suitable candidate
  • up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • list of all residency rotations, including months or periods in each
  • copies of all evaluations of resident performance from residency PGY1 to present
  • list of names of three referees completing letters and their affiliation to you, at least one being from someone who has direct knowledge of your CAP practice

The following documents are to be submitted directly by their authors

  • letter of good standing from your current Residency Program Director
  • three reference letters, at least one being from someone who has direct knowledge of your CAP practice

All candidates must apply through the following application portal:

Once the application is submitted - or if questions arise during the application process - please email: [at], childadolresidency.psychiatry [at], and iulia-cristina.ionescu [at]

Please contact the program directly for queries and further information.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - 2024-2025 Admissions Calendar

  • May 15, 2023: Applicants may begin submitting their applications to the faculties.
  • September 1, 2023: Application deadline.
  • October 26, 2023, 2:00pm EST: Offers will be issued to selected candidates.
  • October 30, 2023, 12 noon EST: Response to offer letters by applicants.



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