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Welcome to
Prospective Residents

Since we began in 1967, the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University has always focused on growth. Growth in size, growth in innovation and growth in teaching excellence. As primary care continues to evolve, so too do our efforts to educate and inspire world-class family physicians.

In our programs, family is more than our medical speciality – it is the organizational structure that unites our team. Our diverse group of faculty members, administrative staff and allied health professionals come together to build the kind of well-rounded education a physician needs to embark on a career in Family Medicine today.

At McMaster, innovation is found not only through “what” you learn and do, but also “how” you learn and do. We are committed to providing you with the best possible training. Whether it be a large teaching unit in an urban centre or a practice in a smaller community or rural environment, we offer a wide variety of locations as your Family Medicine home base.


Our mission is to prepare outstanding family doctors, create and disseminate knowledge, and advance and integrate the principles and values of Family Medicine.


We chose the McMaster residency program because of the opportunities offered to residents, the comprehensive family medicine experience and the extensive elective options to individualize your training.  Through the community-based residency training program, we will complete our residency with greater confidence to transition into practice.

-Drs. Julianne Marie and Adeel Mahmood

The integrated program has really given me an appreciation for the continuity of care involved in a family medicine practice.  Most months of the year, I am in my family medicine clinic for at least one to two days. Every time I work in a specialty clinic, I can discuss cases that I see during the week in my clinic with the specialist.  Conversely, I can immediately take what I learn with the specialist back to my family medicine clinic within days.

-Dr. Jason Profetto

Learning alongside rural preceptors is certainly about the medicine, but it’s also about understanding the workflow, recognizing the complexities and benefits of having a more varied schedule and set of responsibilities, and learning how to manage inpatients, a family clinic, and a laboring patient all in one day.

-Dr. Caroline Correia


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McMaster University Department of Family MedicineMichael G. DeGroote School of Medicine