Dr. Ilun Yang
Canadian Medical Graduates
The Division of General Surgery is a key component of the Department of Surgery at McMaster University, located in Hamilton, Ontario. There are 30 surgeons in the Division based in Hamilton, as well as surgeons in our affiliated teaching sites in the community. The Division offers full service in all of the sub-specialties of General Surgery (except transplantation) at three acute care sites (Hamilton General Site, Juravinski site and St Joseph’s Healthcare).
The Hamilton General Site houses a Level One Adult Trauma Program servicing Hamilton and the surrounding region, receiving in excess of 500 multiple trauma patients per year. Clinical services for breast and colorectal oncology are distributed at all three sites, with specialized multidisciplinary clinics based at the Juravinski Cancer Centre site. Advanced Hepatobiliary surgery is based at the Juravinski site, while advanced soft tissue oncology is at the St Joseph’s and Juravinski sites. The full breadth of surgical care for Benign Diseases are distributed at all sites. The Centre for Minimal Access Surgery (CMAS) provides state of the art minimally invasive services, based primarily at St Joseph’s Healthcare. St Joseph’s also hosts the Bariatric Program and is the lead Provincial site for this growing Program. The Division provides comprehensive and high quality support to the busy Hamilton Emergency Departments, inpatient services and outpatient clinics, while also providing tertiary and quaternary care for our region. An important component of clinical care is collaboration with our non-surgical partners in multidisciplinary care. Division members are key members and leaders of Critical Care, and hepatobiliary, colorectal, breast, and sarcoma/melanoma site groups which offer residents of Hamilton and the region timely access to the highest level of care possible.
Current – retroactive to July 1st, 2020
Effective July 1st, 2021
Effective July 1st, 2022
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
Frequency of Calls
1 in 4 In-hospital, 1 in 3 home
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
Extended Health Insurance
Provincial Dues (% of salary)
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.
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)
$127.60 in-hospital; $63.80 home call or qualifying shift on shift-based services.
$140.36 in-hospital; $70.18 home call or qualifying shift on shift-based services.
Updated July 16, 2021