Curriculum Structure

Clinical Curriculum

To ensure each student is fully equipped with the knowledge and skills required to successfully complete the EM program, our team has developed and continues to update an all-inclusive curriculum.

Curriculum Map 2020

Before beginning McMaster’s EM program, catch a glimpse of your educational journey. Our map provides incoming students with a detailed overview of the program’s yearly curriculum.

Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA) by Rotation

We believe experience is fundamental for building a diverse skill set. With EM’s five-year program, students experience hands-on, real-world learning through a rotational structure.


As per the decision of the UG and PG Deans, we are unfortunately not able to offer onsite electives for the 2020-2021 year.

We are happy to meet with students who wish to speak to us about the program. If you are interested, please feel free to contact the PD or APD and we would be happy to set up a meeting:

Alim Pardhan

Program Director

Kelly van Diepen

Assistant Program Director

Our Chief Residents are also happy to meet with people who are interested in the program and can be reached at [email protected] If you are interested in virtually attending our Academic Half Day, please reach out to the chief residents who can arrange for you to do so.

Junior Resident Electives (PGY1/2) – Please contact [email protected]

Senior Resident Electives (PGY3+) – Please contact Dr. Alim Pardhan at [email protected]

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At McMaster University’s Division of Emergency Medicine (EM), it’s our mission to foster world-class research, education, and leadership with a strong focus on clinical applicability.

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