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Resident Research Opportunities

Women’s and Infant’s Health Research in Progess Rounds (WIHRIP)

Women’s and Infant’s Health Research in Progress Rounds (WIHRIP) are an opportunity for you to present research projects to obtain constructive feedback while the research is in the developmental stages from your peers and from lead researchers within our department.


Funds are available to help support resident research projects.  Departmental grants of up to $1000 can be applied for to provide seed money for projects, as well as to cover publication costs.  As well, numerous grants are available for additional funding throughout the academic year.  

Residents who have their research accepted to present at academic conferences can apply for up to $2000 of funding to cover incidental costs.  Residents in recent years have presented their work at many prestigious conferences such as ISUOG, SOGC, and ACOG and have travelled from St. Petersburg to Singapore and everywhere in between!  

Clinician Investigator Program

Throughout your training, the department encourages you to consider obtaining additional research training and, potentially, an academic position as a clinician-investigator. The department, and its members, will facilitate this in the following ways:

  • Career advice will be provided to residents by the program director at the 6 monthly evaluations of progress.
  • Residents will have opportunities to have discussions with established clinician-investigators from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and from other departments.
  • The department will help to arrange opportunities for interested residents to meet with potential research supervisors and representatives of McMaster’s Graduate Studies programs.

    Residents will be familiarized with, and encouraged to contact representatives of, the McMaster Clinician Investigator Program.

  • The department will work with residents and prospective research supervisors to secure salary support for research fellowship years.
  • The department will consider making a direct contribution to the funding of research fellowship positions on a case-by-case basis. For research fellows who are enrolled in McMaster’s Clinician Investigator Program, there is a provisional arrangement that the department will match funds (1:1) committed by the primary research supervisor or the graduate studies program in which the trainee research fellow will be enrolled.


Hamilton is home to just over 500,000 residents, 4 hospitals, and both McMaster University and Mohawk College. Located at the tip of Lake Ontario about an hour from downtown Toronto or from the Niagara Peninsula, the city and surrounding areas offers many activities from outdoor hikes to the waterfalls, wine tasting, theatres, concerts, restaurants, travel, and more. Hamilton is connected to the VIA Rail line at Aldershot, the GO train line to Toronto and Niagara, and with various flights out of the airports in Hamilton, Toronto, and Buffalo.

Residents' Favourite Activities and Restaurants   

  • Activities
  • Restaurants
    • The French
    • The Aberdeen Tavern
    • The Diplomat
    • Hambrgr
    • Merit Brewing Co.
    • The Mule
    • Radius
    • Sagarmantha Curry House
    • Berkeley North
    • Panini’s and Ice Cream
    • Bread Bar
    • August 8


Residents choose to live in various locations in and around Hamilton and the surrounding communities. See the map below for where our current residents have chosen to call home! The blue pins are our residents while the red ones show the 3 hospitals in the city. 


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