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Program Highlights

The Department of Family Medicine at McGill offers a fully accredited two-year postgraduate training program based in a university family medicine group practice (GMF-U or groupe de médecine familiale universitaire).

Across our  11 GMF-U locations, the program offers three main components: comprehensive and longitudinal family medicine practice, coordinated training in the medical specialties, and exposure to rural medicine practice.

The programs in our GMF-Us include a comprehensive curriculum, which focuses on management of common patient problems in an ambulatory setting. Principles of family dynamics, utilization of community resources, and optimal cooperation with allied health professionals in providing continuity of care are also emphasized in the two-year curriculum.

At McGill, we have systematically aligned both our clinical and academic curriculum with the College of Family Physician’s Evaluation Objectives (105 Priority topics). Our ultimate goal is to prepare our residents to become competent family physicians for the practice of medicine as lifelong learners.

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General Information

Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the GMF-Us in Montreal (CLSC Côte-des-Neiges, CLSC Métro, CLSC Parc-Extension, Herzl Family Practice Centre at the Jewish General Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Health Complex, St Mary’s Hospital Family Medicine Centre and Clinique Mednam).

Spoken and written French sufficient to evaluate a patient is also required at these GMF-U sites.

Fluency in spoken and written French is required for applicants applying to our francophone units located in Montérégie (GMF-U de Jardins Roussillon & GMF-U de Vaudreuil, GMF-U de Gatineau and GMF-U de la Vallée de l’Or). Spoken and written English is considered to be an asset for these sites.

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Salary Information

Post graduate salaries and benefits differ by province and are determined by two things: your training year, and the province you work in. See below the salaries and benefits for McGill University - Family Medicine - Montreal.
Gross Annual Resident 1 Salary*
Gross Annual Resident 2 Salary
Gross Annual Resident 3 Salary
Gross Annual Resident 4 Salary
Gross Annual Resident 5 Salary
Gross Annual Resident 6 Salary
Gross Annual Resident 7 Salary
Gross Annual Resident 8 Salary
Call Premium
$607/28 days
Teaching Premium
$240/28 days
Resident Coordinator
Assistant Resident Coordinator
Annual Vacation
20 days/year
Statutory and Floating Holidays
Conference Leave
7 days pd/year
Study Leave
10 days pd/year
Exam Leave
Day (s) of the exam
Wedding Leave
7 days paid + 7 days without pay
Resuscitation Courses and Examination Leave
Day of the course and of the exam, course paid
Leave for Death in Family
From 1 to 5 days depending on the family member
Sick Leave
9.6 days pd / year And reimbursement of days not taken
Leave of Absence Without Pay (exceptional measure)
12 months maximum
Maternity Leave
Provincial Program (RQAP*) and FMRQ **
21 weeks
95 % of salary
Paternity Leave
Provincial Program (RQAP) and FMRQ
1 week, 100% of salary
3 to 5 weeks, 100% of salary
(two options)
Parental Leave (time sharing between parents)
19 to 29 weeks
55 to 75 % of salary
Adoption Leave
29 to 38 weeks
55 to 75 % of salary
½ of doctors’ fee
Free during on-call duty
Provided by the establishment
Quebec Health Insurance Program / RAMQ***
Extended Health Insurance
Dental Plan
Yes, available for a fee
Professional Liability Insurance****(CPMA not applicable)
Yes (free)
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Reduced fee
Free during on-call duty
Life Insurance
Superior Financial Programs

Updated September 9, 2022

For more information, consult the FMRQ website.

*RQAP : Régime québécois d’assurance parentale (Maternity, Paternity, Parental and Adoption Leave Provincial Plan)

**FMRQ : Fédération des médecins résidents du Québec (Québec medical residents’ union)

***RAMQ : Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (Québec Health Insurance Plan)

****In Québec, professional liability insurance is entirely assumed by the Direction des assurances du réseau de la santé et des services sociaux (DARSSS)

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