We encourage those residents wishing to transfer to our program to apply during the second iteration of CaRMS. Due to the lack of available capacity outside of the CaRMS process, we are unable to consider requests outside of this process.
McMaster Family Medicine has a centralized admissions process. This means that your file will only be reviewed once and you will only be interviewed once. Therefore, only three reference letters and one personal letter are required regardless of the number of sites to which you apply (Brampton, Grand Erie Six Nations, Halton, Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Niagara or one of our rural sites). The same package should be uploaded for each site.
McMaster University is dedicated to selecting the best and brightest medical school graduates. As such, we will only be inviting those applicants who have a high score in the file review, personal letter and reference letter scoring process.
Our program is seeking applicants who are well rounded and show a variety of rotation electives, are self-directed and committed to Family Medicine, are skilled at self-assessment, give and receive constructive feedback, have strong interpersonal skills and have demonstrated resilience. The review process (file review and interview) will focus on these traits. You do not have to prove that you are interested in Family Medicine by doing all of your electives in Family Medicine and we reward applicants who have completed a broad range of electives including our specialty. It is also not required for those who have chosen to do electives in Family Medicine to have done them at one of our sites.
In addition to the supporting documentation required of CMG’s or IMG’s, transfer candidates are also required to provide copies of their ITERS or any summative evaluation from your residency training as well as any education plans.
McMaster University’s PGME Office has a published resident transfer policy. Please review prior to making contact.
Please refer to the CaRMS website for information regarding second iteration timelines and available positions for application.