Message from the Director, Fellowship Program

Doreen YeeDoreen Yee As one of the largest and most productive anesthesia departments in North America, the University of Toronto anesthesia department, in conjunction with its 6 fully-affiliated teaching hospitals, has a wealth of fellowship training opportunities to offer to recently qualified anesthesiologists.  The department comprises of almost 300 faculty members, over 135 fellows and 105 residents spread over the six fully affiliated hospital sites. Many are world renowned in their subspecialty field, others have ongoing peer reviewed funding, high impact publications, and still others are excellent teachers and mentors.

To be eligible for a clinical fellowship, one must be eligible for an educational license from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), our provincial medical licensing body, and register with Post-Graduate Medical Education at the University of Toronto.  You must have completed your anesthesia training (minimum 30 months of clinical anesthesia) and passed all exams from your country before starting the fellowship. This includes the ABA exams for American trainees.  Evidence of English proficiency is required if medical training did not occur in English.

More information can be found here:

Fellowship training is meant to “top-up” the completed anesthesia training one has already received, by either focusing more in a sub-specialty area, consolidating one’s knowledge and working independently doing more complex cases, or having an opportunity to do some research with some of our established investigators.

Preference will be given to applicants who:

Note that anesthesia fellowship training in Canada:

  • DOES NOT count towards Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS) training for anesthesia
  • IS NOT accredited  by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), which is American based
  • DOES NOT LEAD to specialty certification via the Royal College
  • DOES NOT lead to independent  licensure in any province in Canada

Contact Information:

Ms. Hanaa Ahsan
Assistant, Education Programs
P: (416) 946-0926

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