The Pediatric Residency Program accepts 10-13 residents per year from various entry streams- including one from the Waterloo stream. The program is committed to providing exceptional, flexible training in clinical pediatrics, advocacy, scholarly work and education. Residents benefit from our faculty's collegial approach and broad expertise, enabling trainees to thrive as they prepare for a career in pediatric medicine or its subspecialties.
The Waterloo program offers the unique experience of a combined academic tertiary residency program with that of a community-based program. While at McMaster Children's Hospital (MCH), residents obtain exposure to the diagnosis and management of a diverse spectrum of disease through subspecialty and critical care rotations. Residents will develop relationships with academic faculty at MCH, including opportunities for clinical and scholarly mentorship. McMaster University is the home of many of the world experts in evidence-based medicine. Residents in the training program can expect to receive outstanding formal training and critical appraisal skills through CTU rounds, Academic Half Day, Journal Clubs, subspecialty teaching rounds, and our unique ward-teaching schedule. Through their clinical rotations, residents learn to use literature in daily management of patients giving them life long learning skills that will make them better physicians.
Residents selected for the Waterloo program will also spend a portion of their training at Grand River Hospital (GRH), and surrounding teaching sites in the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo. At GRH, residents will have longitudinal exposure to neonatal resuscitation and intensive care, as well as general pediatric issues both in an inpatient and ambulatory setting. Residents receive an excellent foundation in pediatrics that will prepare them for any career they may eventually choose.
Residents in the Waterloo program will have the opportunity for earlier independence and leadership, both in the clinical realm and beyond. Residents play a pivotal role in continuing to improve and vitalize the program. Their opinions are highly valued and we depend on resident involvement to keep the program evolving, and to maintain high morale and pride amongst the residents.
Residents will be a part of a program known for its innovation and leadership in educational scholarship. The Waterloo region is also home to the Waterloo Regional Campus branch of the undergraduate medical program, as well as a strong family medicine residency program. As such, pediatric residents have many opportunities for teaching, including formal clinical skills to the undergraduate class, as well as for clinical clerks and family medicine residents.
For more information, please visit: Department of Pediatrics, Residency Program