Internal Medicine Personal Statement Mcgill

Admission Requirements

  • High academic achievement: A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.4 is required out of a possible maximum CGPA of 4.0 -or- a GPA of 3.6 is required in the last 2 years of full time studies.
  • Proof of competency in oral and written English: TOEFL: International students who have not received their instruction in English or whose mother tongue is not English must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 567 (paper-based test) or 86, with each component score not less than 20 (internet-based test). The TOEFL institution code for McGill University is 0935. Alternatively, students may submit International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores with a minimum overall band score of 6.5. Original score reports must be submitted (photocopies will not be accepted). For further information please refer to www.toefl.org

For overseas graduates, an attempt is made to situate the applicant's academic grades among the standards of their Universities. Grades are, however, converted to their McGill equivalent. Conversion charts, as well as required admission documentation for each country, are provided by the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office (GPSO) and prospective students should refer to these in order to determine if they are admissible to our program.

NOTE: Satisfaction of general requirements does not guarantee admission. Admission to graduate studies is limited and acceptance is on a competitive basis. Also note that all applications, which do not meet ALL minimum admission requirements, will be automatically rejected.

How to apply

As of October 2012, McGill’s formerly paper-based graduate application process has been replaced with a more convenient electronic version. For detailed instructions on how to apply and how to upload required supporting documents in the new version, please see: www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply/prepare.

Deadline:All supporting documents must be received by March 1st. Admissions are preferable for the Fall semester. On a case by case basis, we may accept students in the Winter term.  PLEASE NOTE: Do NOT apply for the winter term unless advised by the Graduate Porgrams Coordinator first!

Supervisor: All students must be matched to a Supervisorto be admitted in our graduate programs and this matching will occur during the application process. When you apply, you will have an opportunity to be chosen for an interview and a writing assessment, if you meet our minimum admission requirements.  

Supporting Documents

  • Application Form and Fee:  All applicants must complete the Online Application. The application must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of $110.29 which may be paid by credit card (Visa or Mastercard). Please ensure you apply for the MSc in Family Medicine or the ad hoc PhD in Family Medicine. 
  • Curriculum Vitae: Please upload the latest version of your resume, which should include a listing of previous research experience and publications, if applicable. All relevant research experience should be included in your CV since you are essentially applying for a research position in our department. 
  • Personal Statement: Applicants must submit a personal statement in which they 1) describe their background and reasons why they are applying to the desired program; 2) describe their research interests and with whom they would like to work with among the list of potential supervisors; 3) describe how they hope to contribute to the discipline of family medicine and how to impact family medicine practice; and 4) describe future plans upon graduation from the desired program. The statement should be no more than two (2) pages long.
  • Letters of Reference: Two (2) letters of reference must accompany any application to our program. These letters must be current (no more than 6 months old).  Letters must be on letterhead paper and are required to be uploaded to the admissions processing system. Applicants are strongly encouraged to request references from academic or other professional employers who can evaluate their potential for graduate studies and research, and who can attest to the applicant’s research skills.  Referees will also be asked to rank each applicant and to provide a size of the comparison group (i.e. out of 50 supervised students). 
Any applicant haven undertaken previous graduate studies (whether at McGill or elsewhere) should make sure that one of the letters of reference is from their prior graduate supervisor. Please note: On the application form applicants must provide the names and email addresses of referees. McGill will contact these referees and invite them to upload references on their behalf (along with the instructions on how to upload the documents). Neither of these reference letters should be from the proposed supervisor.
  • Official Transcripts: Applicants must submit one (1) official copy of all transcripts for all post-secondary education undertaken (Quebec students need not submit CEGEP transcripts). The transcripts must present evidence of academic achievement: a Cumulative Grade Point Average (cGPA) of 3.4 out of a possible 4.0. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded to the McGill admissions processing system and an offical transcript must be sent at a later time when the letter of approval has been sent from Graduate Studies.

PLEASE NOTE: Official transcripts are not required for any studies conducted at McGill University (students may upload a MINERVA copy of their McGill transcript with their application).

  • Writing sample (for ad hoc PhD only):  Applicants to our ad hoc PhD program must upload a writing sample to review, preferably a thesis or a published article. 

