The postgraduate education program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University is designed to train residents to practice competent clinical 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.
The Residency Training Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University is a totally integrated program involving three hospitals within the city as well as opportunities to train in several other neighbouring community hospitals. 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 good variety of clinical experience from the large referral base.
The Royal College Specialty Committee in Obstetrics and Gynecology has accepted the CREOG goals and objectives as its own goals and objectives for specialty training. Following the CANMEDS framework, the postgraduate program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University has additional goals and objectives that it feels are necessary for satisfactory training as a consultant in the specialty. A minimum standard for performance in all CANMEDS domains must be mastered to merit advancement in the residency program.