Key Contacts

Program Director

Dr. Michelle Zeller
zeller@mcmaster.ca
905.521.2100 X76404

Program Assistant

Ms. Andrea Sommerville
MUMC, Room 3N26D
905.521.9140 X22183
905-521-2613
somervam@mcmaster.ca

Postgraduate Medical Program

Ms. Robyn Crozier
crozier@mcmaster.ca
905.521.2100 X22116

Transfusion Medicine

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Introduction

Trainees in the TM program are senior learners who have completed one or more residency programs in any of Adult or Pediatric Hematology, General Pathology, Hematopathology or Anesthesiology. Post residency opportunities in policy, clinical or basic science research are available.

During the two year training program, trainees work closely with hematologists, pathologists and technologists whose interests span diverse areas of Transfusion Medicine including clinical and basic research.

Biostatistics and critical appraisal are emphasized through exposure to the McMaster Transfusion Research Program, based at the McMaster University Medical Centre site (Nancy Heddle, director).

Academic Half-Day sessions are attended by all TM trainees in Canada and are presented by teleconference once per week through Canadian Blood Services (CBS). These include Journal Clubs (once per month), topic teaching and case based learning.

The TM program at McMaster is a designated Area of Focused Competency (AFC) or Diploma program accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

If you are interested in training in Hematology at McMaster University, please see the Prerequisites section for further details on the application process.

The Transfusion Medicine Orientation Manual contains more information about the program.

Please also see the AFC (Diploma) Welcome Package from the Royal College and the Competency Portfolio for the Diploma in Transfusion Medicine for additional information.