Postgraduate Medical Education

The McGill Internal Medicine Residency Training Program ( offers three years of core training followed either by further training in general internal medicine or in a subspecialty of internal medicine. Residents rotate to the three hospital sites (Montreal General Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital, Jewish General Hospital) during their three to five years of training.

The McGill Internal Medicine Residency Training Program is fully accredited by both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada:
and by the Collège des médecins du Québec:

The three-year core program is designed to provide clinical training in all the areas of internal medicine and allows for increasing responsibility and autonomy as competence is gained. During the first year residents rotate on the clinical teaching units where they will be responsible, under the supervision of senior residents and attending physicians, for the primary care of patients. The clinical teaching units include medical wards, hematology/oncology wards, intensive care units, and coronary care units. There is an opportunity to relate personally with faculty members who supervise the units and to savour their diverse professional and academic interests. During the first year, residents are also exposed to the emergency department. During the second and third years of core training, residents continue to evolve on the clinical teaching units in a progressively more senior role. They are expected to continue to broaden their knowledge base, develop teaching skills and acquire consultancy skills. Residents are allowed, as of the first year, to take part in the planning of their training (elective rotations) in order to meet their career goals.

Residents rotate through at least three months of community hospital rotations during their three years of training. 

There is ample opportunity for residents to be exposed to and become actively involved in medical research at any point in their training. Research coordinators are available on each site to guide residents in this regard. All residents take part in the McGill Summer Epidemiology Program, either in their second or third year. There are regular journal clubs at each hospital site for Internal Medicine residents. Throughout the core training years a minimum of one half day a week is spent in an ambulatory care setting under the supervision of general internists. Daily and weekly lectures, conferences and workshops form an integral part of the teaching program. In-training evaluations are completed for every rotation and composite reports are prepared every six months. Residents are encouraged to review and discuss these with the attending physician supervisor and the program director.

For those wishing to do a fourth and fifth year in general internal medicine, a tailored program is developed for that purpose. Residents will be exposed to medical problems of pregnancy, perioperative care, and community internal medicine. They will participate actively in academic activities and will be encouraged to develop special areas of interest.

For more information, please contact the Program Administrator, Maureen Dowd, by phone: (514) 843-1506, e-mail: maureen.dowd [at], fax: (514) 843-1725, or in person: Royal Victoria Hospital, 687 Pine Avenue West, Room M10.02, Montreal, Quebec, H3A1A1.

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Please click here for Teaching Opportunites in the Core Internal Medicine Residency Training Program.