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McMaster University offers a two-year sub-specialty residency training program in Gynecologic Oncology.  This program is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  The residency position is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.  One resident is awarded a residency position every year.

The program provides educational exposure to an extensive variety of clinical and surgical cases in the field of Gynecologic Oncology, including advanced laparoscopic surgery, sentinel lymph node mapping, and systemic therapy.  Core rotations include Radiation Oncology (2 months); Medical Oncology (2 months); Intensive Care Unit (1 month); Elective (1 month); and Gynecologic Oncology (18 months) according to the requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Surgical training is enriched with a longitudinal 6-month rotation in Vascular Surgery and surgical selective opportunities.  Protected research and academic time is also ensured to optimize medical knowledge in the management of gynecologic malignancies and to contribute to advancement in the field.  Funding for attendance and presentation at the national and international meetings is available.  Mentorship from distinguished academic faculty, including 5 Gynecologic Oncologists, 4 Radiation Oncologists, and 2 Medical Oncologists, combined with an abundant volume of complex cases, provides for an exceptional training experience.

The primary training site is the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre.  Patients are referred from within the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), which also includes Burlington and most of Norfolk, an area that includes a diverse population of over 1.4 million people.  Hospital data from 2015 reports 6738 gynecologic oncology clinic visits including 947 consultations, 365 surgical admissions, 160 non-surgical admissions, 178 laparoscopic cases, 220 laparotomies, 113 ovarian cytoreductive procedures including 33 bowel resections, and 39 radical vulvar cancer resections and staging.

In conjunction with the vast range of clinical and surgical cases, research support and mentorship, and the innovative and patient-centered approach of Hamilton Health Sciences, the residency training program in Gynecologic Oncology at McMaster University is positioned to provide residents with an outstanding training opportunity.

Inquiries regarding the Residency Training Program

Kate Lockley, Education Program Associate, Gynecologic Oncology, McMaster University                      
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology 
1280 Main Street West, HSC 4F
Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1       
Tel: 905-521-2100 Ext. 76204  Email:

Inquires regarding Electives

Shauna Ferguson, Administrative Assistant, Resident Administration, Postgraduate Medical Education, McMaster University                                                                                                                                   
Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning, Faculty of Health Science
1280 Main Street West, MDCL 3101A
Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1
Tel: 905-521-2100 Ext. 22719  Email:

How To Apply

The department is currently accepting applicants for July 2019.  The application deadline is April 30th, 2018​.  Selected applicants will be schedules for an interview, and successful candidates will be offered a position.  The common offer date for Canadian Residency Training Programs in Gynecologic Oncology is Wednesday, October, 10th, 2018.

Application Documents

*Note: Only complete applications will be considered.

For full details on how to apply, please visit the website for the Department of Postgraduate Medicine


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