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Fellowship Programs

A BOLD PATH

TO GREATER PROFESSIONAL GROWTH 

  • North America‚Äôs largest teaching hospital
  • More than $2.5M in fellowship funding
  • Top-10 ranked combined facilities for research funding
  • More than $50M in research funding

Blaze your trail as a medical practitioner here at the University of Ottawa’s Fellowships Program, offered in connection with The Ottawa Hospital (which includes the Ottawa Heart Institute and The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute), Bruyère Continuing Care and Montfort Hospital.

Discover how these highly sought-after programs offer you a one-of-a-kind opportunity to sharpen your research skills, gain in-depth clinical knowledge and be creative in your pursuit of scientific thought‚ÄĒall by working alongside leaders in medicine today. Dr. Nha Voduc, Director of Fellowships¬†is focused on¬†achieving excellence in fellowship training. The Fellowship Director‚Äôs portfolio extends across fellows, clinical scholars and scholars registered in AFC (Areas of Focused Competence) diploma programs.

Previous fellows say...
“I chose Ottawa for my fellowship because of the opportunity to work with world-class Clinicians, Researchers, and Educators. My Ottawa fellowship provided me the perfect combination, and a work life balance, to leave me feeling confident and capable in my career post fellowship. I truly enjoyed the time spent and would do it all over again if given the chance.” ~Dr. Andrew Burkett

 

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WHY CHOOSE US

DEEP TALENT, PRIVILEGED ACCESS

As a fellow, the Department of Medicine of the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital offer you unparalleled access to the largest teaching hospital in North America. This includes wide clinical exposure at a key tertiary hospital for the Champlain LHIN (Local Health Integration Network), serving more than a 400km radius and referral base of over one million.

GREAT EXPOSURE, MEANINGFUL TRAINING

Supervised training alongside top specialists at our facilities‚ÄĒfeaturing award-recognized scientists, including Canada Research Chairs‚ÄĒmeans you gain great exposure to top clinical experts, sharp minds and newest techniques. More than a third of our fellows say they chose to learn here because of our unique training opportunities. Our range of care and research is impressive: 63 scientific research labs, 1,117 beds, 50,000 admissions and 1.1 million ambulatory care visits (2014). The Department of Medicine supports over 20 Fellowship programs and offers three Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Of Canada Areas of Focused Competence (AFCs): Echocardiography, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Adult Interventional Cardiology.

THE RIGHT MIX FOR YOU

Through our extensive range of fellowship programs, we work directly with you to develop the right mix of clinical and research work that suits your needs and professional career plan. You can also combine a Medical Education Research Fellowship with clinical work.

WELL-FUNDED, DEEPLY SUPPORTED RESEARCH

Featuring over $50 million annually in research funding, you gain fantastic opportunities with us to engage in scientific inquiry. The Ottawa Hospital is a top-three ranked hospital in Canada for attracting Canadian Institutes of Health Research funds. Moreover, our facilities combined represent a top-10 ranked destination for research funding in Canada.

VALUABLE PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES

Publishing your research is a vital: we make those career-boosting opportunities happen for you. Members of the Department of Medicine of the University of Ottawa authored more than 1,105 peer-reviewed publications in the 2013-2014 academic year. Help is at hand to show you, as a fellow, how to get your research published and peer reviewed.

NETWORKING THRIVES HERE

With our depth of staff, unique research opportunities and access we offer to supervised training alongside top specialists, the wide range of fellowships offered here is a hard to beat opportunity to build collaborative networks that help you grow your skills, boost your knowledge and your contacts. Basing yourself in Ottawa, home to the Royal College of Canada, Canada Institutes of Health Research and Medical Council of Canada, means you may find yourself working alongside the nation’s health policymakers and agenda setters.

What you can expect

  • A tailored approach that takes into account your career goals in gaining distinct, advanced clinical skills and/or a path into research.
  • A Department that values you and your contribution to the Department‚Äôs Clinical and Research endeavours.
  • The size of The Ottawa Hospital and its substantial referral base provides exposure to a broad clinical experience.
  • Professionals skills events, held just for Department of Medicine Fellows, designed to help you transition to practice.

WORK IN A GREAT CITY

Your fellowship with us brings you to work and live in Ottawa: Ottawa is consistently identified as a fantastic place to live and work. The city was recognized once again in the top-20 most liveable cities internationally in 2015 (Mercer Quality of Living Survey). Ottawa has excellent transport links: it’s within easy reach of Montreal (two-hour drive), New York City and Toronto (each are a one-hour flight). More information on Ottawa can be found at: http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/immigrants/why-choose-ottawa

Previous fellows say...
“I chose to do fellowship training at TOH with Dr. Amjadi due to the depth and volume of clinical experience. The pleural disease experience specifically is unmatched anywhere in North America in terms of tunneled catheter usage and medical thoracoscopy training. The ability to work alongside Thoracic surgery and as a part of the multidisciplinary cancer assessment unit is key. In terms of endoscopic interventions the program has a high volume of endobronchial ultrasound exposure, but also focuses on complex airway management with endobronchial ablative therapies and stent placement all done via flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope. Having trained with Dr. Amjadi I feel very well prepared to take on the challenges of Interventional Pulmonology practice and he continues to serve as a mentor to this day.” ~Dr. Robert Kyskan

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The DoM Academic Scholarship Program was developed to provide support to physicians in Department of Medicine specialties and subspecialties who are trying to establish an academic career in Medical Education, Research, or Quality of Clinical Services.

For full details, please click on Academic Scholarship Guidelines ToR 2018

START THE APPLICATION PROCESS

1. Apply to Program
2. Letter of Offer The program informs the chosen candidate in writing providing details such as CPSO & CMPA registration, fees, immunizations, VSS, housing, academic schedule and expectations.

Once you receive your letter of offer, follow the next steps to formally register.

