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Postgraduate Medical Students

Welcome to Postgraduate Medical Education, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University.

NEW PGME learners must submit the McMaster Postgraduate Medical Education Health Screening Record form AND be cleared by the Health Screening Office before they may register for their program and attend clinical activities, virtual or in person (including shadowing). Detailed requirements are on the form.


  • Current McMaster PGME learners applying for an elective/core rotation at a distributed campus do NOT need to submit a form.
  • Current McMaster UGME learners entering PGY1 July 1st need to submit ONLY page 1 of the form, plus tuberculin skin testing (TST) within the last 12 months if the last TST was negative. 
  • Previous McMaster UGME graduates can access their undergraduate health screening records on MedSIS.
  • The Health Screening Office can facilitate completion of requirements which international learners are unable to access in their home country


Submit the form to the Health Screening Office (not the PG program office) at least eight weeks prior to your program start date to allow time for review and clearance.  Start early and submit on time!


Postgraduate Medical Education Health Screening Record


NOTE: Page 1 of the form MUST be submitted, with back up documentation addressing all the required items listed on page 2 attached. A qualified health care professional (HCP) needs to complete only those items which are not documented on previous records.


Click on the Home or Forms & Submission tab on the left side bar for more information about Health Screening.

If you have any questions, contact the Health Screening Office at:


Phone:905-525-9140 ext 22249 or ext 28639

Helpful tips when completing your form

  • Please add to your safe senders list to ensure you receive our emails.
  • Review the requirements detailed on the form carefully and review again before submitting your documentation.
  • Submit your form with supporting documentation attached together as one file.  Keep copies of all documentation for your files.
  • If Pertussis vaccine (Tdap) is not available in your home country, you must arrange to have this vaccine in Canada before you may register for your program.
  • Tetanus-Diphtheria-Polio vaccines and Hepatitis B vaccines/serology for immunity (anti-HBs) may be in process at the time you start your program. Hepatitis B vaccines should be available at the hospital Employee Health Services after registration. NOTE: Positive anti-HBs serology alone is not considered proof of immunity to Hepatitis B by the Canadian Immunization Guide if documented vaccines are missing or incomplete.
  • Have proof of immunization with current season’s influenza vaccine on file in case it is requested by your placement site; you do not need to submit documentation to the Health Screening Office. The vaccine is available at most pharmacies and hospital Employee Health Services.
  • Serologic testing for blood borne viruses is not required by the Health Screening Office. Learners who have been tested must SELF-REPORT any positive serology to the Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education PRIOR to program/elective start; reports are not required by the Health Screening Office.


For more information, click on the following links:


How to Submit your Health Screening Record & Supporting Documentation

Retain the original of all documents for your files and submit copies to the FHS Health Screening Office in one of three ways:

  1. Preferred method is electronically via Sharefile** (secure document collection) using the following: link:

    [Upload documents here]

    NOTE: Scan your forms as a single JPEG or PDF document and save your file as "last name, first name, PGME". For example:

    "Singh, David PGME"

    If uploading multiple documents save them with the same file name and then number them. For example:

    "Singh, David PGME1"

    "Singh, David PGME2"

    Enter your program name under "company" on the upload page.
  2. Confidential Fax:  905-528-4348
  3. In Person / Mail copies only:
  4. McMaster FHS Health Screening
    1280 Main Street West, HSC 3H46
    Hamilton ON L8S 4K1
    Att: Patricia Hartnett



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