There are currently eight Royal College accredited subspecialty/fellowship training programs being offered at the University of Manitoba, Department of Pediatrics. These active subspecialty/fellowship training programs include(s): Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Child Development, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Neonatology, Pediatric Nephrology and Pediatric Respirology.
Potential applicants will either apply directly through their respective sponsoring agency (non-Canadian status) or through the Pediatric Subspecialty CaRMS matching process (Canadian status). The CaRMS match application process will be taking place every spring (annually).
Presently we are accepting the following visa sponsoring agencies at our University:
For more program specific information please refer to the below program descriptions and visit the CaRMS website to follow the timelines and registration process. CaRMS Website
Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
The major goal of the program, based in the University of Manitoba is to provide approved clinical immunology and allergy training for postgraduate physicians, chiefly pediatricians. The program is affiliated with the Clinical Immunology and Allergy Training Program in the Department of Internal Medicine with the Department of Immunology.
For more information on the Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program please review this brochure:
Research is an important component of the Section of Developmental Pediatrics. Current research activities occur in multiple areas including the High Risk Newborn Follow Up Program and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Interdisciplinary studies have occurred in partnership with community partners, for example the Youth Justice Program where incarcerated youths affected with FASD have diagnostic services and a treatment plan provided in partnership with the Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre, Manitoba Youth Centre, Probation Services, and Provincial Court.. Interdepartmental research is occurring in partnership with The Centre for Health Policy.
For more information on the PEM Residency program.
You can also visit this website (Currently under construction)
The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplantation offers a quality training program in all aspects of clinical hematology, oncology and research. The training program is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. At present the core training is three years. Its faculty is dedicated to excellence in education, research and patient care.
The major objective of this program is to fully train physicians for a career at tertiary centres in the care of patients with pediatric malignancies and blood disorders. The program offers comprehensive training in the clinical and laboratory skills related to this subspecialty. Trainees are expected to develop a critical and analytical approach to clinical problems based on a foundation in the basic sciences, together with knowledge of clinical and laboratory Hematology/Oncology. A second major objective is the development of specific basic and clinical research skills. The third objective is the acquisition of teaching skills in order to deliver well-organized critical and scientific presentations to varied audiences, and to participate in the education of medical students, residents, and other trainees.
At the completion of training, it is expected that the trainee will be a competent and independent consultant in Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology/BMT, able to counsel parents, patients and others in all aspects of oncology and hematology. As well, they will have acquired the critical skills to further pursue expertise in research, education and improving standards of clinical care as their interests dictate.
Interested candidates should have completed at least three years of core pediatric training in an accredited program in Canada or the United States. The program may also consider applications from foreign medical graduates with equivalent credentials, if externally funded.
All applicants must submit an application package consisting of:
1. Letter of application
3. Three letters of reference
4. Documentation of prerequisite training including university transcripts
5. Evidence of a passing grade on the Medical Council of Canada’s Evaluating Examination
6. Summarized In-Training Assessments from each year of Pediatrics training.
References and previous program directors will be contacted prior to accepting an applicant.
On-site interviews with the Residency Program Committee are required.
The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at The University of Manitoba is a two to three year fellowship program, which is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The core two year training program includes 12 months of clinical consult service, including eight weeks of adult service and the remaining time in pediatrics, six months of clinical microbiology, and six months of research and elective time which is tailored to meet the needs of the individual trainee. Successful applicants have funding ensured for the required two years of fellowship. Several funding opportunities are available for additional years of research fellowship, which is strongly recommended.
The program is fully integrated with the Adult ID and Medical Microbiology training programs, with combined academic rounds and teaching sessions. The University of Manitoba and the Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases have had a long-standing involvement in Global Health, and trainees in this program may participate in a number of clinical and research opportunities in existing overseas projects. Fellows in Pediatric Infectious Diseases also have the option of enrolling in a combined Pediatric ID and Medical Microbiology fellowship or a combined Pediatric ID fellowship/PhD program. There is significant potential for participation in teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels for those trainees who are interested in medical education, and training in teaching skills is available through a one-day Resident Teaching Development Program. Completion of a research project is expected during the fellowship and opportunities exist in a number of areas including clinical epidemiology and basic science research under the supervision of staff within the Sections of Pediatric and Adult Infectious Diseases and the Department of Medical Microbiology.
For more information on the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program.
Sergio Fanella, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, DTM&H
Room 530B Basic Medical Sciences Building
University of Manitoba, 745 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA, R3E 0J9
Description of Neonatal Program
The Section of Neonatology at the University of Manitoba is a vibrant clinical and academic program providing the only tertiary neonatal services to infants born in Province of Manitoba. In addition, newborns from Northwestern Ontario and from Nunavut are transferred to Winnipeg if require neonatal intensive care. The Program provides care to and offers exposure to a wide variety of clinical problems including premature infants, surgical cases, metabolic and genetic cases.
You can visit Neonatology's website at: http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/medicine/units/pediatrics/sections/neonatology
The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Manitoba is a two-year program with accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. An additional third year of training is also offered. For further information on Neonatology Fellowship programs, please view the following:
To learn more about the Pediatric Nephrology Residency Program Click here:
Pediatric Nephrology Residency Program
To learn more about the Pediatric Respirology Residency Program please click here:
Pediatric Sports and Dance Medicine Fellowship Program
Pending RCPSC recognition