Adult Nephrology Residency Training Program

Internationally-Trained Residents

All residents who went to non-Canadian Medical schools, including those who trained in the US, should contact the Postgraduate Medical Education Office  at McMaster University prior to contacting the program director. Additional eligibility information is available at the Ontario College of Physicians 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.
Curriculum Vitae X
International Medical Graduates should also submit proof of citizenship status, documentation of prior postgraduate training and medical practice experience, and score reports from the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination/Qualifying Examination. 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

All applicants to the Nephrology Training program should complete the Postgrad Application Form.  All reference letters should be forwarded directly to the Program Director or included in sealed envelopes with the application package.

The primary training site of the McMaster University Adult Nephrology Training Program is at St. Joseph’s Healthcare. 

Completed packages and reference letters may be sent to:

Mrs. Wendy Clark, Program Administrator
Adult Nephrology Residency Training Program
M302-50 Charlton Avenue East
Hamilton, ON
L8N 4A6