Geriatric Subspecialty Program - Important Dates:
- Application Deadline: September 1, 2021
- Interview Dates: October 13, 2021 - applicants will be notified of their eligibility for interview by mid to late September
- Questions? Contact Department Subspecialty Coordinator, Menika McKeegan.
The Division of Geriatric Psychiatry Subspecialty Program at McMaster University, in keeping with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada requirements, consists of two years of training in geriatric psychiatry and related areas. The intent is for residents to enter this program as a PGY5 and complete training with a PGY6 year. Please note that we do not accept international applicants at this time. Residents are asked to apply in the year prior to their anticipated entry.
The Department of Psychiatry is calling for Applications to the Geriatric Subspecialty Program for entry beginning July 2021. Residents in their PGY4 year for the 2021-2022 academic year who are completing their Psychiatry Residency in a PRCPSC recognized program are eligible to apply. Interested residents entering their PGY5 year in July 2021 are encouraged to contact the Program Director directly about eligibility as certain rotation criteria must be met in the PGY5 year to be an eligible applicant.
One year of eligible rotations should be completed during PGY5 in a recognized Psychiatry Residency program in Canada and the resident must be eligible to write the RCPSC (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada) examination in general psychiatry at the end of their PGY5 year.
Complete details on training requirements can be found on the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Website under Geriatric Psychiatry
The Division offers an extraordinary breadth and depth of clinical experiences with excellent, dedicated supervisors and teachers. Training will occur primarily within the St Joseph’s Healthcare setting, with additional experiences in Hamilton Health Sciences, Community and Long-term care settings, and affiliated teaching sites in Waterloo and Niagara regions. We are affiliated with McMaster’s Institute of Geroscience Research.
For consideration of enrollment in this program, please submit the documents listed below by mail:
- A letter of Intent
- Completed: PGME Application Form
- Three Letters of Reference (one from current program director and at least one a from Geriatric Psychiatry supervisor)
- An updated C.V.
Address to mail these documents:
Dr. Tracy Cheng c/o Menika McKeegan
Address: 100 West 5th Street, Room B339
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3K7
All application information must be received by September 1, 2021. Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
All eligible applicants will have their file reviewed by the Geriatric Psychiatry Residency Program Committee. A short list of applicants will be selected and invited for a interview to occur in September/October 2021.