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Postgraduate Medical Education

Fellowship Application

Fellowships are an opportunity to gain specialized expertise, not normally acquired during residency training. McMaster University offers over 130 fellowship programs, including seven Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) Area of Focused Competence (AFC) programs. Fellowships are either clinically based or research based. The difference is that research fellows have no patient contact and engage solely in research.

Please review the Application Deadlines for Fellowships before applying:

Fellowship Application Deadlines 2024-2025 Academic Year

Fellowship Application Deadlines 2025-2026 Academic Year

McMaster Postgraduate Medical Education academic year runs from July to the following June.  Submitted applications will only be valid for the academic year in which the fellowship is being applied .  Applications will not be rolled over from one year to another.

Not all programs offer departmentally funded fellowships. Interested applicants applying for a departmentally funded fellowships should reach out to the program to see if they are eligible for this funding model.  Refer to program specific website for contact information.

Visit the McMaster PGME Fellowship Program site for a full listing of fellowships offered

Visit the McMaster PGME Area of Focused Competence (AFC) Program site for a full listing of AFC programs offered