Fellowship Application Process
Fellowships are post-residency educational experiences designed to meet the learner’s more specialized needs in clinical care, research or other areas of training. Fellowship Programs consist of training designed to give learners who have completed residency training in Canada or similar training abroad, additional expertise with respect to their specific discipline.

Fellowship training is subdivided into the following categories:

Area of Focused Competence (Diploma) Programs consist of accredited training in a highly focused discipline of specialty medicine that represents supplemental competencies that enhance the practice of physicians. The length of training is typically 1-2 years and is competency-based.

Clinical Fellowships are for an individual who has completed sufficient training for specialty qualification in Canada or in a foreign country. The fellowship is intended to permit the learner to acquire additional experience over and above his/her basic specialty requirement. Often the fellowship provides the learner the opportunity to acquire specific or more specialized expertise that will not normally be acquired during residency training

Are you interested in becoming a post-graduate fellow at the University of Manitoba? Explore the guidelines below for more information.


Departments may have their own specialty and admission requirements in addition to the standard minimum eligibility requirements for individual fellowship.

Canadian and US Applicants or International Medical Graduates (IMG) applicants who have completed specialist training in Canada

Applicants for fellowship must have successfully completed a Residency Program in Canada or in the United States on or before the start of their Fellowship Program. Canadian and United States graduates must be eligible to sit their certifying examinations prior to commencing their fellowship

Certification through one of the following:

  • College des Medecins du Quebec
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada


Eligible for Full membership with the College of Physician Surgeons of Manitoba

International Medical Graduates who have completed specialist training outside of Canada

  • Applicants for fellowship from non-accredited medical schools outside Canada or the United States must be able to provide evidence that they are recognized as specialists in the jurisdiction where they are currently practicing medicine. If the letter is not in English, a notarized copy translated into English must be provided to the CPGME office
  •  Proof of English Language Proficiency

Eligible for Provisional (Academic-Post-certification trainee) membership with the College of Physician Surgeons of Manitoba

Internationally (Visa) Sponsored fellowship candidates

Application Process:

Clinical Fellowships:
Clinical Departments at the University of Manitoba are responsible for developing and maintaining their individual Clinical Fellowships and they may vary in their approach to the multitude of fellowships that they provide. For more information on the Clinical Fellowship and application process, please contact the program directly.

Fellowship Program Contact List

Internationally (Visa) sponsored trainees should apply directly to their Embassy

Note: Training undertaken during a clinical fellowship is NOT recognized as training leading to certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

AFC (Diploma) Programs:

An AFC (Diploma) represents one of the following:

1. Supplemental competencies that enhance the practice of physicians in an existing discipline
2. A highly-specific and narrow scope of practice that does not meet the criteria of a subspecialty discipline

Successful AFC (Diploma) candidates become Diplomates of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Diplomate Affiliate members if the candidate does not have RCPSC specialty or subspecialty certification).

University of Manitoba Accredited AFC (Diploma) Programs:  

Adult Hepatology - Application Information

Adult Interventional Cardiology - Application Information 


Individuals enrolled in a Royal College accredited AFC (diploma) training program

Royal College AFC Resources

English Language Proficiency Requirements

All international applicants are required to provide proof of English Language Proficiency. Please see link below for more information:

Postgraduate Medicine English Language Requirements

IELTS Testing Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)


CPSM - College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba

In order to be considered for post-graduate fellowship training, applicants must be eligible for one of the following medical licenses issued by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (CPSM), the body which regulates the practice of medicine in Manitoba:

Regulated Associate Member – Educational - Resident Class

Full – Specialty or Family Practice

Provisional (Academic Post-Certification Trainee) Class

Liability Insurance

CMPA - Canadian Medical Protective Association

Fellows are required to purchase and maintain personal medical malpractice liability insurance for the duration of their fellowship
Immigration/Work Permit Documentation

Any postgraduate trainee who is NOT a Canadian or a Permanent Resident are required to have a valid Work Permit. It is the trainee`s responsibility to maintain a valid Work Permit and to provide the CPGME Office with a copy of the valid Work Permit(s).

Reference - PGME Trainee Registration Manual

Associated Fees:

*Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of fees that might be associated with your fellowship training

Registration Fees  (If term of fellowship spans over two academic years, registration fees will be assessed per Academic year)

CPSM Fees (Amounts are per fee year)

Physician Apply (Source Verification) Fees