Teaching and Training

The Division of General Internal Medicine is at the heart of teaching for the Department of Medicine.

The GIM Division welcomes all of the medical students rotating through the Royal Victoria and the Montreal General hospitals in their core medical teaching rotations every year (more than half the McGill Faculty of Medicine class), as well as two thirds of the McGill University medical residents during their three years of core medical residency training (about 100 residents every year).

The GIM Division also welcomes Ministry of Defense nurse practitioner trainees in the medical teaching unit at the MGH (about 4-5 per year).


The General Internal Medicine Residency Training Program R4 and R5 receives more than 20 residents per year who follow the Clinical Scholars Program to pursue a career in either Academic or Community GIM. Residents do core clinical rotations in perioperative medicine, medical obstetrics, critical care medicine, non-invasive cardiac stress testing, community medicine and co-attend on clinical teaching units. The vigorous academic curriculum includes a weekly academic seminar series, procedure skills training at the McGill University Simulation Centre, workshops on career development/job hunting, and journal clubs.

In addition, the Clinical Scholars Program is a 2-year program that provides training, support, and mentorship to trainees to acquire skills and experience in healthcare research. The curriculum includes seminars, workshops, and a mentored clinical research project. Finally, residents have the opportunity to pursue Level 1 or 2 certified echocardiography training during their second year of training.

Applicants to the GIM Residency Training Program must have completed three years of training in an accredited core internal medicine training program. 

Information regarding application can be found through the Canadian Residency Matching Service 

Peri-Operative Medicine, Obstetrical Medicine and Vascular Medicine Fellowships are currently under development. 

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

We participate in the following CME events:

  • McGill University GIM Division Rounds: 2 to 3 times a year
  • GIM Clinical Teaching Unit weekly case discussions and monthly morbidity and mortality rounds
  • GIM Fellowship Training Program Tuesday Academic Sessions
  • GIM Journal Club weekly at the Montreal General Hospital
  • Obstetrical Medicine Journal Club monthly at the Royal Victoria Hospital