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Surgical Scientist Program

The purpose of the Surgical Scientist Program of the Department of Surgery is to develop surgical scientists who will be the future leaders in academic surgery both at McGill and in other university Departments of Surgery.


Application forms may be obtained from Ms Barbara Guido, Room L9-309 at the Montreal GeneralHospital. Information is also available on the Department of Surgery Education Website. All programs must be a minimum of 18 months in duration. The deadline for submission is April 1 for a July 1 start of the same year.

HOWEVER: All applicants must also:

1. Apply for FRSQ funding the October before beginning their research program. For example, the deadline would be October 15, 2013 if a resident plans to begin his/her research year in July 2014. Only residents who have applied for FRSQ support will be considered for funding by the Surgical Scientist Program. The FRSQ site is: (Masters or Doctoral training for applicants with a professional degree).

2. Apply to the Division of Surgical Research and be registered in the Experimental Surgery Program of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of McGill University. Application forms may be obtained from the Secretary, Division of Experimental Surgery Room C9-160, Montreal General Hospital. The deadline for submission of applications is April 1, although earlier submission is encouraged. Applications for graduate degrees in other McGill Faculties will be considered. The applicant should check the admission requirements for the individual programs as their deadlines may be before April 1. For example, the deadline for application for a MSc in Epidemiology or Biostatistics is often in December.

3. Apply to the CIP Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. This can be done through Dr. Marc Blostein (CIP Director, McGill) via e-mail or 514-340-8222 ext 4793.

The Surgical Scientist Awards Committee is chaired by Dr. Hinchey and current members are Dr. J. Barkun, Dr. P. Fata, Dr. L. Feldman, Dr. L. Ferri, Dr. E. Harvey, Dr. Jake Bassalet and Dr. M. Blostein.

A progress report from successful candidates will be required by April 1 of the following year and
must be acceptable to the committee to allow continuation of funding.

E. John Hinchey, M.D.