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Attention McMaster University students:

If you would like to do an undergraduate elective with us, please email the electives coordinator Joanne Winch at from your medportal account indicating the preferred dates and the surgeon that you would like to work with.

Attention Visiting elective students:

The Division of Vascular Surgery at McMaster University welcomes medical students to apply to the Electives Program at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine. Participation in the program will afford McMaster students and visiting students from accredited schools an opportunity to experience a wide range of self-directed activities before graduation.


Our post graduate training requirement offers a considerable amount of flexibility for the fulfillment of self directed learning and individual research interest. Our educational program design is founded on necessary key competencies stipulated by CanMEDS and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, to enable our graduates to function as expert consultants in neurosurgery. Our program graduates will exemplify the highest and finest levels of professional abilities described by CanMEDS.

The Vascular Surgery Residency Program at McMaster University offers 2 different residency pathways.

Pathway 1 is a five-year residency in Vascular Surgery.

Pathway 2 is not available at this time.

McMaster Surgeon Scientist Program (SSP)

The McMaster Surgeon Scientist Program (SSP) operates as part of McMaster's pre-established Clinical Investigator Program (CIP), a Royal College accredited postgraduate research training program. A new program within the Department of Surgery, the Mcmaster SSP provides excellent research training for surgical residents while encouraging the pursuit of careers in academic surgery. Research training opportunities for surgical residents are made available through McMaster's medical, biochemical and world-renowned clinical epidemiology research programs. Also, SSP provides a framework for the pursuits of graduate studies within the course of residency, as well as, secure funding at the PGY level of entry into the program.

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