3. Letter of Eligibility (Letter of Appointment) Program Checklist (Appendix A)
4. CPSO (College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario) Trainee must apply for Postgraduate Education Certification of Registration from CPSO immediately. International trainee must complete source verification of their medical degree with the Physician Registry of Canada.
5. CMPA (Canadian Medical Protective Association) Trainee to start application process for CMPA coverage. Once CPSO license is issued trainee can complete application for CMPA coverage.
6.¬† Immunization Must complete immunization form ‚Äďlink & appendix B
7.  VCC Police Check VCC Police Check

8. Work Permit/Visa

(International trainees)

Applications should be started immediately after receiving letters of eligibility and employment. Once work permit is received, a copy needs to be sent to CPSO and PGME office

 9. Confirmation of training date by Program Program to request for Fellow PrivilegesProgram to request for Hospital Network Access
10. Starting Fellowship Trainee must check in with PGME office to confirm:
  • Health Insurance (international trainee)
  • CPSO license
  • CMPA coverage
  • Vompletion of immunization
  • VSS police check
 11.  Hospital Identification Trainee must attend Medical Education office at Hospital to acquire ID badge
 12.  Program Orientation Program provides hospital network access, email account and any additional orientation material.

 13. PEAP

(International trainees only)

Trainees must successfully complete the Pre-Entry Assessment Program (PEAP). The duration of PEAP may vary from 8-12 weeks. * Depending on the Program the PEAP period may not count as time towards Fellowship training.

FELLOWSHIPS WE OFFER

Whether your goal is to obtain specialized clinical skills, mentoring to take your research to the next level or preparation for a career in academic medicine, the Department of Medicine range of fellowships provide you with the right fit, designed to suit your interests, ambition and drive to learn more.

Click on each of the fellowships below to learn more, including application deadlines.

CARDIOLOGY-ADVANCED ADULT CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY

What We Offer You

The Advanced Clinical Cardiology Fellowship provides experience in the overall care of cardiac patients, including the use of specific cardiac treatment modalities and the integration of cardiac treatment with the treatment of co-existing not cardiac conditions.  During the fellowship, trainees will gain experience in the state of the art care of CHF, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Valvular Heart Disease and Arrhythmias, and the integration of this care with treatment of co-existing non cardiac conditions in consultation with consultants in relevant areas.  Fellows will also gain practical experience in the practice of medicine in a Canadian context.  This will include the practical delivery of medical care, dealing with the issues that affect length of stay, the planning of long-term care and working with social agencies and community services to optimize long-term outcomes.

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is a dedicated cardiac centre with a unique Advanced Clinical Cardiology Program. The core fellowship program will consist primarily of in-patient clinical service.

Application Details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬†MD with training in Internal Medicine or Cardiology Eligible for educational license in Ontario
  • Estimated % clinical workload:¬†80%
  • Number of positions annually:¬†1-2
  • Duration:¬†2 years
  • Start date:¬† July 1st however flexible
  • Application deadline:¬† Fall of preceding year
  • Contact: Cecilia Donnelly @ cdonnelly@ottawaheart.ca or (613) 696-7273
  • Fellowship Director:

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CARDIOLOGY-ADULT ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

What We Offer You

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is one of the largest cardiovascular institutions in Canada. The UOHI provides the full spectrum of advanced cardiovascular care with annual volumes of > 1,400 open-heart surgical procedures, > 8,000 catheterizations/PCIs, > 600 EP ablations and > 900 EP devices. The UOHI has active programs in advanced cardiac care including: cardiac transplantation, LVAD, TAVI, MV clip, percutaneous paravalvular regurgitation closures, LAA occlusion, ethanol septal ablation, complex EP ablation and adult congenital heart intervention. The UOHI Echocardiography Laboratory is one of the largest and most active cardiovascular ultrasound units in Canada.  Annual volumes include > 16,000 TTEs, > 900 TEEs (not including intra-operative) and > 600 stress echocardiograms (exercise and pharmacological). Routine 3D and contrast imaging has been integrated into daily clinical care. The laboratory has 11 rooms dedicated for ultrasound imaging, 13 echo systems and 15 sonographers on staff. The laboratory was fully digitized in 2004 and has had ongoing accreditation with the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) since 2008. The laboratory has been also accredited by the CCN (Ontario Cardiovascular Care Network) since 2015. The UOHI echocardiography is staffed by 7 full-time academic, Level III echocardiographers (including two clinician scientists) covering a range of sub-speciality expertise. The UOHI echocardiography laboratory provides 24/7 on-call services.

The UOHI echocardiography laboratory has had a very successful adult echocardiography Fellowship Program since 1988, which has attracted numerous national and international trainees. In 2014, the laboratory was the first site in the country to receive formal accreditation by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to provide training in order to be eligible for the area of focus (AFC) echocardiography sub-specialty diploma. The Fellowship provides an extensive and structured academic curriculum, delivered on a weekly basis. During their training, Fellows are exposed to a large volume and range of clinical cases and are involved in multiple scholar activities. All clinical and research activities are centred at the UOHI.

Three fully funded positions are usually available. Training duration is a minimum of 12 months, but can extend to 24 months. Typically, training starts July 1.

Candidates should apply 15-18 months before start dates. Positions are typically offered 12 months before the start date. Preliminary enquiries can be sent to lbeauchesne@ottawaheart.ca

Application Details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬† Adult cardiology training
  • Estimated % clinical workload:¬† 80%
  • Number of positions annually:¬† 3
  • Duration:¬† 1-2 years
  • Start date:¬† July 1, however start dates are negotiable
  • Application deadline:¬†¬†Spring of preceding year
  • Contact: Cecilia Donnelly @ cdonnelly@ottawaheart.ca or (613) 696-7273
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Luc Beauchesne

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CARDIOLOGY-ADULT CARDIAC IMAGING

What We Offer You

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is a dedicated cardiac centre with a unique Cardiac Imaging Program.

Trainees will have access to dedicated Cardiac CT, MRI, PET and Nuclear Cardiology equipment and staff. Our high volumes provide ample clinical exposure. Trainees learn under the guidance of world leaders and internationally recognized experts in Cardiac Imaging.

