Dr. Michelle Morais

Program Director

Pascale Wilmot

Program Administrator
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Program Highlights

Most graduates of residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology will engage in the general practice of the specialty. This is a mix of pregnancy care, both high and low risk, and the care of pelvic and endocrine disorders affecting women of all ages. Some obstetricians practice in major academic centers and many in small to medium size communities. They treat a wide variety of menstrual disorders, infections, pelvic pathology (fibroids, ovarian cysts, menorrhagia, prolapse, urinary dysfunction, cervical cancer), pregnancies complicated with hypertension, bleeding growth disorders, multiple pregnancies, and women enjoying healthy, normal pregnancies

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General Information

The postgraduate education program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University is designed to train residents to practice as competent Generalists in Obstetrics and Gynecology and successfully complete the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons’ qualifying examination. For most residents, the training program will be five years in length. Completion of the entire program depends on satisfactory completion of each of the components within the program. We have the capacity to match 6 Canadian Medical Graduates and 1 International Medical Graduate in the 2021 CaRMS Match.

We are a competency-based program consisting of rotations at 3 of the hospitals in the city of Hamilton as well as many hospitals in the surrounding communities. The hospitals in Hamilton are themselves coordinated in a series of regional programs which concentrate specialized facilities at certain hospitals and provide mutual support for other specialized facilities which are needed at all hospitals. The results are that the residents receive a great variety of clinical experience from the large referral base.

The program uses the Entrusted Professional Activities (EPA) list developed by the Specialty Committee of the Royal College as a basis for evaluation. Additionally, using the CANMEDS framework, the postgraduate program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University has additional goals and objectives for each of the rotations that we feel are critical for competence in training as a consultant in the specialty. A minimum standard for performance in all CANMEDS domains, along with successful completion of all EPAs, to merit advancement in the residency program.

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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 - Obstetrics and Gynecology - Hamilton.
Effective October 4th, 2023 
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
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
Extended Health Insurance
Provincial Dues (% of salary)
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
$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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Hamilton cityscape
Hamilton is a Canadian port city on the western tip of Lake Ontario. The Niagara Escarpment, a huge, forested ridge known locally as “the mountain” and dotted with conservation areas and waterfalls, divides the city. The long-distance Bruce Trail runs along the escarpment. HMCS Haida, a naval warship on the city’s lakefront, and the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in the south, trace Canada’s military past.

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