Message from the Director, Fellowship Program

Doreen YeeDoreen Yee

The University of Toronto's Department of Anesthesia one of the largest and most productive anesthesia departments in North America. In conjunction with its 6 fully-affiliated teaching hospitals, it has a wealth of fellowship training opportunities to offer to recently qualified anesthesiologists. The department comprises of almost 400 faculty members, over 100 fellows and 100 residents spread over the six fully affiliated hospital sites. Many faculty are world renowned in their subspecialty field, have ongoing peer reviewed funding and high impact publications, and still others are excellent teachers and mentors.

To be eligible for a clinical fellowship, you must have completed all your anesthesia training (minimum 30 months of clinical anesthesia) and passed all specialty certification exams from your country before starting the fellowship. This includes the ABA exams for American trainees (should be BC, not BE). Evidence of English proficiency is required if medical training did not occur in English. Click here for eligibility requirements for clinical fellowships: http://pg.postmd.utoronto.ca/applicants/apply-for-fellowship-training/

Preference will be given to applicants who fulfill the following criteria:

As anesthesia fellowship training in Canada is not accredited by any certifying body, it:

  • DOES NOT count towards Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS) training
  • 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

Please note:  If you have also applied to the U.S match through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), be aware that the University of Toronto is a participating institution and adheres to the match policy. The policy states that “Applicants who have matched to a program or have accepted a position during the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP), shall not apply for, discuss, interview for, or accept a concurrent year position in another program prior to the NRMP granting the requested waiver.” More information is accessible in the Specialty Matching Services Match Participation Agreement.

Contact Information:

Ms. Hanaa Ahsan
Assistant, Education Programs
Efellowship.anesthesia@utoronto.ca
P: (416) 946-0926

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