During the fellowship, the trainees will obtain expertise in cardiac imaging. Our core curriculum lecture series teaches the fundamentals of Cardiac Imaging. Although there is strong emphasis on clinical competence and excellence, trainees also acquire research skills that are relevant to cardiac imaging.

Application Details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬† Cardiologist (‚Č•PGY-6), Nuclear Medicine or Radiologist. Foreign Medical Graduates may have different requirements depending on institutional/national requisites/training needs.
  • Estimated % clinical workload:¬† 50-75%
  • Number of positions annually:¬† 2 ‚Äď 4
  • Duration:¬† 2-3 years
  • Start date:¬† July 1, however start dates are negotiable
  • Application deadline:¬† Fall of preceding year
  • Contact: Cecilia Donnelly @ cdonnelly@ottawaheart.ca or (613) 696-7273
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Benjamin Chow

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CARDIOLOGY-ADULT ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY

What We Offer You

Full EP/Arrhythmia fellowship focusing entirely on heart rhythm management: diagnostic EP, ablation, Cardiac implantable electrical devices (CIED) implantation and follow-up, Inherited Arrhythmia Clinic, arrhythmia related research.

This is a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) accredited Area of Focused Competence (AFC) Program.

Application Details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬†Completion of Royal College Cardiology or equivalent
  • Estimated % clinical workload:¬†70%
  • Number of positions annually: 2
  • Duration:¬† 2-3 years
  • Start date:¬†July 1st however flexible
  • Application deadline:¬† 1 year prior to intended start
  • Contact: Cecilia Donnelly at¬†cdonnelly@ottawaheart.ca or (613) 696-7273
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Martin Green

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CARDIOLOGY-ADVANCED HEART FAILURE AND TRANSPLANT

What We Offer You

This is a 1-2 year fellowship dedicated to the management of patients with advanced heart failure including cardiac transplantation and advanced mechanical support (left ventricular assist devices). Fellows will learn how to manage these patients both acutely in the in-patient setting and chronically in out-patient clinics.

Fellows are responsible for rounding on the heart failure service and attending clinics. There will be a small component of on-call work (1 weekend/month).

Application Details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬†Completed General Cardiology residency
  • Estimated % clinical workload:¬†85%
  • Number of positions annually: 1-2 annually
  • Duration:¬† One year minimum, second year with increased research focus may be an option
  • Start date:¬†July 1st, however flexible
  • Application deadline:¬†April 30th of the year prior to starting
  • Contact: Cecilia Donnelly at¬†cdonnelly@ottawaheart.ca or (613) 696-7273
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Ellie Stadnick

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CARDIOLOGY-ADULT INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY

What We Offer You

Interventional Cardiology is a medical Area of Focused Competence (AFC-diploma) of adult Cardiology devoted to advancing patient care through the innovative integration of clinical, imaging-based diagnosis and minimally invasive therapy of cardiovascular diseases. More specifically, the discipline relates to the application of cardiac imaging modalities and hemodynamics to perform minimally invasive treatments, which often have less morbidity and mortality than existing treatment options. 

The core fellowship program involves coronary artery imaging, functional evaluation and revascularization of coronary stenotic vessels.  Key components include interventional management of patients with stable coronary disease, acute coronary syndromes (including cardiogenic shock and patients post cardiac arrest).

 There is also an emphasis on training fellows in the ambulatory outpatient management of patients before and after percutaneous intervention.  The program also provides exposure to percutaneous management of structural heart disease and an enhanced second year specializing in structural interventions. 

Application Details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬†Adult Cardiology training
  • Estimated % clinical workload:¬†80%
  • Number of positions annually: 4-5
  • Duration:¬† 1-2 years
  • Start date:¬†July 1st however flexible
  • Application deadline:¬†Typically 14-18 months prior to start date
  • Contact: Cecilia Donnelly at¬†cdonnelly@ottawaheart.ca or (613) 696-7273
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Derek So

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CRITICAL CARE-ADULT CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

What We Offer You

The Adult Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program offers a two year Fellowship program with training opportunities at multiple sites in the region; Intensive Care Units at The Ottawa Hospital ‚Äď Civic and General Campuses, Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Community ICU sites at the Queensway Carleton Hospital and Montfort Hospital.

We offer flexible electives geared toward individual career paths.  The Program has weekly Academic Half Days, monthly Noon Round and Journal Clubs, and a yearly scholarship day amongst numerous other academic activities.

Application Details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬†Completed base specialty training, considered equivalent to the training in Canada, in one of these four base specialties; Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery or General Internal Medicine.
  • Estimated % clinical workload:¬†Varied
  • Number of positions annually: 2-3
  • Duration:¬† 2 years
  • Start date:¬†July 1st
  • Application deadline: September 30th of preceeding year
  • Contact: Gabrielle Lockhart at glockhart@toh.ca¬†or (613) 737-8899 ext. 78701
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Gianni D’Egidio

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DERMATOLOGY-CUTANEOUS LASER SURGERY & COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY

What We Offer You

The Division of Dermatology, University of Ottawa and Laserderm offers a 1 year training program in laser surgery for dermatologists certified by the Royal College, the American Board, or international medical graduates who obtain equivalency from the Royal College of Canada.

Dr. Laughlin played a lead role in developing treatment protocols for several laser manufacturers on how to best use their systems in most of the procedures you may need.

The fellow will act as a consultant in cutaneous laser surgery and medicine, and will supervise medical and non-medical personnel in the operation of a laser facility that meets the required provincial or national standards.

Application Details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬†Completed residency training in dermatology. Postgraduate certification from Royal College (Canada) or the American Board of Dermatology. PGY5 at time of application.
  • Estimated % clinical workload:¬†90%
  • Number of positions annually: 1
  • Duration:¬† 1 year
  • Start date:¬†July 1st
  • Application deadline:¬†December 1st
  • Contact: Sunny Kim (613) 722-4436 or skim@laserderm.ca
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Sharyn Laughlin

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ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM-BARIATRIC MEDICINE

What We Offer You

Trainees have the option between a 1 year clinical fellowship to consolidate their expertise in bariatric medicine or a 2-3 year clinical investigator fellowship in bariatric medicine.  Clinical investigator fellows enroll in a Master’s Program in the Department of Epidemiology or a basic science department at the University of Ottawa.  

