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    • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

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    Expected duration

    • 12–18 months

Fellowship details

Program highlights

An exciting opportunity for graduate anesthesiologists, this fellowship training program offers:

Exposure to a caseload of nearly 1,200 adult cardiac surgical procedures per year, including all majorcardiac and aortic procedures (excluding lung and cardiac transplantation), structural heart interventions and electrophysiology

Two academic seminar series, the first dedicated to key cardiac anesthesia topics and the second involving all cardiac sciences trainees with a broader focus

Advanced echo training on state-of-the-art intraoperative echo systems

Opportunities to review cardiac anatomy in a wet lab, with a specific focus on valvular repair

High-level training in perioperative echocardiography which prepares you for the National Board of Echocardiography Perioperative Transesophageal Examination (PTEeXAM)

Opportunities to participate in research in ongoing clinical studies in the Cardiac Sciences Program

A competitive salary with a nearly exclusive focus on cardiac procedures and cardiac intensive care


The fellowship comprises 13 four-week block rotations at St. Boniface Hospital, with lung transplants and thoracic anesthesia training at the Health Sciences Centre. You’ll also be able to participate in research opportunities in the basic sciences and in ongoing clinical studies in the Cardiac Sciences Program.

Rotation Blocks
Cardiac anesthesia Seven
Catheterization lab and cardiac anesthesia (two weeks each) One
Echocardiography (St. Boniface hospital echocardiography laboratory) One
Intensive care cardiac sciences One
Intraoperative TEE and cardiac anesthesia (two weeks each) One
Perfusion (one week) and cardiac anesthesia (three weeks) One
Thoracic anesthesia (Health Sciences Centre) One

Four weeks of vacation are also included, to be scheduled during cardiac anesthesia time.

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  • 110

    Faculty members in the department

  • 400

    Undergraduate medical students

  • 30+

    Anesthesia fellows

  • $300,000

    Annual departmental research grants

Admission and application requirements

Application deadline: July 30

To apply for the fellowship program, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Have passed, or meet the requirements to be eligible to sit, the exams of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.
  2. Hold a license to practice anesthesia in Manitoba or be eligible to obtain one. Visit The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba website for licensing information.

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 by email to the department.

Interviews will be offered to select applicants pending the evaluation of application materials. Following the interview, the University of Manitoba Fellowship Selection Committee will accept one or more candidates into the fellowship program.

Please note, a Cardiac Anesthesia call requirement is mandatory.

We appreciate all applicants' interest in our fellowship program. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to apply

Your application to the fellowship program must include: 

  • Letter of intent 
  • Current curriculum vitae 
  • Certificate of completion for your specialty training 
  • Names and contact information of three references 
  • Anesthesia fellowship application questionnaire
  • English language requirement IELTS (academic module). Required to have an overall band score of 7 with a minimum score of 7 in each component (only 1 assessment result is required) (IMG only)
  • Occupational English Test-Medicine (OET-Medicine), with a minimum grade of B in each of the four subsets in the same sitting or
  • Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program-General (CELPIP-General) Test, with a minimum score of 9 in each of the four skills in the same sitting. 

Please direct your completed fellowship program applications and inquiries to the department.

*Reference letters should be sent by the referee directly to the department

Contact us

Cindy Marykuca
Fellowship program administrator
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
2nd Floor Harry Medovy House
671 William Street 
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0Z2 Canada