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Our Enhanced Skills (PGY3) Program offers a wide range of options for residents looking for additional training after their 2 years of Family Medicine residency.  This additional training can be in an area of interest or in an area of need for their community, and allows residents to build further specialized skills as a clinician.

Admissions Deadlines (for 2020/2021 Year):

***Applications for the 2020/2021 year are now CLOSED***

  • Application Opens — August 26, 2019
  • Application Deadline — October 4, 2019 – 4:00 pm EST – NO EXCEPTIONS
  • Interview Period — October 5 to December 5, 2019
  • Offer Notification — December 6, 2019
  • Deadline for Acceptance — December 12, 2019
  • Start date – July 1, 2020



The Enhanced Skills Program will review applications from current PGY2 residents who are registered in a Canadian Family Medicine Residency Program at the time of their application.  Residents must start their PGY3 year within 12 months of completing their PGY2 year.

(Practicing physicians must apply separately through the Re-Entry Program of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, and not directly to the university.  Applications from practicing physicians will not be accepted for the Enhanced Skills Program.  Please view the ministry information about Re-Entry Programs on the Ontario website. Different timelines apply to Re-Entry Applicants.)

The Enhanced Skills Emergency Medicine Program application process is a separate CaRMS based process. Please see the CaRMS website for more information.

Enhanced Skills Contact: fmpgy3@mcmaster.ca


    • McMaster University Department of Family Medicine
    • David Braley Health Sciences Centre
    • 100 Main Street West, 6th Floor
    • Hamilton, ON L8P 1H6
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