Trainees will spend time at two locations: 1. The Ottawa Hospital Weight Management Clinic, tertiary care site that is a Bariatric Centre of Excellence and 2. LEAF Weight Management Clinic, a community-based academic site.  Trainees will learn about the medical and surgical management of obesity and work closely with allied health. In addition, rotations with the pediatric bariatric program, eating disorder clinic, sleep disorder clinic, and preoperative care clinic will be arranged.

All trainees are encouraged to pursue a research topic in bariatrics. Research interests include database development, program development, cohort studies, genotype-phenotype associations, genomics and physiology of weight loss resistance, pulmonary function, adipose tissue cellular remodeling, psychotropic agents, smoking, health care utilization.

The fellowships are structured such that in addition to clinical practice, trainees will prepare and pursue other learning opportunities (self-directed learning, monthly journal club and research training such as Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) research education workshops). All North American trainees will write the American Board of Obesity Medicine exams that are held in December. Regular teaching sessions will be held in preparation for the exam.

LEAF Weight Management Clinic, a community-based academic site.

Application Details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬† GIM, Endo or family Med graduate. Will consider as fifth year of GIM
  • Estimated % clinical workload:¬† 70%
  • Number of positions annually:¬†1-2
  • Duration:¬† 1-2 years
  • Start date:¬† Flexible
  • Application deadline:¬†NA
  • Contact: Dr. Judy Shiau at dr.shiau@leafwmc.com
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Judy Shiau

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GASTROENTEROLOGY-ADVANCED ENDOSCOPIC SERVICES FELLOWSHIP

What We Offer You

This fellowship provides you the avenue to gain exposure to a large number of advanced endoscopic procedures (including ERCP, EUS, EMR, and others) as well as opportunities to pursue research interests in varied fields (such as quality improvement, epidemiological studies, and translational studies.)  You will be offered advanced procedural and clinical training, beyond the level expected from trainees who have completed their Gastroenterology Residency Program at an accredited Canadian institution.

Application Details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬† Gastroenterology Fellowship, preferred experience training in North American setting, proficiency with the English language.
  • Estimated % clinical workload:¬† 70%
  • Number of positions annually:¬† 1
  • Duration:¬† 1 year
  • Start date:¬† July 1st
  • Application deadline:¬† November 1st
  • Contact: Jennifer Albert at jalbert@toh.ca or¬†(613) 737-8899 ext. 79916
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Avijit Chatterjee

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GASTROENTEROLOGY-INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE

What We Offer You

 The Ottawa Hospital Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic was developed to enhance the care of the IBD patient through a collaborative working environment involving gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons, and nutrition services.The IBD Fellowship enhances the academic goals of the department by providing an environment conducive to clinical research and ongoing staff, resident, and student education. The attributes of the fellowship are further enhanced by bimonthly multidisciplinary IBD rounds and Journal Club.

The third year fellowship allows trainees to see new IBD cases, see those sent for second opinions, follow patients through exacerbations and remissions, evaluate the effects of treatment decisions, and form long term physician – patient relationships. Furthermore, the fellow will become expert in managing urgent and complicated IBD cases.

The general objectives of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program is to develop knowledge of all aspects of IBD, including relevant basic sciences. This includes the genetics, patho-physiology and treatment of IBD. The program emphasizes IBD research. This is a critical component on the Fellowship year.  The expectation is for the trainee to complete a clinical or translational research project to present at a national/international meeting with later submission to a peer review journal. The resident will master consultancy, research and teaching skills as they relate to IBD.

Application details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬†2 year completion of Formal Gastroenterology Training
  • Estimated % clinical workload: 75%
  • Number of positions annually:¬†1
  • Duration:¬†1 year
  • Start date:¬† July 1st
  • Application deadline:¬†January 2nd
  • Contact: Natalie McBride at nmcbride@toh.ca or¬†(613) 737-8899 ext: 76420
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Nav Saloojee

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HEMATOLOGY-MALIGNANT HEMATOLOGY & STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION

What We Offer You

The fellowship is a clinical / clinical research fellowship in either malignant hematology, combined malignant hematology and hematopoietic cell transplantation, or hematopoietic cell transplantation.

The fellowship training is tailored to the interests and needs of the trainee.  Each fellowship year has specific objectives based on the trainees’ goals and the skills / knowledge needed to function as a subspecialist in malignant hematology +/- HCT.

Research is an important part of training and at minimum, fellows must complete a clinical project including meeting abstract submission and manuscript preparation.  For those with a stronger research interest the fellowship can include completing a Masters or extended laboratory experience depending on the trainee.

The University fellowship is the only program in Canada performing transplants for autoimmune diseases.

Application details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬† Preference for candidates with prior internal medicine and hematology training in a Canadian, British, Australian, New Zealand or US programme.¬† Candidates who do not meet University of Ottawa training criteria will be required to complete a PEAP prior to start of program.
  • Estimated % clinical workload: varies
  • Number of positions annually:¬† 1-2 positions
  • Duration:¬† 1-2 years
  • Start date:¬† July 1st, however flexible
  • Application deadline:¬† Late fall, ¬†however flexible
  • Contact:¬†Alycia-Anne Martin¬†at alymartin@toh.ca
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Andrea Kew

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HEMATOLOGY-ADULT THROMBOSIS MEDICINE

What We Offer You

The Thrombosis Fellowship Program is well established and has been training fellows for over a decade.  Three fellowship streams are offered: a 1-year Clinical Fellowship to consolidate expertise in thrombosis; a 2-3 year combined clinical and research fellowship for those interested in becoming a clinician investigator in thrombosis; and a 2-3 year clinical and education fellowship for those interested in becoming a clinician educator in thrombosis.

The Ottawa Hospital Thrombosis Program provides an ideal training environment and offers an active thrombosis clinical service, specialized thrombosis faculty and a highly successful research program.

