General Pediatrics

Fellowship Program
Iman Shbash

Message from Program Director, Iman Shbash

McMaster University’s General Pediatrics Fellowship Program at McMaster Children’s Hospital provides training in the broad field of general pediatrics. The goal of our program is to prepare fellows for leadership careers by providing them with the requisite skills to become excellent clinicians, creative teachers, and knowledgeable researchers in the field of general pediatrics.

Overview

Program Overview
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The general pediatric fellow will rotate through various inpatient and outpatient clinical settings, including general pediatric wards, pediatric emergency, child advocacy, child development, consulting pediatrics, and subspecialty clinics. 

Outpatient fellow continuity clinic takes place over the course of the entire fellowship. Elective rotations, subject to the approval of the fellowship director, are also available and encouraged to assist with personal goals and interests. 

Fellows foreign to the Canadian system will have standardized early rotations to assist with familiarization of the hospital, pediatric residency, and fellowship program and expectations. Evaluation is based on the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario pre-entry assessment rogram and assessment verification period.

Certification Outcome
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Upon completing the training, McMaster University's Postgraduate Medical Education will issue a certificate of completion. The fellowship is not accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Entry Requirements 
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We are seeking candidates who have a keen interest in general pediatrics and who have demonstrated a strong work ethic.

Application Deadline
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Application details and deadlines can be found on the McMaster Postgraduate Medical Education website at the link below.

Postgraduate Medical Education
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McMaster Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) provides an environment where learners can develop the skills to become expert physicians and leaders in health care.

Education

Length of Training
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The length of training is two years.

Curriculum Highlights
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The size of our faculty offers opportunities for mentoring of fellows with wide varieties of clinical interests. Fellows’ training is tailored to their individual needs and objectives.

Clinical

Overview
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The general pediatric fellow will rotate through various inpatient and outpatient clinical settings, including general pediatric wards, pediatric emergency, child advocacy, child development, consulting pediatrics, and subspecialty clinics.

The in-hospital, on-call commitment is around four to six calls per month, with one off-call month per year.

Hospital Site
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McMaster Children's Hospital

Research

Overview
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Research and quality improvement (QI) contribution and/or minor research/QI project is expected and supported. Fellows can also be supported to develop an advocacy project in their area of interest.

Contact Us

We invite you to learn more about the General Pediatrics Fellowship Program and the opportunities that are available at McMaster University. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.



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