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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, Dr. Vanessa Lentz; Assistant Program Director, Dr. Natasha Snelgrove; Waterloo Regional Education Lead, Dr. Andriy Samokhvalov; and Resident Representatives.

  • November 3rd at 5:30pm EST
  • November 10th at 8:00pm EST
  • November 13th at 9:00am EST
  • January 12th at 7:00pm EST

To register: Click here

McMaster Psychiatry Residents Meet & Greets!

Hear about the McMaster Psychiatry Program from current residents themselves!

  • October 19th at 6:00pm EST
  • October 28th at 7:00pm EST
  • November 27th at 10:00am EST

To register: Click here.

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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