The Thrombosis Fellowship program provides the opportunity to learn from respected world leaders in venous thromboembolism research, diagnosis and management.  Faculty members have developed niche areas of expertise including thrombosis and cancer; thrombosis and pregnancy; diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism; management of thrombosis; genetic aspects of thrombosis and thrombosis education.

Investigators with the thrombosis program have established successful research collaborations both within Canada and throughout the world.  At present, 7 multicentre clinical studies are being coordinated out of Ottawa.

Additional learning opportunities for Thrombosis Fellows include weekly Thrombosis Rounds, Blood Club and Journal Club. Fellows pursuing the Clinical and Research Fellowship stream also enroll in the Masters of Clinical Epidemiology Program at the University of Ottawa where they receive formal research training. Fellows pursuing the Clinical and Education Fellowship stream enroll in a formal post-graduate training program related to education.

The fellows are expected to do in-patient service and clinics under supervision (25% of time for research and education fellows; 50% for clinical fellows).  The expectation is that at the end of training the candidate will be able to perform as an expert thrombosis consultant. Fellows also perform call with the back-up of a staff hematologist (currently one in four to one in six weeknights and one in four to one in six weekends) during the fellowship.

Thrombosis Fellows present a topic once monthly at Thrombosis Rounds.

Applications are encouraged from MDs who have completed/will complete General Internal Medicine, Respirology and/or Hematology training.  Foreign medical graduates with equivalent qualifications are eligible to apply.

Application details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬† Internal Medicine, Hematology or Respirology
  • Estimated % clinical workload:¬† 25-50%
  • Number of positions annually:¬† 4-5
  • Duration:¬† 1 year-clinical only; 2-3 years ‚Äďresearch or education
  • Start date:¬† July 1st but flexible
  • Application deadline:¬† September 1st
  • Contact: Alycia-Anne Martin¬†at alymartin@toh.ca
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Marc Carrier

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MEDICAL EDUCATION-DEPARTMENT OF INNOVATION IN MEDICAL EDUCATION

What We Offer You

The Department for Innovation in Medical Education (DIME) and the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre (uOSSC) are offering a Fellowship in Medical Education/Simulation. The overall aim of this fellowship is to prepare the candidate for an academic career as a clinician educator.

The program will include:

  • Training through the Health Education Scholar‚Äôs Program; a structured formal weekly education session from September-May that covers a broad overview of the field of health professions education (curriculum, teaching and learning, assessment, research methodology and leadership).
    • Mentorship from both MDs ¬†and PhDs
  • The initiation, design and conduct of innovative research relevant to the field of health professions education and practice.
    • Involvement in DIME activities; journal club, rounds, research day
    • Optional Training in simulation through a formalized program (FEAST)

DIME and the uOSSC have established collaborations with the Medical Council of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada.

Application Details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬†MD
  • Estimated % clinical workload:¬†Minimum 50% protected non-clinical time/duties
  • Number of positions annually: 1-2
  • Duration:¬† 1 year
  • Start date:¬†July 1st
  • Application deadline: International applicants September 14, 2015. Canadian applicants March 1, 2016 for a July 1, 2016 start.
  • Contact: Dr. Susan Humphrey-Murto at shumphrey@toh.on.ca
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Susan Humphrey-Murto

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Please click-DIME Fellowship Application form for downloadable copy.

MEDICAL ONCOLOGY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

What We Offer You

Gain clinical research skills in Medical Oncology in a networking-positive environment where you work and learn alongside internationally renowned Medical Oncology staff.

The Oncology Fellowship Program is unique in that Fellows have their own longitudinal ‚ÄúFellows Clinic‚ÄĚ where the fellow runs their own practice and learns many of the skills required for subsequent independent practice as a specialist physician.

Great opportunity to do a meaningful Clinical Research training in medical oncology and become a clinical expert at developing, enrolling and implementing clinical and research projects. Have the opportunity to teach residents and medical students in their chosen disease site in medical oncology

Research Fellowship is for those wanting to obtain a higher level of clinical exposure in general oncology or specific disease site, clinical duties are typically 60-80% of your workload (5-7 half day clinics per week) and it also involves teaching, academic and research activities of their primary discipline as assigned by their primary supervisor.

Application details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬† Completed three years of Internal Medicine and 2 years in Medical Oncology in a recognized University
  • Estimated % clinical workload: 60-80%
  • Number of positions annually:¬† 1-2
  • Duration:¬† 1-2 years
  • Start date:¬†July 1st
  • Application deadline:¬† September 30th
  • Contact: Arlette Mendicino at amendicino@toh.ca or (613) 737-7700 ext. 70241
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Tim Asmis

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NEPHROLOGY-ADVANCED HEMODIALYSIS CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP

What We Offer You

The University of Ottawa Hemodialysis Fellowship is a one-year program designed to give you advanced training in the medical management of hemodialysis patients, strong and practical technical knowledge of hemodialysis and water treatment equipment as well as the managerial skills required to head a hemodialysis program.

You will gain experience in a large and diverse program working with faculty with expertise in medical education, clinical research, vascular access and technical support of hemodialysis and water treatment and administration of health care.  You will be expected to participate in scholarly activity including a quality assurance or improvement project, while developing clinical expertise in the care and management of patients.

Application details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬† Certification in Nephrology
  • Estimated % clinical workload: 75%¬†
  • Number of positions annually:¬† 1
  • Duration:¬† 1 Year
  • Start date:¬†¬†July 1st
  • Application deadline:¬† September 15th
  • Contact: Celine Dery at cdery@toh.ca or (613)738-8400 ext. 82509
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Pierre Antoine Brown

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NEPHROLOGY-CRITICAL CARE NEPHROLOGY CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP

What We Offer You

The University of Ottawa Clinical Fellowship in Critical Care Nephrology is a one-year program designed to provide advanced training in the medical management of patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) and other aspects of critical care nephrology. This includes a focus on developing clinical and technical expertise related to the various renal replacement therapy (RRT) modalities used in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting (including intermittent hemodialysis (IHD), slow low-efficiency dialysis (SLED) and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT).

