Pediatric Fellowships / Sub-Specialty Training
Pediatric Medical Educational Programs offered by Pediatric speciality/section:

There are currently eight Royal College accredited subspecialty/fellowship training programs being offered at the University of Manitoba, Department of Pediatrics. 
  1. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
  2. Child Development
  3. Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  4. Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  5. Neonatology
  6. Pediatric Nephrology
  7. Pediatric Respirology

Potential Applicants

Eligible applicants

For most of the Pediatric Subspecialties, interested candidates should have completed a minimum of three years of core pediatric training in an accredited program in Canada or the United States. Applications from foreign medical graduates with equivalent credentials may be considered if externally funded through one of the foreign governments with which the University of Manitoba has a funding agreement. Please contact the University of Manitoba Postgraduate Medical Education Office (PGME) for specifics.

Application requirements

Interested candidates must submit an application consisting of:

  1. A letter of application
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Three recent letters of reference (one of which must be from current program director)
  4. LMCC or MCCEE certification
  5. Copies of certificates for post-grad/medical degree (optional)
  6. Summary of the applicant’s in-training assessments for each year of residency

On-site interviews with the Residency Program Committee are required. Canadian citizens and permanent residents applying for MATH funded positions must apply a minimum of 15 months in advance and externally funded foreign medical graduates must apply a minimum of one year in advance of the anticipated start date. Please contact the Program Director or Program Assistant well in advance to confirm requirements and deadlines as they may vary slightly from year to year.


CaRMS Applicants

For more program specific information please refer to the below program descriptions and visit the CaRMS website to follow the timelines and registration process.  The CaRMS Pediatric Subspecialty Match (PSM) occurs each spring. 

At the University of Manitoba, there is a committee for all Pediatric Subspecialty Training Program directors.  One of the functions of this committee is to review applications to each program.  The number of available funded spots is roughly 50% of the general pediatrics R-1 match (e.g. if 10 pediatric R-1 trainees, 5 funded spots available for the PSM).
 
Applicants for the PSM apply through the CaRMS process, and the individual programs at the University of Manitoba decide on which applicants will be selected for interviews.  An attempt will be made to have a fixed interview period for all programs to allow for networking and ease of travel for all program applicants.

There will be one common list submitted to CaRMS for all the available PSM spots at the University of Manitoba.  Each program presents their list of applicants to the subspecialty committee along with their own rank order.  Then a subcommittee of the subspecialty program directors who do not have applicants in the PSM determine the rankings across the programs to create a final rank order list to be submitted to CaRMS.  In this way, the best overall applicants have higher ranking regardless of program.

For more information about specific pediatric subspecialty programs please visit the appropriate specialty program page, or contact the Pediatric Sub-Specialty Program Coordinator.

Sponsored Applicants

Presently we are accepting the following visa sponsoring agencies at our University:

  • Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Kuwaiti Embassy
  • Libyan Embassy
  • Sultan Qaboos University/Oman
  • State of Qatar
  • Canadian Bureau of International Education

Applicants must apply with their home Sponsoring Agency who will direct the applications to the PGME office.  Applicants cannot apply directly to the individual programs.

English is the language of study at the Max Rady College of Medicine.  If English is not your first language you will be required to submit proof of your English language proficiency through either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  More information can be found on the Application Process Overview page from the PGME office.

Additional Information

Here at the University of Manitoba, Max Rady College of Medicine, we work within the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA).  The WRHA catchment area includes Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, Nunavut and portions of Saskatchewan.  This allows for a large differentiating patient demographic group.  Specifically there is a large population of aboriginal patients that are seen.  This large catchment area allows for a variety of learning experiences.
Winnipeg is a mid-sized city of over 712,000 people and offers a community with a cosmopolitan, international flair. Winnipeg is a culturally diverse city with a multi-ethnic population representing over 100 spoken languages. Winnipeg is known for its cultural achievements, flourishing arts scene, and numerous art and cultural festivals. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the numerous and easily accessible urban parks, trails, and the wide-open prairie sky. The province of Manitoba has a population of 1.2 million people.

Winnipeg experiences a continental climate characterized by four distinct seasons creating a variety of weather conditions throughout the year. Average temperatures range between -12 degrees Celsius (+10.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in the winter months to +26 degrees Celsius (+78.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in the summertime. Winnipeg receives over 2,300 hours of sunlight annually. Due to its northern location, Winnipeg residents enjoy up to 16 hours of sunlight daily during the summer months.

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Individual Programs

Pediatric Allergy & Immunology:


The Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Program at the University of Manitoba is a two year residency program which is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Please see the Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Page for more information.

