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General Internal Medicine Residency Program at McGill


The Division of Internal Medicine of McGill University offers a two-year specialty training program in General Internal Medicine (GIM) for Internal Medicine residents who wish to pursue training in General Internal Medicine. The Residency Program meets the accreditation requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. A resident may apply to the General Internal Medicine Program on successful completion of three core years of 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. In addition to core clinical rotations in perioperative medicine, medical obstetrics, critical care medicine, non-invasive cardiac stress testing, community medicine rotations and co-attending on clinical teaching units, the program has a vigorous academic curriculum that includes a weekly academic seminar series, procedure skills training at the McGill University Simulation Center (, workshops on career development/job hunting, and journal clubs. In addition, the Clinical Scholars Program is a two-year program that provides training, support, and mentorship to trainees to acquire skills and experience in health care research. The curriculum includes seminars, workshops, and a mentored clinical research project. Finally, residents have the opportunity to pursue Level 1 or 2 certified echocardiography training ( during their second year of training.

The activities of the Division of Internal Medicine at McGill University are primarily offered at four hospital sites: McGill University Health Centre (Royal Victoria Hospital and Montreal General Hospital), Jewish General Hospital, and St. Mary’s Hospital. There are over 40 Division members who are active in resident teaching. Many members have expertise in hypertension, thrombosis medicine, vascular medicine, medical obstetrics, perioperative medicine, clinical nutrition medicine, diabetes, and cardiac rehabilitation medicine. 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. We encourage and welcome residents from out-of-province to apply to our program.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Vicky Tagalakis MD, MSc
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
General Internal Medicine Program Director
McGill University