Fellows will gain experience in a large and diverse program working with faculty who have expertise in medical education, clinical research, vascular access and technical support of IHD, SLED and CRRT.  In addition to clinical training, Critical Care Nephrology fellows will be expected to participate in scholarly activities, including a research project (which may involve clinical or basic science research or quality assurance/improvement), related to critical care nephrology.

Application details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬† Certification in Nephrology
  • Estimated % clinical workload: 65%
  • Number of positions annually:¬† 1
  • Duration:¬† 1 Year
  • Start date:¬†¬†July 1st
  • Application deadline:¬† September 15th
  • Contact: Celine Dery at cdery@toh.ca or (613)738-8400 ext. 82509
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Edward Clark

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NEPHROLOGY-GENERAL NEPHROLOGY FELLOWSHIP

What We Offer You

This fellowship position gives opportunities to gain expertise in different aspects of nephrology including Home Dialysis Therapies, Renal Transplantation, Intensive Care Nephrology, Fluid-electrolyte issues and Acute and Chronic Renal Replacement Therapies.

The fellows are expected to rotate through different areas of nephrology throughout their fellowship training to enrich their knowledge and advance their clinical skills. Clinical fellows are expected to participate in a research project or develop an educational project under guidance of one or more staff members. The Division of Nephrology at the University of Ottawa is one of the biggest programs in the province.  We are one of the largest Home Dialysis and Renal Transplant programs in the country.

Application details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬† Certification in Nephrology
  • Estimated % clinical workload: 75%¬†
  • Number of positions annually:¬† 6-8
  • Duration:¬† 1 Year
  • Start date: ¬†vary depending on availability
  • Application deadline:¬† September 15th
  • Contact: Celine Dery at cdery@toh.ca or (613)738-8400 ext. 82509
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Mohan Biyani

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NEPHROLOGY-HOME DIALYSIS

What We Offer You

The  University  of  Ottawa  Home  Dialysis  Fellowship  has  been  designed  to  meet  the  criteria  of  all  its stakeholders.  Most important among these is the prospective fellow, the Nephrology Partners of Ottawa (funding source).

The Home Dialysis program at The Ottawa Hospital is one of largest in the country and is comprised of patients on both home peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis.  The Ottawa Hospital is one of the few centers in the world with an embedded PD catheter program.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in one of our home dialysis research projects and present this at an international meeting.

At the end of your fellowship you should be competent to lead a home dialysis program and receive a Fellowship completion certification from the University of Ottawa.

Application details

  • Prerequisite(s): Certification in Nephrology
  • Estimated % clinical workload: 75%¬†
  • Number of positions annually:¬† 1
  • Duration:¬† 1 Year
  • Start date:¬† vary depending on availability
  • Application deadline:¬† September 15th
  • Contact: Celine Dery at cdery@toh.ca or (613)738-8400 ext. 82509
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Mohan Biyani

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NEPHROLOGY-RENAL HYPERTENSION

What We Offer You

The University of Ottawa Hypertension¬†Fellowship has been designed to meet the criteria of all its stakeholders. Most important among these is the prospective fellow, The Nephrology Partners of Ottawa (funding source). Two streams are available ‚Äď depending on the trainee‚Äôs interest and future goals.

  • Core Clinical Hypertension Experience (6 months minimum)

a) 6 months of Hypertension clinic

b) 24 ABPM review

c)  Weekly meeting with supervisor to review reading list

d) Presentation of key topics at Monthly Hypertension Rounds

  • Clinical Stream (6 months) Remaining four months may include a combination of:

a) additional months of hypertension follow-up clinic

b) additional months of Consult service (up to 4 months)

c)  elective months

d) research project

  • Research Stream (6 months)

Six months dedicated to previously identified research project (project and supervisor must be identified prior to initiation of the fellowship).

Application Details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬† Certification in Nephrology
  • Estimated % clinical workload: 75%
  • Number of positions annually: ¬†1
  • Duration: ¬†1 Year
  • Start date:¬† Vary depending on availability
  • Application deadline:¬† September 15th
  • Contact: Celine Dery at cdery@toh.ca or (613)738-8400 ext. 82509
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Mohan Biyani

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NEPHROLOGY-RENAL TRANSPLANT

What We Offer You

The University of Ottawa Renal Transplant Fellowship is a one year program designed to give you advanced training in the medical management of renal transplantation.  The program is accredited by the American Society of Transplantation/ American Society of Nephrology and has recently been accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as an Area of Focused Competence Program in Solid Organ Transplantation program.  

You will gain experience in a large and diverse program working with faculty with expertise in medical education, clinical research, basic science research, renal pathology and tissue typing.  You will have an opportunity to participate in research and scholarly activity while developing clinical expertise in the care and management of renal transplant patients.

Application Details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬† Certification in Nephrology
  • Estimated % clinical workload: 75%
  • Number of positions annually: ¬†1
  • Duration: ¬†1 Year
  • Start date:¬† July 1st (not including PEAP period if required)
  • Application deadline:¬† September 15th
  • Contact: Celine Dery at cdery@toh.ca or (613)738-8400 ext. 82509
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Stephanie Hoar

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NEUROLOGY-MOVEMENT DISORDERS

What We Offer You

The main objective of this fellowship is to provide a fellow with the skills to care for individuals with both newly diagnosed and later stages of Parkinson’s as well as other movement disorders.

As a fellow, they will be seeing patients in the Parkinson and Movement Disorders clinic four days a week.  Trainees will be exposed to patients with a wide variety of movement disorders and their treatment that includes the extensive use of botulinum toxin.  The clinic has an active deep brain stimulation program as well as duodopa infusion  program.   Fellows will have the opportunity to work with Dr. Grimes, Dr. Mestre, Dr. Barrett and Dr Schlossmacher to obtain a different perspective on the care of these patients.

Fellows can be involved in our clinical trial program where they will learn the various rating scales used in movement disorder clinical research and about new therapies in development. There are opportunities for both pre-clinical and clinical research and fellows are encouraged to purse a research project.

