Key Contacts

Residency Program Director

Dr. Meera Luthra
mluthra@mcmaster.ca

Education Program Office

Education Program Office
macendo@mcmaster.ca


Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism

Dr. Meera Luthra

Dr. Meera Luthra is the Director of the Endocrinology &
Metabolism Residency Program at McMaster.

Welcome

The McMaster Endocrinology Residency Program is committed to training excellent Endocrinologists who may choose to practice in an academic or community setting.  It is a resident-centered program that provides trainees with diverse clinical exposure and high quality teaching.  Flexibility within the second year is another strength of the program allowing residents to pursue further clinical training, participate in a Masters program, or specialized training in an area of interest during their second year.  The first year is structured to provide exposure to Endocrinology and Diabetes clinics, citywide inpatient consultation service, selectives in Pathology, Nuclear Medicine and Biochemistry, as well a research block to pursue a scholarly project.  Elective time and six weeks of Pediatric Endocrinology are also included within the first year.

Multiple tools of assessment have been integrated into the curriculum to provide feedback to residents.  These include an observed history and physical, mini-CEX, a national in training written examination, and rotation specific ITARs.  Endocrinology is scheduled to transition to CBD nationally in 2022; therefore, EPAs have not been introduced yet.  The longitudinal clinic provides opportunities for mentorship and coaching that is valued highly by trainees.

We have a large catchment area that serves as a referral base for a spectrum of endocrine disorders providing residents with a rich and broad exposure to endocrine pathology.  Given that it is smaller program, residents have a greater opportunity to be involved with interesting cases.  We also discuss such cases at our Mortality and Morbidity Rounds, which are focused on themes such as Adrenal, Pituitary, Thyroid, and General Endocrinology.  Other learning activities include monthly Citywide Endocrinology Rounds and Journal Club as well as a Visiting Professor event and Basic Science Seminar that are held annually. Residents also have the opportunity to attend and present at conferences and review courses such as the Canadian Endocrine Review Course and Clinical Endocrine Update.  We welcome you to apply for an elective if you are interested in pursuing subspecialty training in Endocrinology at McMaster University.  Please contact us at macendo@mcmaster.ca with any questions or elective requests.