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McMaster CaRMS R1 Match – Program Information

McMaster Postgraduate Medical Education recognizes how different the world looks today, and the challenges that come with it when navigating your career path. For the past 50 years, McMaster has offered challenging and rewarding postgraduate training that supports the continuum of medical education. We continue to advance residency education with new initiatives, helping postgraduate medical training to move forward and evolve.

This year, choosing your postgraduate medical school comes with new challenges: virtual interviews; elective opportunities; social distance networking, etc. McMaster’s residency programs wanted to give all prospective trainees the opportunity to learn more about their program. Below you will find information on each R1 program at McMaster. Good luck!



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Diagnostic & Molecular Pathology Learn More Here

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our Diagnostic & Molecular Pathology Residency Program at McMaster University.

Visit our website and learn more about the program!

Anesthesia More Info & Town Hall Dates

The Anesthesiology Residency training will take place in an atmosphere of mutual respect and collegiality, promoting the ability of residents to acquire the knowledge, skills, clinical judgment and experience that will enable them to independently practice as an Anesthesiologist in a professional, competent and skillful manner.
CaRMS dates are January 17th and 18th, 2024 virtually. The department of Anesthesia is accepting 9 CMGs and 1 IMG for 2024 start. We also will accept Military and Pool C. If you are one of these candidates, please contact


Cardiac Surgery Learn more about Cardiac Surgery & watch our video!

The Division of Cardiac Surgery is located at the Hamilton General site of the Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation. It is a regional program providing adult cardiac surgery to Ontarians in Central South and Northern Ontario.

Join the Cardiac Survey virtual Town Hall to learn more about the program! Wednesday, October 18th, 2023 at 8:00pm EST. Register for the zoom link

Diagnostic Radiology Watch our Program Video

The McMaster University Diagnostic Radiology Program is designed to produce strong clinical radiologists, who can perform, supervise and interpret a wide variety of imaging tests and procedures. Visit the program website to learn more.

FRCPC Emergency Medicine Learn More about Mac EMERG

The McMaster Emergency Medicine Program offers a rich experience for residency training with a catchment area of approximately 2 million people in the greater Hamilton area as well as being the primary referral site for surrounding communities including Niagara and Kitchener Waterloo. We have over 80 faculty at multiple sites in and around Hamilton involved in residency education in this high acuity, high volume environment.

We also have a number of opportunities for subspecialty training and research both within the Division of Emergency Medicine as well as within the University as a whole. Residents within the Program have an abundance of opportunities to become involved in medical education, teaching and leadership based on where their interests lie.

Family Medicine Virtual Information Sessions 2023

Family Medicine Residency is an exciting and important time – the final step on your road to independent practice.

We have developed a balanced and innovative program intended to best support you along the way. Our goal is to prepare you, as a residency graduate, to begin comprehensive practice anywhere in Canada.

The Family Medicine Program will host multiple Virtual Information Sessions for you to check out!

Diagnostic & Clinical Pathology Visit our website

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our Diagnostic & Clinical Pathology Residency Program at McMaster University – a five year training program that offers an intensive and integrated approach to preparing residents for careers in academic and/or clinical practice. The program is designed to fulfill the specialty requirements of the RCPSC, but is sufficiently flexible to be tailored to individual needs of each resident, which is one of the many strengths of this program.

General Surgery Register for a Town Hall Meeting

The General Surgery Residency Training Program at McMaster University prides itself on providing excellent clinical surgical care, exemplary teaching, and cutting edge research. Residency positions are available in both the Hamilton and Niagara program.

Follow @macgensurg on Instagram to check out what our residents are up to!


Internal Medicine Check Out Our Virtual Info Session Details!

Wanted: Resident physicians in training who aspire to excel as clinicians, scholars and leaders. Our learning environment is enriched by engaged faculty, and resident physicians who support innovation and promote professional growth.

The Internal Medicine Residency program offers positions either within the heart of Hamilton or at our distributive site at the Waterloo Regional Campus; one McMaster program – two separate CaRMS application streams.

Medical Microbiology Learn More

Thank you for your interest in the McMaster Medical Microbiology Program. In conjunction with the Infectious Diseases Program, our program provides training in basic science Microbiology, Clinical Microbiology, Infection Control, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Laboratory Management and clinical Infectious Disease. The Infectious Disease and Medical Microbiology programs function very closely together to the mutual benefit of all trainees. The program also has the unique advantage of having a teaching technologist to provide high level, detailed microbiology teaching for our residents.