Application details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬† PGY 5 or greater, Completion of Neurology subspecialty training
  • Estimated % clinical workload:¬† 80%
  • Number of positions annually:¬† 1
  • Duration:¬† 1 year with an optional second year
  • Start date:¬† July 1st
  • Application deadline:¬† November 15th
  • Contact: Janis Crawley at jcrawley@toh.ca or (613) 798-5555 ext 10966
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. David Grimes

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NEUROLOGY-MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

What We Offer You

This fellowship offers the training to improve basic knowledge of the disease course and mechanisms in Multiple Sclerosis. Trainees will learn to properly diagnose Multiple Sclerosis and differentiate it from mimicking disorders, along with gaining expertise in the management of patients with Multiple Sclerosis.

Fellows will begin to understand clinical trial design and results from studies of Multiple Sclerosis treatments while gaining expertise in running clinical trials. They themselves will successfully design and conduct a basic science or clinical research project in MS.

Application details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬†PGY5 or greater, Completion of Neurology subspecialty training
  • Estimated % clinical workload:¬† 70%
  • Number of positions annually:¬† 2-3
  • Duration:¬† 1-2 years
  • Start date:¬† July 1st
  • Application deadline:¬† November 15th
  • Contact: Janis Crawley at jcrawley@toh.ca or (613) 798-5555 ext 10966
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Mark Freedman

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NEUROLOGY-NEUROMUSCULAR PROGRAM

What We Offer You

The University of Ottawa Neuromuscular Fellowship is a 1-2 year program emphasizing clinical bedside and clinical research experience studying neuromuscular disorders (NMDs). The primary NMD fellowship site is based at the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, in Ottawa, Canada. The Ottawa Hospital strives to provide compassionate and evidenced-based care, with an emphasis on tertiary-level and specialty care for patients in Eastern Ontario. The NMD Fellow may also attend NMD clinics at the General Campus, as well as the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (neuromuscular or neurogenetics clinics).

The TOH NMD Fellow will be exposed to outpatient, inpatient and emergency management of neuromuscular disorders. NMD teaching will take place through didactic sessions scheduled throughout the year, neuromuscular clinics, journal clubs, clinical and bench research, extensive electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction study (NCS) clinics, and inpatient/emergency consultations.

Application details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬†PGY5 or greater, Completion of Neurology subspecialty training
  • Estimated % clinical workload:¬† 75%
  • Number of positions annually:¬† 1
  • Duration:¬† 1 year
  • Start date:¬† July 1st
  • Application deadline:¬† November 15th
  • Contact: Janis Crawley at jcrawley@toh.ca or (613) 798-5555 ext 10966
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Jocelyn Zwicker

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NEUROLOGY-OTTAWA STROKE PROGRAM

What We Offer You

We offer clinical and research fellowships to highly trained candidates from Canada and around the world. As a member of the OSP, you will work alongside stroke and general neurologists, residents, nurses, research professionals and the allied health team.

Our fellows become active participants in the all aspects of the management of neurovascular disease, including prevention, acute treatment, in-patient care, and recovery.   You will gain expertise in the design and conduct of research studies, with a focus on the assessment of patients for clinical trial enrollment.

Your fellowship will be centered around the Stroke Prevention Clinic and the in-patient Neurovascular Unit. However, your experience can be tailored to maximize clinical or research exposure, or to gain specific skills such as neurosonography.

Areas of interest for our faculty include intracerebral hemorrhage, acute imaging and decision-making, and bioethics.

Application details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬† PGY 4 or greater, Completion of Neurology¬† subspecialty training
  • Estimated % clinical workload:¬† 75%
  • Number of positions annually:¬† 1-2
  • Duration:¬† 1-2 years
  • Start date:¬† July 1st
  • Application deadline:¬† November 15th
  • Contact: Janis Crawley at jcrawley@toh.ca or (613) 798-5555 ext 10966
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Michel Shamy
  • Research Director: Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi
  • Medical Director: Dr. Grant Stotts

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NUCLEAR MEDICINE

What We Offer You

The Nuclear Medicine Fellowship Program is designed to provide a well-rounded training environment, encompassing general nuclear medicine, PET/CT, nuclear cardiology and radionuclide therapy with I-131 sodium iodine and Radium 223. 

The Division of Nuclear Medicine at the Ottawa Hospital has eight board certified physicians, and provides secondary and tertiary service to Ottawa and the surrounding regions. The service performs approximately 30,000 diagnostic and therapeutic studies per year, across 2 practice sites including more than 2,000 FDG PET-CT scans. The service has state-of-the-art PET-CT (GE Discovery 64 slice CT), SPECT/CT (3), SPECT (5) and bone densitometry systems (2).  We read studies at the affiliated Ottawa Heart Institute on dedicated cardiac equipment including a dedicated solid state SPECT camera (1), SPECT/CT cameras, and 2 recent-vintage PET-CT scanners.

Learning opportunities for fellows include weekly Interesting Case Rounds, monthly Journal Club and weekly didactic lectures on clinical nuclear medicine, physics and radiopharmaceuticals, offered to both nuclear medicine residents and fellows.  Our fellowship is offered in parallel with the 5-year University of Ottawa Nuclear Medicine Residency.

The fellows are expected to rotate in the clinic under close supervision, with graded responsibilities as their expertise and knowledgebase develops.   They are also expected to present at interdisciplinary rounds under the guidance of a staff member. Fellows are required to present annually at the City Wide Nuclear Medicine Grand Rounds and at the Divisional Journal Club.

Depending on the interest and time availability, it is expected that fellows will engage in at least one research project per annum.

Application details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬† Completion of residency training in Radiology or Nuclear Medicine
  • Estimated % clinical workload:¬† 60%
  • Number of positions annually:¬† 1
  • Duration:¬† 1-2 years
  • Start date:¬† :¬† Flexible
  • Application deadline:¬† N/A
  • Contact: Bilquis Hyder Ali at bhyderali@toh.ca (613) 737-8899 ext. 73472
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Wanzhen Zeng

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PALLIATIVE CARE-PALLIATIVE MEDICINE PROGRAM

What We Offer You

Our training program addresses the management of physical symptoms and psychosocial, spiritual, and ethical dimensions of care for persons with advanced life-threatening illness.

