Obstetrical anesthesia doctor and patient.
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    • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

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    Expected duration

    • 12-18 months

Fellowship details

Through extensive exposure to comprehensive clinical practice, you’ll gain educational, teaching, leadership and managerial skills in obstetrical anesthesia. Experience a wide range of clinical experiences at Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface General Hospital—two tertiary care facilities which provide obstetrical anesthesia services to approximately 5,000 patients each year.

A dynamic multidisciplinary team

Be part of a collaborative approach focused on the ongoing wellbeing of the parturient and newborn.

In conjunction with the Department of Obstetrics, learn lumbar epidural ultrasound and bedside transthoracic echocardiography in the primary care of the newborn and fetal/maternal assessment.

Exceptional clinical experience

Clinical experiences include cesarean section, acute pain service, regional analgesia and anesthesia.

Engage in advanced consultation for high risk parturients and assisted medical management of high risk hospital patients.


Over the course of your 12-month Obstetrical Anesthesia Fellowship, you’ll spend 48 weeks in core rotations and approved elective time, with four weeks of holiday time.

A typical clinical week includes two days of obstetrical anesthesia, two days of surgical anesthesia and one day of independent study.

Gain exposure to a diverse range of clinical scenarios under this comprehensive curriculum including:

  • OR
  • Labour Floor
  • Preanesthesia Clinic
  • Outpatient echocardiography clinic
  • Anesthesia stepdown unit
  • Maternal-Fetal Assessment Clinical Rotation

Your independent study day will include projects designed to help you meet the specific goals and objectives of your fellowship. Actively participate in research endeavours including a course study in research statistics, departmental research symposiums and research in progress discussion groups.

You’ll have the option to extend the length of the program for a maximum of two years to accommodate the potential for active research and publication.

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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:

  • Have successfully completed an anesthesia residency program.
  • Have passed, or meet the requirements to be eligible to sit, the exams of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, and
  • Obtain a license to practice independent anesthesia in Manitoba.

For information regarding licensing please visit The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba website.

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

We thank all applicants for their 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 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