Neurology Learn More About our Program

Welcome to the Adult Neurology Residency Training at McMaster University! Our program is fully accredited with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and together with other Neurology Programs across the country, launched Competency-Based Medical Education in July 2020.

Neurosurgery Learn More about the Neurosurgery Residency Program

The Division of Neurosurgery operates out of two teaching institutions. These are the Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Healthcare.

Obstetrics & Gynecology Learn More

The Residency Training Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University is a totally integrated program involving three hospitals within the city as well as opportunities to train in several other neighbouring community hospitals.

OBGYN will host several MD Student Zoom Town Halls prior to the CaRMS R1 match to help educate interested students in our program and discuss how the virtual interviews for McMaster OBGYN will happen.

Register Here!

October 4, 2023 17:30-19:00
November 1, 2023 19:00-20:30
November 8, 2023 17:30-19:00



Ophthalmology Contacts and Info Sessions

Welcome and Thank You for your interest in our Ophthalmology residency program at McMaster University. Our five year program gives residents a broad comprehensive ophthalmology background and opportunities to gain experience in the different subspecialties. The majority of our clinical and academic activities take place at the Hamilton Regional Eye Institute within St. Joseph’s Hospital, King Campus with the Pediatric Ophthalmology clinics taking place at McMaster University Children’s Hospital in Hamilton. To learn more about our program, please visit our website.


Orthopedic Surgery Learn More about Mac Orthopedic Surgery

Welcome to MacOrtho! Please join us on November 23rd, 2023 at 7:00pm EST for an interactive evening with residents and faculty. Our program offers an abundance of teaching by engaged faculty who are excited to teach the next generation. Our state of the art virtual units are also highly regarded as a great addition to this program!  Please contact Paulette Aubry for zoom details to this event.

Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Learn more about our program

The Division of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck surgery provides surgical care in the specialties of Pediatric ENT (ears, nose, throat), Head & Neck Surgery, Oncology, Neurotology, Facial Plastic and Skin Cancer Surgery, Laryngology, and General Otolaryngology.

Pediatrics Join a session!

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the McMaster University Pediatric Residency Program! The program is committed to providing the best education possible for our residents with skills in clinical pediatrics, research and education. Residents graduating from the McMaster pediatrics program are fully prepared for their ultimate career in either general consultative pediatrics or subspecialty pediatrics. Join us for our information sessions!

Pediatric Neurology Learn more about the division of Pediatric Neurology

Thank you for the your interest in the Pediatric Neurology Residency program. Each of the neurologists in the division play an active role in teaching future generations of physicians.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Learn more about PM&R!

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency program at McMaster University is one of the largest in the country and boasts exceptional residents who excel in both clinical and research domains. The program offers the full complement of physical medicine and rehabilitation disciplines, and has also kept pace with recent advancements in image-guided interventional therapy. Graduates from our program are well equipped to work in either academic or community practices

Plastic Surgery Program Contacts & Town Hall Info

Thank you for your interest in the McMaster University Division of Plastic Surgery.

For more information about our program, please visit our website.


Psychiatry Join our Info Sessions!

Learn more about the McMaster Psychiatry Residency Program. Attend a virtual Meet & Greet with current psychiatry residents, or register for an online info session.  Ask questions about our Hamilton, Waterloo and Clinician Investigator Programs.

Visit our psychiatry residency program website for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact the Education Lead Candice Stroud Grundy

Public Health & Preventive Medicine PHPM Info Session

Thank you for your interest in the Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency program. This academic and community-based program is built on the principles of population health, all levels of disease prevention, health promotion and protection. It prepares physicians to function flexibly and effectively in leadership roles in a wide variety of community health and academic/research settings.

Join the PHPM program director and residents for a Q&A session on Tuesday November 21st, 2023 from 6:00-8:00pm

Radiation Oncology Program Details & Links

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the McMaster University Radiation Oncology Program. Radiation Oncology is a rewarding clinical specialty that includes both hands-on, multidisciplinary care of cancer patients, as well as mastery over related basic science and technical skills.

Join Dr. Strang and our Residents at a virtual “town hall” meeting for MD students to learn more about Radiation Oncology and our Program. Please contact Nicole Molinaro to register.

  • Wednesday December 14th, 2022 at 8:00pm EST
  • Wednesday January 4th, 2023 at 5:30pm EST

Urology Learn More by visiting our website

The Division of Urology has a mission that is based on excellence in clinical care, research, education and innovation.

Follow us on Twitter and Instragram to find out when upcoming virtual Town Hall meetings will be held.

Vascular Surgery Learn More by visiting our website

This program is dedicated to the delivery of quality and contemporary vascular surgery care to our patients.