Information for IMGs relating to application into the McMaster University Family Medicine program.
To enter into Postgraduate Medical Education at McMaster, it is recommended that you have your training assessed by the Touchstone Institute. The Touchstone Institute offers assessments for direct entry to training for Family Medicine and other specialties. Touchstone also offers written and clinical assessment for candidates applying for Practice Ready Assessment (PRA) training.
For further information, contact the Touchstone Institute directly:
80 Bloor St West, Suite 902
Toronto ON M5S 2V1
If you are a Landed Immigrant/Canadian citizen and are interested in applying for direct entry training (at a PGY1 level), or for information regarding application criteria, deadlines, programs offered, etc., please contact the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) directly:
171 Nepean Street, Suite 300
Ottawa ON K2P 0B4
Looking for an Observership?
Unfortunately we are unable to set up observerships. The best way for you to go about setting up an observership on your own is to approach a family physician whom you know and see if s/he is able to help you.
For additional tips and resources, please be sure to visit HealthForceOntario.
All parties involved in an observership should follow these guidelines/policies:
- General Bridging Program Information
- Information for Bridging Program Options for Doctors and How to Access the System
- Bridging Program Offering OSCE Assistance and Observerships
Clinical Communication Skills and Ethics for Doctors
Clinical Communication Skills and Ethics for Doctors Claim up to 36 Mainpro-M2 credit
If you are interested in practicing in Ontario and require counselling, there are services available for IMGs at the HealthForceOntario Access Centre:
Healthforce Ontario Access Centre
163 Queen Street East, 2nd Floor
Toronto ON M5A 1S1
Phone: (416) 862-2200 Ext. 1
Toll free: 1-800-596-4046
If you would like information regarding Financial Planning:
MD Management Limited
1 King Street West, Suite 1200
Hamilton, ON L8P 1A4
Phone: (905) 526-8999
Fax: (905) 526-1198
If you would like information on preparation for the OSCE Exam:
The Ontario IMG School
6021 Yonge Street, Suite 240
Toronto ON M2M 3W2
Exchanging an out-of-country driver’s licence
For information on how to exchange your out-of-country driver's licence, click here.