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The Division educates learners in surgery at all levels including medical students, residents, thoracic surgery secondary residents and clinical fellows.


The Division of Thoracic Surgery at McMaster University welcomes medical students to apply to the Electives Program at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.

[More information about Thoracic Surgery Clerkship Program]


Our Postgraduate Training Program in Thoracic Surgery began in 2000 under the leadership of Dr. John Miller. Since then, the Division has grown into one of the premiere training programs recognized by the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. We are one of 8 centres in Canada qualified to train thoracic surgeons to practice Thoracic Surgery in Canada.

[More information about Thoracic Surgery Residency Program]


The Division has approximately 2 clinical fellows at any one time. The breadth and depth of the surgical experience our clinical fellows receive reflects directly back on our Division by way of how successful our graduates are in their subsequent surgical careers.

[More information about Thoracic Surgery Fellowship Program]

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