Trainees participate in research and educational activities with faculty and complete a scholarly project. The curriculum of the Palliative Medicine Fellowship mirrors that of the Palliative Medicine Residency Program.  However, the Fellowship exists to allow access to training for candidates that do not have FRCPSC or CCFP designation.

Fellows will experience a broad range of exposure to patients with malignant and non-malignant illness. Experience is gained from one of the largest palliative care units in Canada with an internationally recognized faculty.  Primary teaching sites include The Ottawa Hospital and Bruyère Continuing Care. The program excels in interprofessional collaboration and integration of palliative care with medical, oncologic, surgical, and primary care services across the Ottawa region.

Application details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬† Completed PGY2 or greater (or international equivalent). Applicants must hold or be eligible for an educational or independent practice license in Ontario.
  • Estimated % clinical workload:¬† 90%
  • Number of positions annually:¬† 1-2
  • Duration:¬† 1 year
  • Start date:¬† July 1st of the academic year (or as negotiated)
  • Application deadline:¬† October 1st (subject to annual adjustment)
  • Contact: Sarah Marsaw at¬†pmrp@bruyere.org ¬†(613) 562-6262 ext. ¬†4007
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Christopher Barnes

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PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION-PEDIATRIC REHAB

What We Offer You

For further information please contact Dr. Anna McCormick at  amccormick@cheo.on.ca

RESPIROLOGY-CANVent FELLOWSHIP

What We Offer You

The qualified Neuro-Respiratory Fellow will be a highly motivated learner and clinician. The fellowship will be undertaken at the Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre and the Ottawa Hospital, under the direct guidance and supervision of Dr. Douglas McKim, Medical Director (co-chair of the first Canadian Guidelines on Home Mechanical Ventilation).

Fellows are involved in the assessment and care of patients enrolled in the Respiratory Rehabilitation Program as well as patients with neuromuscular diseases (NMD), both in the outpatient clinics and within the hospital.

With one-on-one supervision, fellows will learn to investigate and recognize signs of inadequate cough capacity, aspiration risk, and ventilatory insufficiency.

Application details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬†PGY 5 or greater, Respiratory Medicine and permitted to practice Internal Medicine in Ontario.
  • Estimated % clinical workload:¬†80%
  • Number of positions annually:¬†1
  • Duration:¬†6 months (no research project), 9 months (with research project)
  • Start date:¬†Nov 1 to April 30 (6 months), Nov 1 to July 31 (9 months)
  • Application deadline:¬†March 31st
  • Contact: Crystal Lameira at clameira@toh.ca or¬†613-737-8899 ext 73994
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Douglas McKim¬†

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RESPIROLOGY-INTERVENTIONAL PULMONOLOGY

What We Offer You

As a fellow in in one of the largest centres in North America for the management of pleural effusion and ascites, you will have the opportunity to have exceptional training in endobronchial ultrasound, interventional bronchoscopy and the insertion and management of indwelling catheters for palliative purposes.   

You will be required to appraise/critique scholarly research in diagnostic and interventional techniques and to stay abreast of current techniques. You will be equipped to understand procedural indications, contraindications, and risks to patients and be able to manage complications and employ infection control.   

Our fellows are enabled to be compassionate, professional, effective communicators, collaborators, health advocates and to efficiently manage patients, procedures and resources.

Application details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬†PGY 5 or greater, Respiratory Medicine and permitted to practice Internal Medicine in Ontario.
  • Estimated % clinical workload:¬†80%
  • Number of positions annually:¬†1
  • Duration:¬†1 year
  • Start date:¬†October 1st of the academic year (after Respirology Exam)
  • Application deadline:¬†January¬†31st
  • Contact: Crystal Lameira at clameira@toh.ca or¬†613-737-8899 ext 73994
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Kayvan Amjadi

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RESPIROLOGY-SLEEP

What We Offer You

Our program offers multidisciplinary exposure to all of aspects of sleep medicine and Circadian rhythm disorders with special focus on laboratory aspects. All fellows attend general sleep clinics, as well as clinics in psychiatry, neurology and pediatric sleep medicine. Fellows attend general sleep clinics at the university hospital as well as independent health facilities in urban and rural settings.

In the laboratory, fellows will learn the technical aspects of data acquisition, data scoring, and study interpretation for nocturnal baseline and therapeutic polysomnograms as well as MSLT/MWT testing, portable monitoring and actigraphy. Teaching is based on AASM criteria as well as CPSO Ontario standards.

Candidates are examined internally during and at the end of the program and are encouraged to write the European Sleep medicine examinations. Many of our fellows focus on clinical training. However, if the candidate wishes to pursue a research pathway, there are opportunities for collaboration with the Centre for Practice Changing Research.

Application details

  • Prerequisite(s):¬†FRCP in one of the three disciplines: Respirology, Neurology or Psychiatry
  • Estimated % clinical workload:¬†100%
  • Number of positions annually:¬†1
  • Duration:¬†1 year
  • Start date:¬†November 1st
  • Application deadline:¬†January 31st preceding year
  • Contact: Crystal Lameira at clameira@toh.ca or¬†613-737-8899 ext 73994
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Judith Leech

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Previous fellows say...
“I felt privileged to work as a fellow in Dr. Mark S. Freedman‚Äôs team, in the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic. I had the opportunity to encounter a wide palette of clinical presentations and diagnostic challenges and to be involved in top-level research in a constantly and rapidly evolving field.¬† Most of all, the MS Clinic is a dynamic, wonderful environment for learning and growth, where collaboration and human values are strongly emphasized, within the framework of state-of-the-art comprehensive care.¬† I would certainly recommend a fellowship in Neurology – multiple sclerosis with Dr. Mark S. Freedman and Dr. Heather MacLean as it guarantees a truly engaging and enriching experience.” ~Dr. Roxana Cruce