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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 2025-2026 CaRMS Match will take place in the spring of 2024; timeline on the CaRMS website.

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, 2025 is January 15, 2024; 8:00am EST.

The deadline for the academic year starting July 1, 2024 has passed. Thank you.

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, 2025 to June 30, 2026 is January 15, 2024; 8:00am EST.

The deadline for the academic year starting July 1, 2024 has passed. Thank you.

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.

Your complete program application should include the following: 
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, your interest in McMaster University, and explaining any gaps in training.
3. Proof of English proficiency – (CAEL, IELTS, TOEFL) or an official letter from your university stating that the language of instruction is exclusively English.

Pro-tip: Applications that are missing referees, a personalized and specific letter of interest, or proof of English will be considered incomplete and will not be scored highly.

2025 Recruitment Timeline

  • January 15 – Program application due
  • January 16th- 21st – Files prepared for review by committee
  • January 22nd -28th – Files reviewed
  • January 29th – The Recruitment Committee finalizes applicants
  • January 30th -31st – Invitations to interview sent out
  • February 13-14th – Interviews
  • February 15-20th- Reference Checks
  • February 21st-22nd- The Recruitment Committee finalizes offer list
  • March 27th – Offers for positions sent out

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