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    • Department of Ophthalmology

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    Expected duration

    • 1 year

Fellowship details

Gain extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of childhood eye disease and ocular motility disorders in this one-year fellowship based at HSC Children’s Hospital. Enhance your skills through increasing responsibility with close mentorship from faculty and support from our team of certified orthoptists. This outstanding opportunity offers:

  • Advanced training in the diagnosis and management of pediatric eye diseases, including retinopathy of prematurity, amblyopia, strabismus, cataract, glaucoma, uveitis, retinoblastoma, and neuro-ophthalmic disorders.
  • Exposure to procedures including retinal laser and intravitreal injections for retinopathy of prematurity, pediatric and adult eye muscle surgery, intraocular surgery, and botulinum toxin injection for strabismus.
  • Knowledge in the use and interpretation of diagnostic tests including OCT, ophthalmic ultrasound, and perimetry.
  • Flexibility to customize your clinical, surgical, and research experience depending on your needs.
  • A competitive salary.


The fellowship learning experience is longitudinal, with one to two days per week in the operating room observing and performing a wide variety of pediatric eye surgeries and adult strabismus surgeries, and approximately three days per week in the clinic providing both outpatient and inpatient care, including weekly retinopathy of prematurity rounds in the neonatal ICU.

A half day per week (or more depending on the needs of the fellow) is set aside for a research project to be completed by the end of the fellowship year. It is expected that the fellow’s project will be presented at a national or international meeting and submitted for publication.

Scholarly activity such as teaching residents, presenting at grand rounds and journal clubs, and participating in the annual ophthalmology research day is also expected.

There are opportunities for approved elective experiences, depending on the learning needs of the fellow.

Admission and application requirements

Application deadline: November 30 of the year preceding the anticipated fellowship year. The expected start date is July 1 of the following year.

To apply for the University of Manitoba Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship program, you must have:

  • Obtained a medical degree from a World Health Organization recognized University
  • Successfully completed an ophthalmology residency program
  • Eligibility for a license to practice medicine from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba
  • Proof of English language proficiency as required by the University of Manitoba
  • Good clinical and communication skills

Interviews will be offered to select applicants pending the evaluation of the above materials.

We thank all applicants for their interest in our Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship program, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Successful candidates are subject to a three-month probationary period to determine their suitability for continued advanced training.

Your application to the fellowship program must include the following:

  • Letter of intent
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Three reference letters from institutions where you have trained, with contact details for referees

Please direct your completed application or inquiry to Dr. Michael Richards, Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Fellowship Program Director.

Contact us

Dr. Michael Richards
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship Program Director
Department of Ophthalmology
Room M264, 99 Cornish Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1A2