Palliative Care Residency
Accredited one-year program of added competency
Develop expertise dealing with
pain, symptom management, psychological, emotional & spiritual needs
of those with advanced life-threatening illness
Gain experience on inpatient
units, consultation service, home care and elective rotations
Pursue your academic and research
goals with a network of residents and professionals from across
Palliative Care is a coordinated one-year training
program that provides the trainee with a broad clinical experience in a
variety of institutional and community settings.
Rotating through these
settings, the trainee develops clinical skills in dealing with acute
pain and symptom management situations, as well as the psychological,
emotional, and spiritual needs of terminally-ill patients and their
families. The trainee sees patients who have access to the full spectrum
of cancer care from diagnosis, to cure, to terminal care. Non-cancer
patients with challenging symptom control problems are also seen.
Rotations include oncology, radiation oncology, home care, as well as
electives: the pain service, pediatrics, and other options.
institutions include the McGill University Health Center, Sir M. B.
Davis – Jewish General, St. Mary’s, and Mount Sinai Hospitals.
All sites have
inpatient units and offer consultation services. One site
has a Palliative Care Day Hospital and another offers home care
services. All units work closely with community and hospital-based home
care teams. The trainee has the opportunity to participate in planning
for the provision of a network of home care services to palliative care
patients in the community.
This one-year program of
added competence in palliative medicine is conjointly accredited by the
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of
Family Physicians. Applicants must have completed their family medicine
program or their internal medicine program or any sub-specialty.
Trainees are expected to develop a scholarly project which could include
a small research project of their own or participation in an existing
research project. A literature review is a compulsory component of this
Interested applicants should contact:
Educational Program Director
Palliative Care McGill
Montreal General Hospital
1650 Cedar Ave, Room L10-213
Montreal (Quebec) Canada H3G 1A4
T: 514.934.1934, 43879 (MGH)
514.369.2222, 3200 (Mt Sinai)