Welcome to the McGill General Surgery Website

Our program advocates for each and every surgical trainee and ensures there is proper and concentrated mentorship so that we can adapt to and respond to the needs of our surgical trainees and their future goals. We are extremely supportive of the Surgeon-Scientist Program and encourage residents to pursue graduate degrees during their research years. While nearly three quarters of our residents elect to do formal research within their residency, the flexible 3rd year of training permits candidates who do not wish to do research the opportunity to tailor their rotations to meet their career goals. There are unique opportunities to pursue global surgery initiatives which are already quite mature in both research and clinical rotations.

While our program is poised to offer vigorous research opportunity, it is not at the expense of clinical experience. Our training program offers graded responsibility in surgical cases, and each of our teaching faculty is extremely committed to ensure all levels of surgical trainees are participating in appropriate cases. Senior residents benefit from exposure to complex surgeries as well. Our educational curriculum employs simulation, wet labs, and innovative teaching strategies encompassing both medical expertise in surgery as well as non-medical expert competencies.

The general surgery residency is only as strong as its residents, and we have been fortunate to have outstanding residents year after year. We encourage open forum discussions and resident retreats and constantly work to improve our program. This spirit of working together demonstrated by faculty and residents to enhance and improve the general surgery residency is what I am personally most proud of. There is a mutual commitment and team-man ship that is present within the residency from which all of us thrive and benefit from.

Click here to hear what our residents have to say about McGill General Surgery


Montreal General Hospital

MUHC Montreal General Hospital has a bed complement of 406. There are approximately 11,253 admissions and 31,940 visits to the Emergency and 284,656 visits to Out-Patient clinics. In addition, there is an outreach program with hospitals in Northern Quebec. 

Royal Victoria Hospital

MUHC Royal Victoria Hospital opened in 1894, houses a complex of several pavilions with a bed complement of 584.The Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH), which includes the Allan Memorial Institute (AMI), offers general medical care as well as a wide range of highly specialized services and innovative care. 

Montreal Children's Hospital

MUHC Montreal Children's Hospital admits about 8,000 patients per year into its 180 beds, 44 of which are intensive care, both neonatal and pediatric. The largest component of the hospital's services is provided on an ambulatory basis: annually, over 100,000 medical, surgical, and psychiatry visits, 75,000 Emergency visits, 5,000 day surgeries, and close to 10,000 day treatment center visits, including oncology, intensive ambulatory/home care, dialysis, and clinical investigation unit.  

Jewish General Hospital

The Jewish General Hospital is an acute care hospital of 637 beds where over 21,700 patients are admitted per year (including 3,500 deliveries).It also provides 351,000 consultations in emergency and outpatient departments.  

St. Mary's Hospital Centre

is an acute care specialized hospital with 316 adult beds and 65 bassinets. The hospital is a high volume obstetrical centre with 3,636 deliveries. An academic Family Medicine Centre is very active with a large complement of residents.  

Message from the MGSRC President

On behalf of the  McGill General Surgery Residents Committee I would like to welcome all of our residents to a new academic year, and specially to our 9 new R1.  You are part now of a very solid group of talented and hard working individuals, but more important you are part of a big team that will support you through this very challenging but very rewarding year, and doing so is the main goal of our committee. We try to be a cohesive group of representatives who will voice your concerns and suggestions to the Residency Program Committee, but also strive to improve the academics of our program, and last but not least, develop even further the social agenda of our residents body having the wellness of all of us always as a  priority.

The introduction of some important changes in our program will make this year a challenging one, like the ambitious booth camp for the R1 with the coverage challenge that it brings, and the re-introduction of SCORE for our academic half day improving the quality and the planning of our sessions. General surgery residents have been heavily involved in this initiatives, and we will continue to look for ways to improve our program.

Welcome to McGill General Surgery.

Juan Mata Gutierrez, MD