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Information for Applicants

For medical students hoping to learn more about our program, we will be holding the following virtual information sessions.  For additional information, email:

Psychiatry Specifics – McMaster Style!

Learn about the details of the McMaster Psychiatry Residency Program.  Ask questions about our Hamilton & Waterloo Campus, as well as the Clinician Investigator Program.  Panel members will include our Program Director, Waterloo Regional Education Lead and Resident Representatives from both campuses.

  • October 8 @ 6pm EST
  • October 29 @ 8pm EST
  • November 7 @ 8 AM EST (this session is open to all & may be of particular interest to International Medical Graduates)
  • November 16 @ 6pm EST
  • December 14 @ 6pm EST

To register: Click here

McMaster Psychiatry Residents’ Meet & Greets:

Hear about the McMaster Psychiatry Program from current residents themselves!

  • October 20
  • November 24
  • December 8

 *All sessions at 7pm EST

To Register: Click here.

My Life as a Psychiatrist Panel Discussion:

Join us to hear McMaster Psychiatrists describe what life is like working in different areas of Psychiatry.

  • September 30 @ 6pm EST

To register:  email

We are also pleased to be offering potential applicants a chance to speak with one of our current residents through our Resident Ambassador Program.  To register with our ambassador program, email:

  • What is the McMaster Psychiatry Residency Program looking for in an applicant?

  • Do I need to do an elective at McMaster to be competitive as an applicant?

  • Are all applicants interviewed?

  • Do I need to interview in order to be ranked?

  • How many spots are in the McMaster Programs?

  • I am currently at another school/in another program, but I am interested in transferring to the McMaster Psychiatry Residency Program. What is the process for this?

  • Are the rotations located at one campus available to the residents at the other campus?

  • Are there research opportunities available at the Waterloo Regional Campus?

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