Dr. Mohammad Zubairi

Program Director

Kaitlin Auld

Program Administrator
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Program Highlights

Welcome to the McMaster University Pediatric Residency Program! The program is committed to providing the best education possible for our residents with skills in clinical pediatrics, research and education. Residents graduating from the McMaster pediatrics program are fully prepared for their ultimate career in either general consultative pediatrics or subspecialty pediatrics. The Pediatric Residency Program takes 12-14 residents per year from various entry points.

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General Information

All residents have elective time in their 2nd and 3rd years. Many of our residents participate in global health experiences during these electives, with global health training opportunities and mentorship within the department and the university for all residents. There is also significant flexibility through Integrated Pediatrics (IP) blocks throughout senior years within the program, allowing residents to return to clinical areas for more experience and to explore unique supplementary clinical opportunities. We feel it is essential for residents to be exposed to general consulting pediatric practice in the community setting, thus there are mandatory community rotations in the program. Hamilton has many smaller communities within an hour of the city, with strong educational links to these communities allowing for valuable learning experiences.

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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 - Pediatrics - 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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Explore Location

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.

Resident Experience

Chief Residents
a.The people – co-residents, staff, program administrative staff and program leadership – very approachable and understanding team that truly works with us to facilitate our success b.Program size – robust program with diversity of experiences, but cohesive enough to have access to research and mentorship opportunities, create niche areas of interest and academic exploration c.Call model – night float model allows residents to not miss significant learning experiences on subspecialty rotations; dedicated float weeks promotes resident wellness overall instead of managing a call burden throughout each rotation of the year; built-in transition to senior resident curriculum that helps prepare junior learners for the added roles and responsibilities d.Responsiveness to resident feedback – several channels for residents to be involved in directing the future direction of the program, including resident council, chief resident role, education resource persons for each rotation, etc. e.Diversity and inclusion committee work – in response to resident feedback and need identified, committee started with branches in community advocacy, collaboration and education to help promote inclusivity principles within McMaster Pediatrics