All supplemental application materials and supporting documents must be uploaded directly to the McGill admissions processing system (complete instructions: www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply/submitting-your-documents)

Results

You will be informed of your acceptance/non-acceptance within approximately 3 weeks from the date your file is complete. Your official acceptance/non acceptance letter will come from the 'Graduate and Postdoctoral Office' of McGill University.

JEWISH GENERAL HOSPITAL (CTU)
Elective Chair

Dr. N. Saad (CTU)

Telephone(514) 340-8222, Local 5220
Coordinator

Rose-Marie Gordon (CTU)

Telephone(514) 340-8222, Local 5220
Fax(514) 340-8631
E-mailimundergrad [at] jgh.mcgill.ca

There are three possible General Internal Medicine electives, each available to one clerkship student at any one time. Students are supervised by the attending physician on the service, along with senior medical residents and/or General Internal Medicine fellows. Requests for electives of 2, 3, or 4 weeks duration will be considered.

1. CTU Elective: The elective student assigned to the Internal Medicine Clinical Teaching Unit (CTU) will be an active member of the CTU team. He or she will admit, manage, and discharge patients with a variety of medical problems and participate in teaching activities occurring on the CTU. Only students who have successfully completed their core clerkship in Internal Medicine and are eligible to apply for an elective at McGill University will be considered for the CTU elective.

JEWISH GENERAL HOSPITAL (ER & Gen. Int. Consult)
Elective ChairDr. J. Raffoul (ER & Gen. Int. Consult)Telephone(514) 340-8222, Local 5220
Coordinator

Wanda Kagan (ER & Gen. Int. Consult)

Telephone(514) 340-7596
E-mailwkagan [at] jgh.mcgill.ca

There are three possible General Internal Medicine electives, each available to one clerkship student at any one time. Students are supervised by the attending physician on the service, along with senior medical residents and/or General Internal Medicine fellows. Requests for electives of 2, 3, or 4 weeks duration will be considered.

1. ER Consultation Service: The elective student assigned to the Internal Medicine ER Consultation (ERC) service will be an active member of the ERC team. He or she will complete new consultations for undifferentiated patients and reassess patients admitted to medicine in the Emergency Department. Only students who have successfully completed their core clerkship in Internal Medicine and who are currently enrolled in a medical school in Canada or the USA will be considered for the ER Consultation elective.

2. General Internal Medicine Consultation Service: The elective student assigned to the Internal Medicine Consult Service will, in consultation and in follow-up, assess patients admitted to surgical and psychiatric services. Consultations include preoperative assessment and management of a wide variety of medical problems. In addition, the student may participate in an outpatient preoperative assessment clinic. Only students who have successfully completed their core clerkship in Internal Medicine and who are currently enrolled in a medical school in Canada or the USA will be considered for the Consult Service elective.

MONTREAL GENERAL HOSPITAL
General Internal Medicine Consultation Services
SupervisorDr. L. GreenTelephone(514) 934-8054
CoordinatorJay BhatTelephone(514) 934-1934, Local 43046
Fax(514) 937-0803
E-mailugmemgh.medicine [at] mcgill.ca

Available to one Clerkship student at any one time. The rotation is based on the Internal Medicine Consult Service which is an active consultation service seeing patients on the surgical and psychiatry floors. Patients referrals are for diverse problems including preoperative assessment, management of postoperative medical problems, hypertension and an unlimited variety of other problems. The elective student would see patients primarily, and would be supervised by a third or fourth year medicine resident and an attending staff person.

Ambulatory care experience is available in a general medicine clinic, hypertension clinic or preoperative assessment clinic. There are one or two structured teaching sessions weekly involving the entire division.

Advantages of the rotation include the diversity of general medicine problems, and learning the consultation process under direct supervision.

ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL (GLEN) - CTU Elective
SupervisorDr. P. GhaliTelephone(514) 934-1934, Local 61858
CoordinatorMarina FedorovaTelephone(514) 934-1934, Local 61858
Fax(514) 843-1725
E-mailugmervh.medicine [at] mcgill.ca

Requests for electives of 2, 3, or 4 weeks duration will be considered.

