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Our Enhanced Skills (PGY3) Program offers a wide range of options if you are a resident interested in pursuing additional training after your core 2-year Family Medicine Residency.

Admissions Deadlines

Dates will be confirmed by the Ontario Enhanced Skills Program Directors

  • Application Opens — August 21, 2017
  • Application Deadline — October 6, 2017
  • Interview Period — October 6 to November 24, 2017
  • Acceptance Notification — December 7, 2017
  • Deadline for Acceptance — December 15, 2017


The Enhanced Skills Program receives 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 information about the Re-Entry Program.

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

    • 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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