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    • Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

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    • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

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    Expected duration

    • 2 years

Fellowship details

Gain extensive experience in methods of maternal and fetal assessment and the identification and management of high-risk obstetric patients in this two-year fellowship. Enhance your skills through increasing responsibility in the care and treatment of obstetric patients at two locations: HSC/Women’s Hospital and St. Boniface General Hospital.

Multidisciplinary care

Rotate through prenatal genetics, neonatology, pediatric surgery, pediatric cardiology, pediatric subspecialists and social work.

Gain exposure to advanced invasive procedures including cordocentesis, fetal transfusion, shunt placement and amnioreduction.

Extensive hands-on training

Provide prenatal diagnosis services and fetal surveillance for 5,400 patients.

Explore active involvement in intrapartum and postpartum consultations and the direct maternal care of high-risk patient clinics attended by MFM sub-specialists.

Experience the opportunity to make presentations in rounds.


The training for Maternal Fetal Medicine is consistent with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada's Subspeciality Training Requirements in Maternal Fetal Medicine.

The program requires 24 four-week periods of approved residency:

Rotation Duration Breakdown
Elective rotations  3 periods  2 in PGY6 and 1 in PGY7 
Maternal fetal medicine 1 and maternal fetal medicine 2  6 periods  PGY6 
Maternal fetal medicine 3 and maternal medicine 4  6 periods  PGY7 
Medical genetics  1 period  PGY6 
Neonatal-perinatal medicine  1 period  PGY6 
Obstetrical anesthesia  1 period  PGY6 
Research  6 periods  1 in PGY6 and 5 in PGY7 

Admission and application requirements

Application deadline: April 30, 2022 

To apply for the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship, you must:

  • Complete training in obstetrics and gynecology at a Canadian university or equivalent
  • Successfully complete the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada specialty examination in obstetrics and gynecology
  • Complete the Medical Council of Canada evaluating exam (international applicants only)

Consideration will also be given to applicants who have been assessed by the Royal College to be eligible to write this examination.

Questions about the program? Please contact Dr. Jennifer Hunt, Program director.

How to apply

Applications must include the following:

  • Letter of Intent
  • CV
  • Three reference letters

Applications from individuals sponsored by agencies will be considered, if approved by the Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba. Applicants must apply with their home sponsoring agency who will direct the applications to the Post Graduate Medical Education office.

Please direct your completed fellowship program applications and inquiries to:

Dr. Jennifer Hunt MD, FRCSC
Maternal Fetal Medicine Program Director
St. Boniface Hospital
D2051-409 Tache Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6 Canada

Contact us

Dr. Jennifer Hunt MD, FRCSC
Program Director
St. Boniface Hospital
D2051-409 Tache Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6 Canada

Dr. Christy Pylypjuk
Assistant Program Director
Women’s Hospital
WN5015 – 665 William Avenue
Mailing address: 820 Sherbrook Street