Nestor Cisneros MD FRCPC
Program Director Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
FE125 – 685 William Ave.
Winnipeg Mb.
R3E 0Z2
Email: nestorcisneros@me.com

Kelsey Bicknell
Program Assistant Pediatric Allergy & Clinical Immunology
FE125 – 685 William Ave.
Winnipeg Mb.
R3E 0Z2
Email: kbicknell2@exchange.hsc.mb.ca

Child Development:

The Child Development program at the University of Manitoba is a 2 year training program fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Please see the Child Development page for more detailed program information.

Janice Blampy
Program Director Child Development
SSCY Centre – 1155 Notre Dame Ave
Winnipeg MB
R3E 3G1
Email: jblampy@rccinc.ca

Shirley Dion
Child Development Program Assistant
SSCY Centre – 1155 Notre Dame Ave
Winnipeg MB
R3E 3G1
Email: sdion@rccinc.ca

Pediatric Emergency Medicine:

The Pediatric Emergency Medicine program at the University of Manitoba is a 2 year training program that is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Please see the Pediatric Emergency Medicine program page for detailed information about the program.

Bryan Magwood MD FRCPC
Program Director Pediatric Emergency Medicine
AE405 – 671 William Ave
Winnipeg Mb
R3A 1S1
Email: Bryan.Magwood@umanitoba.ca

Jessica Dunlop
Pediatric Subspecialty Program Assistant
AE405 – 671 William Ave
Winnipeg Mb
R3A 1S1
Email: PGME_Pedssubspecialty@exchange.hsc.mb.ca

Pediatric Hematology & Oncology:

The Pediatric Hematology & Oncology program at the University of Manitoba is a 3 year training program fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Please see the Pediatric Hematology & Oncology program page for more detailed program information.

Jayson Stoffman, MD, FRCPC
Program Director Pediatric Hematology & Oncology
CancerCare Manitoba
ON2017 – 675 McDermont Ave.
Winnipeg Mb
R3E 0V9
Email: jstoffman@cancercare.mb.ca

Jessica Dunlop
Pediatric Subspecialty Program Assistant
AE405 – 671 William Ave
Winnipeg Mb.
R3A 1S1
Email: PGME_Pedssubspecialty@exchange.hsc.mb.ca

Pediatric Infectious Disease:

The Pediatric Infectious Disease program at the University of Manitoba is a 2 or 3 training program fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Please see the Pediatric Infectious Disease program page for more detailed program information.

Dr. Sergio Fanella
Program Director Pediatric Infectious Disease
530B Basic medical Sciences Building
754 Bannatyne Ave
Winnipeg Mb.
R3E 0J9
Email: Sergio.Fanella@umanitoba.ca

Cecilia Atienza
Pediatric Infectious Disease Program Assistant
530 Basic Medical Sciences Building
745 Bannatyne Ave.
Winnipeg Mb.
R3E 0J9
Email: Cecilia.Atienza@umanitoba.ca

Neonatology

The Neonatology program at the University of Manitoba is a 2 or 3 year training program fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Please see the Neonatology Program page for more detailed program information.

Ganesh Srinivasan, MD, DM, FAAP
Program Director Neonatal Perinatal Medicine
WR004A – 735 Notre Dame Ave.
Winnipeg Mb,
R3A 0L8
Email: gsrinivasan@hsc.mb.ca

Cris Pescasio
Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Program Assistant
WS012 – 735 Notre Dame Ave.
Winnipeg Mb.
R3A 0L8
Email: cpescasio@exchange.hsc.mb.ca

Pediatric Nephrology

The Pediatric Nephrology program at the University of Manitoba is a 2 year training program fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Please see the Pediatric Nephrology program page for more detailed program information.

Kristen Pederson, MD, FRCPC
Program Director Pediatric Nephrology
FE009 - 840 Sherbrook St.
Winnipeg Mb.
R3A 1S1
Email: kpederson@hsc.mb.ca

Harprit Lein
Pediatric Nephrology Program Assistant
FE009 – 840 Sherbrook St.
Winnipeg Mb.
R3A 1S1
Email: hlein@hsc.mb.ca

Pediatric Respirology

The Pediatric Respirology program at the University of Manitoba is a 2 year training program fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Please see the Pediatric Respirology program page for more detailed program information.

Dr. Shaikh Mohammed Iqbal, FRCPCH
Assistant Professor & Consultant
Program Director Pediatric Respirology
CS516 – 840 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1S1
Email: siqbal@exchange.hsc.mb.ca

Sylvia Simiyu
Pediatric Respirology Program Assistant
CS516 – 840 Sherbrook St.
Winnipeg Mb.
R3A 1S1
Email: ssimiyu@exchange.hsc.mb.ca