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    • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

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    Expected duration

    • 12–18 months

Fellowship details

Effectively collaborate with pediatric surgeons, nurses, other trainees, respiratory technicians and aides in the successful perioperative care of pediatric patients during your fellowship.

Extensive pediatric surgical procedures

Provide pediatric anesthesia and sedation services for off-site procedures such as MRI, CT scan and radiation therapy across 10 locations within the Health Sciences Centre.

Administer pain control after surgery, if needed, with intravenous medications or other analgesic techniques (e.g., regional anesthesia) and gain experience in specialized surgical procedures through other pediatric institutions.

World-class training

Train with clinicians known for their knowledge and experience in regional anesthesia techniques.

Faculty members hold pediatric anesthesia fellowships from centres such as San Francisco, Toronto, Michigan, Australia and Montreal.

Perioperative pain management

Evaluate complex medical problems in infants and children needing surgery and play a critical role in care before, during and after surgery by fostering a non-threatening environment for children in the operating room.


Over the course of 12 consecutive months, which includes four weeks of holiday time, your course of study will comprise 48 weeks of clinical and academic time organized into four-week periods compatible with the residency program scheduling structure.

The following pediatric anesthesia topics will be covered during teaching rounds or scheduled discussion periods:

  • Biliary atresia
  • Blood component therapy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Burns
  • Coagulation disorders and Sickle Cell anemia
  • Difficult airway
  • Epidural analgesia – pediatric issues
  • Epidural and caudal analgesia
  • Genetic metabolic diseases (lactic acidosis)
  • Infant pharmacology (e.g., opiates, NMB, local anesthetics)
  • Mediastinal mass
  • Microlaryngoscopy / LASER airway procedures
  • Neonatal emergencies: congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Neonatal emergencies: general concepts, gastroschisis, omphalocele, PDA
  • Neonatal emergencies: meningomyelocele, hydrocephalus
  • Neonatal emergencies: tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Neuromuscular disorders (Duchenne’s, myasthenia gravis)
  • Off-site procedures
  • Pediatric equipment, circuits and ventilators
  • Pediatric neuroanesthesia
  • Renal transplantation
  • Sleep apnea
  • Spinal anesthesia
  • The severely handicapped child

Fundamental pediatric anesthesia concepts will be discussed as part of clinical experience. Cardiac and major craniofacial topics are covered elsewhere.

You’ll also participate in research opportunities in acute and chronic pain management as well as regional anesthesia.

  • Pediatric anesthesia students perform an anesthesia simulation using a mannequin.
  • 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: September 30

To apply for the fellowship program, you must:

  • 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