CTU Elective: The elective student assigned to the Internal Medicine Clinical Teaching Unit (CTU) will be an active member of the CTU team.  He or she will admit, manage, and discharge patients with a variety of medical problems and participate in teaching activities occurring on the CTU. Only students who have successfully completed their core clerkship in Internal Medicine will be considered for the CTU elective. This elective has limited availability due to McGill trainees being assigned to the CTU as part of their clerkship experiences.

The two acute care medicine CTUs 6 Med and 10 Med will accept elective students to their services as per the following conditions:

  • Candidates will have completed training as a clinical clerk in medicine.
  • Preferential acceptance will be offered to candidates willing to work 4 weeks on a single 4 week rotation i.e. overlapping periods is discouraged. Three and two week rotations are acceptable though less desirable.
  • Where there are only two clinical clerks and two junior residents assigned to the service, there is room to accept an elective student.
ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL (GLEN) - GIM Consult Service
SupervisorDr. Emily McDonaldTelephone(514) 934-1934, Local 34132
CoordinatorAntoinette SevensmaTelephone(514) 934-1934, Local 34132
Fax(514) 843-1676
E-mailantoinette.sevensma [at] muhc.mcgill.ca

Requests for electives of 2, 3, or 4 weeks duration will be considered.

General Internal Medicine Consultation Service: The elective student assigned to the General Internal Medicine Consultation service will be an active member of this team.  He or she will complete new consultations for undifferentiated patients and reassess patients admitted to medicine in the Emergency Department. The unique patient population seen at the RVH includes patients with solid organ and stem cell transplants, hepatobiliary diseases, and advanced atherovascular disease. This rotation also includes seeing general internal mediicine consults on non-medical inpatient units. Finally, this team assesses and manages acute venous thrombo-embolic disease in the outpatient setting  as part of the outpatient VTE program. Only students who have successfully completed their core clerkship in Internal Medicine will be considered for the Consultation Service elective. This elective has limited availability due to McGill trainees being assigned to this rotation as part of their clerkship experiences.

MILIEU DE FORMATION EN RÉGION

Coordonnatrice Stages en région Formation décentralisée

Paola Colapelle

Telephone(514) 398-5666
Courrielsersec.med [at] mcgill.ca
CSSS DE GATINEAU (Hôpital de Gatineau)
SuperviseurDr Ron StarraTelephone(819) 966-6100
Personne ressource

Sébastien Veillette

Telephone(819) 966-6171, poste 7352
Courriel07_CISSSO_STAGES_EN_MEDECINE [at] ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Durée de stage : 4 semaines

L’objectif du stage est de permettra à l’externe d’être exposé à une facette différente de la médecine interne générale. Il pourra évaluer un éventail de différentes pathologies, pratiquer des procédures multiples et explorer la pratique en médecine interne en milieu communautaire. L’externe sera également exposé aux épreuves sur tapis roulant, aux cliniques d’oncologie et d’immunodéficiences de même qu’aux procédures d’endoscopie pulmonaire et digestive. L’externe sera jumelé à l’interniste de garde et assurer les consultations sur les unités et à la salle d’urgence.  Le stage débute à 8 h la première journée à l’unité des soins intensifs

Le CSSS Gatineau (CSSSG) compte parmi les plus importants centres de santé au Québec et regroupe 2 hôpitaux (500 lits) offrant une gamme complète de services à plus de 220 000 personnes à Gatineau ainsi que des services spécialisés et ultraspécialisés à la population de l’Outaouais et du nord ouest du Québec.

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Pour les stages de 4 semaines en région : Veuillez noter que le logement pour les stagiaires inscrits dans une faculté de médecine au Québec est  fourni par l’établissement.    Ces stagiaires bénéficient également d’allocations  forfaitaires pour le déplacement selon le cadre de gestion du Programme de formation médicale décentralisée du MSSS.   Les allocations sont payées par l’établissement et envoyées par chèque aux stagiaires quelques semaines après la fin du stage.

Note :  Les stages en région s’effectuent en français
En raison de la capacité d’accueil limitée, toutes les demandes de stages à option dans les milieux de formation en région doivent être soumises par courriel à Jessica Ward au sersec.med [at] mcgill.ca.

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