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Program Highlights

The Halton site offers the opportunity to learn comprehensive family medicine in a suburban setting with preceptors who work in diverse settings that may include office-based and hospital care. Each resident is in a close one-to-one relationship with a primary preceptor over the two years of residency.

Our preceptors are located either in the Halton McMaster Family Health Centre or within community teaching practices in Burlington, Waterdown, Milton, or Oakville. Many of our practices are within Family Health Teams, and all of our residents have the opportunity to work with hospital-based teams during their residency at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington or Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital in Oakville.

A key feature of our site is the focus on comprehensive family medicine in differing settings, like inpatient care, emergency shifts, coroner work, long term care, obstetrics and surgical assist, which help train residents to be a resource to their future communities. All of our preceptors provide comprehensive, community based care, which allows for an interesting mix of hospitalist and office-based medicine within the core family medicine experience.

Residents attend academic sessions locally, at the Halton McMaster Family Health Centre location in Burlington.

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General Information

Key Stats
  • CMG CaRMS Positions: 7
  • IMG CaRMS Positions: 1
  • Preceptors: 15

Each teaching practice cares for approximately 1,500 to 2,000 patients.

Clinical preceptor special interests include obstetrics, women’s health, mental health, chronic disease management, palliative care, long-term care, procedural skills, medical leadership, medical education and quality improvement

Contacts
  • Dr. Susan Borden — Site Director
  • Api Easwarasubramaniam — Education Associate, easwara@mcmaster.ca
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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 - Family Medicine - Halton.
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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Explore Location

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Halton
Halton combines vibrant agricultural communities and the charm of small-town life with the amenities, shopping and culinary delights of major urban centres. With Toronto to the east, Hamilton to the west and Lake Ontario to the south, the region is close to major cities, world-class educational institutions and markets in Canada and the United States.

Resident Experience

Hayley Jones & Emily Brubaker-Zehr
R2
-The Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences course is definitely a highlight! Every week I look forward to checking-in with my co-residents and discussing interesting cases! It’s also a great opportunity to develop mentoring relationships with the family physician/psychotherapist/psychiatrist who lead the sessions each week for the two years-block 7 is a highlight, it provided a nice change of pace and is full of good learning -excellent speakers at AHD; the lectures are clinically useful and also geared towards our exam