(Ministry Funded Positions)
Under this profile, trainees can apply at all levels of residency training for the
four Quebec medical faculties. These positions are not for
fellowship applicants. We define a candidate in this category to
be an American citizen who is a graduate of an American U.S. LCME
accredited medical school.
who have obtained a Doctor of Osteopathy degree from a school accredited
by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American
Osteopathic Association (COCA) at the time the degree is awarded may
also apply through this profile.
US citizens (who do not hold
dual citizenship with Canada) who are current year graduates of a U.S.
medical school or who are U.S. medical graduates who have completed a
preliminary year in the U.S. may apply to McGill prior to being awarded
their degree, with the understanding that in the event they are matched
to a U.S. program via the NRMP that any offer received from McGill
University would be null and void, conditional upon being awarded their
medical degree as of the July 1 start date.
Applicants under this
profile may not apply for Otolaryngology or Neurosurgery training
as McGill University does not have American Board (ABNS and ABOto) Certification
in these specialties.
American MD's must:
a) Be an American citizen
or Foreign citizen and will require a Work Permit from Immigration Canada.
Dual citizens of
Canada are not eligible under this profile.
b) Have obtained a medical
degree from a U.S. LCME accredited medical school;
c) Submit proof of having
successfully passed the USMLE/ or MCCEE exams;
The Collège des
médecins du Québec verifies the equivalence of all medical degrees
issued by a Canadian medical school outside of Quebec and by all
American medical schools. This is required in order for the CMQ to
issue the resident training card, which is required in order to be able
to train in Quebec hospitals and be paid by the Ministry of Health.
Candidates must apply via
the McGill On-Line Application, and submit the application documents
listed below to
the: Postgrad Admissions, Postgraduate Medical Education, McGill University,
3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, 6th floor, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1Y6.
Only official copies or photocopies of documents will be accepted. Incomplete files will not be considered. Files of eligible applicants will be transmitted by the
Postgrad Admissions office
to the Program Director. Documents
submitted to McGill University in support of an application to be
admitted, including, but not limited to transcripts, diplomas, letters
of reference and test scores (in paper or electronic format), become the
property of McGill University and will not be returned to the applicant
or forwarded to another institution.
1. Official transcript of academic courses in medical
school sent to us directly from your home school and, if
applicable, Dean’s letter of reference (for current year Medical
of the Medical Degree.
3. Copies of certificates held (i.e. MCC's and/or USMLE).
4. It is the
applicant's responsibility to have the referees send three (3)
letters of reference directly to the Postgraduate Medical
5. A brief
copies of attestations/in-training evaluations for all
previous postgraduate training (where applicable) sent directly
to us by your program/site director's office or home faculty.
Only official copies of Web evaluations sent to us
directly from your program/site directors' office or home
Faculty will be accepted.
7. Letter of
standing from the previous Program Director, attesting to the
of Proof of Citizenship: You must submit a copy of
your proof of citizenship. Please consult the following link to
determine the documents that must be submitted as official proof
The University must be notified of any change of legal status in
Canada by the trainee.
9. A personal
statement, which clearly outlines why the applicant wishes to
apply to the program.
Once a physician is accepted
into a postgraduate program, the Postgraduate Medical Education office
of the Faculty of Medicine will submit an application for a letter of
eligibility for postgraduate training in the Province of Quebec to the
Collège des médecins du Québec on his or her behalf. There is no cost
for this application for applicants accepted via the American Quota. Final acceptance is conditional upon obtaining this
letter of eligibility as well as meeting the
(please see that section for application process and fees).
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15 May, 2013