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Resident Affairs

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The Support Systems for Postgraduate Medical Trainees booklet was created to detail the various support mechanisms available to trainees through McMaster University, various professional organizations and in the community. In addition to these resources, each program/department may have their own support structures in place. Be sure to check with your program/department regarding program specific support features that are offered to trainees.

[View Support Systems for Postgraduate Medical Trainees Booklet]

New to McMaster is the MD Program Student Affairs & Postgraduate Trainee Affairs Office. They will provide confidential assistance and direct trainees in finding the appropriate supports through the Directors of Resident Affiairs. The office is located in the Michael G DeGroote Center for Learning & Discovery at McMaster University in Room 3510, 905-525-9140 ext 22979.

McMaster Resources

Resident Affairs Directors

Confidential Regional resources located at the three campuses (Hamilton, Waterloo, Niagara) that will direct trainees in finding appropriate resources.

[Read more about the Resident Affairs Directors]

Social Worker & Psychologist

Valerie Spironello, MSW, RSW, specializes in life work balance and wellness and is trained to recognize assist with compassion fatigue.

Tom Ruttan is a Psychologist available to trainees who are based at the Waterloo Regional Campus.

[Read more about the Social Worker & KWC Psychologist]

[Visit the Choose Wellness Site]


Employee Assistance Program

[Read more about the Mohawk Shared Services Employee Assistance Program]

FHS Advisor, Professionalism & Equity Office

For issues of Professionalism, Harassment & Intimidation.

[Read more about the Professionalism Advisor and Human Rights & Equity Office]

Sexual Violence Response Protocol & Support

Support to survivors of all backgrounds and social identities.

[Read more about McMaster's Sexual Violence Response Protocol & Support]

Get a Family Doctor

Trainees new to the area are encouraged to secure a Family Doctor as soon as possible.

[Read more about finding a local family physician]

Health & Personal Safety

Student Accessibility Services

Offers support services for trainees with disabilities.

[Read more about Student Accessibility Services (SAS)]

[Student Accessibility Services (SAS) website]

Get Connected

McMaster is a diverse place with many groups that can offer guidance and support.

[View a selection of McMaster Groups]

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