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Program Highlights

The McMaster University Diagnostic Radiology Program is designed to produce strong clinical radiologists, who can perform, supervise and interpret a wide variety of imaging tests and procedures. The program fosters the development of general radiology skills as well as strong consultative skills. We strive to produce radiologists who will be lifelong learners, able to respond to the increasing demands of our exciting, rapidly expanding medical specialty. The program is designed to meet the specifications of the Royal College as well as address the Canadian Medical Education Directives for Specialists, commonly referred to as CanMEDS.

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Residency Program Description

The McMaster University Diagnostic Radiology Program is designed to produce strong clinical radiologists, who can perform, supervise and interpret a wide variety of imaging tests and procedures. The program fosters the development of general radiology skills as well as strong consultative skills. We strive to produce radiologists who will be lifelong learners, able to respond to the increasing demands of our exciting, rapidly expanding medical specialty. The program is designed to meet the specifications of the Royal College as well as address the Canadian Medical Education Directives for Specialists, commonly referred to as CanMEDS.

Training Sites

The residency training sites include Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), consisting of the McMaster University Medical Centre, Juravinski Hospital, Hamilton General Hospital and the Juravinski Cancer Centre, as well as St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH). The Hamilton hospitals are a tertiary referral site for the Central West region of Ontario, providing specialized healthcare services to a catchment population of over 2.2 million. The health system in Hamilton is organized such that each hospital has specialty expertise. There are strong Internal Medicine and General Surgery programs and subspecialty services, which support a busy tertiary level imaging practice. The HHS is amongst Canada’s largest teaching hospitals.

Our residency program at McMaster is designed to take advantage of this system of health organization. Rotations are selected based on the patient population, volume of pathology and radiology faculty teaching strengths, rather than purely hospital-based. This permits flexibility in our program design — all residents are exposed to almost the identical rotation design. McMaster’s large patient population and organized local healthcare structure ensures that residents are adequately exposed to a wealth of imaging pathology and faculty expertise.

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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 McMaster University - Diagnostic Radiology - Hamilton.
Ontario
Effective October 4th, 2023 
PGY1
$67,044.99
PGY2
$72,804.48
PGY3
$78,190.61
PGY4
$84,712.26
PGY5
$90,073.03
PGY6
$95,190.86
PGY7
$99,836.15
PGY8
$105,844.41
PGY9
$109,734.47
Professional Leave
7 working days/year
Additional time off provided for writing any CND or US certification exam, leave includes the exam date and reasonable travel time to and from the exam site. Additional RCPSC & CFPC Certification Examination
Prep Time
  1. Subject to operational requirements and at the request of a resident, a resident will not be scheduled for call duties for a period up to fourteen days prior to a CFPC or RCPSC certification exam.
  2. Subject to operational requirements and at the request of a resident, a resident *will be granted up to seven consecutive days off during one of the four week*s preceding a CFPC or RCPSC certification exam.
Annual Vacation
4 weeks
Meal Allowance
No
Frequency of Calls
1 in 4 In-hospital, 1 in 3 home
Pregnancy Leave
17 weeks
Parental Leave
35 weeks, 37 weeks if resident did not take pregnancy leave
Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) Plan
Top-up to 84% 27 weeks for women who take pregnancy and parental leave; 12 weeks for parents on stand-alone parental leave.
Provincial Health Insurance
Yes
Extended Health Insurance
Yes
Provincial Dues (% of salary)
1.3%
Dental Plan
85% paid for eligible expenses
CMPA Dues Paid
Under current arrangements, residents are rebated by Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for dues in excess of $300.
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Yes – 70% of salary, non-taxable.
Statutory and Floating Holidays
2 weeks leave with full pay and benefits;
10 stat days plus 1 personal floater.
Residents are entitled to at least 5 consecutive days off over the Christmas or New Year period, which accounts for 3 statutory holidays (Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day), and 2 weekend days.
Life Insurance
Yes, 2x salary
Salary and Benefit Continuance
A resident that can’t work due to illness or injury will have salary and benefits maintained for 6 months or until end of appointment (whichever occurs first)
Call Stipend
Regular:
$127.60 in-hospital; $63.80 home call or qualifying shift on shift-based services.
Weekend premium:
$140.36 in-hospital; $70.18 home call or qualifying shift on shift-based services.
Updated October 4, 2023

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