How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Neonatology at McMaster University. We have two Neonatal Fellowship Programs at McMaster.  A two-year Royal College Accredited Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Program (July entry), and a one-year clinical experience program in Clinical Neonatology (varied entry).  The difference between the two programs is the distinct curriculum and scholarly activity in the Neonatal Perinatal Medicine program, versus an experiential clinical training for the Clinical Neonatology Program.

Neonatal Perinatal Medicine (2 YR)

This program accepts applicants from Canadian medical graduates (CaRMS) and International medical graduates (IMGs) including externally sponsored candidates. For further information regarding the program please visit our home page.

You must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident in order to apply to the program through CaRMS. Please visit the CaRMS website to review a full list of their requirements and to submit your application.

CaRMS Application Deadline
The 2022-2023 CaRMS Match will take place in the autumn of 2021; timeline to follow.

International medical graduates please apply to the program through the two step Application Process outlined below.

IMGs Application Deadline
The deadline for the academic year starting July 1, 2022 has been extended to July 31, 2021.
The deadline for the academic year starting July 1, 2021 has already passed.

Clinical Neonatology (1 YR)

This program accepts International medical graduates (IMGs), who are looking for enhancing their neonatal clinical experience or who are seeking further experience in an area of focused competency, for example, transport or quality improvement. The deadline for the academic year, July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 has been extended to July 31, 2021.

Application Process

All International Medical Graduates (including funded sponsorship) must include both of the following forms:
1. An application to the Postgraduate Medical Education office.
2. An application to the Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Program.

Program Applications must include:
1. Up to date CV, including names and contacts of three referees, one of which is your current program director or supervisor.
2. A personal statement outlining your professional objectives and achievements.
3. Proof of English proficiency – (CAEL, IELTS, TOEFL) or an official letter from your university stating that the language of instruction is exclusively English.

2021 Recruitment Timeline

  • July 31 – Program application due
  • August 8 – Additional documents submitted by this date
  • August 9 to 13 – Files prepared for review by committee
  • August 16 to 26 – Files reviewed
  • August 27 to September 3 – Invitations to interview sent out
  • September 7 to 10, and September 27 to October 1 – Interviews
  • TBA – Committee review and decisions
  • TBA – Offers for positions sent out

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