Adult Nephrology Residency Training Program

Canadian-Trained Residents

Applicants for subspecialties are selected through a ranking process by a Selection Committee which meets after resident interviews are completed. The Nephrology Program typically accepts two to three new trainees each year, although the number of residency positions available varies from year to year. In recent years the program has had between one and four PGY-4 year trainees.

Residents who are eligible for Ontario Ministry of Health Funded training can obtain information on the application process for our program by visiting the CaRMS Website.

Residents can be considered for training in Nephrology at McMaster University if they have completed at least three years of training in an approved Internal Medicine Residency Training Program. Information regarding licensure requirements are available at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario website.

Supporting Documentation Required

Document Mandatory
Medical school transcript X
Reference letter
Number of letters: 3
One of these letters must be from the resident’s Internal Medicine Program Director. Letters from other residents will not be accepted.
Personal letter
Which outlines career plans and objectives to training.
Proof of Citizenship
MUST be submitted with each application since only Canadian Citizens, Permanent residents or Landed Immigrants can apply to CaRMS positions in Ontario. One of the following documents must be submitted:
  • Canadian birth certificate
  • Permanent Resident card (both sides of the card)
  • Record of Landing, clearly showing the date of landing
Curriculum Vitae X

Selection Criteria
All application files will be reviewed by the Nephrology Program Selection Committee. The selection criteria is based upon demonstration of medical expert and intrinsic CanMEDS roles as evidenced by:

  • Academic performance
  • Participation in administrative and professional activities
  • Participation in teaching and educational activities
  • Scholarly activity (i.e. publications and presentations at meetings)
  • Interview score
  • Letters of reference