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    • Department of Surgery

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    Expected duration

    • 1 year

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    Start date

    • July 1

Fellowship details

Extensive facilities

The fellowship program is based at a facility with an extensive clinical data repository, an implant retrieval laboratory, an RSA laboratory, a surgical training suite, and access to state-of-the-art implant wear simulation and prototyping facilities through collaboration with the Orthopedic Innovation Centre.

Modern techniques

The Arthroplasty Fellowship is a one-year program with two positions available to trainees each year. During the fellowship, trainees will work with the Concordia Joint Replacement Group (CJRG), a group of six fellowship-trained arthroplasty surgeons who perform a total of approximately 2,800 primary and revision hip and knee replacements per year. The CJRG employs modern techniques for primary hip and knee replacement surgery, including cemented and uncemented implants, hip surgery through the direct anterior, lateral and posterior approaches, robotic-assisted knee replacement and unicondylar arthroplasty. The group currently performs 70 per cent of the revision volumes for a population of approximately 1.4 million people. Completion of one or more research projects is a key component of the fellowship year.

Admission and application requirements

Application deadline: December 31

Required documents

Candidates are required to provide the following documents:

  • A letter of intent
  • A curriculum vitae or résumé
  • Three recent reference letters
  • A copy of their certificate of specialty completion
  • A copy of their medical degree
  • A copy of their passport
  • A completed application form (available online)

International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

Applicants must:

  • Be medical doctors who are graduates of medical schools listed in the FAIMER directory 


  • Provide confirmation of Pass Result of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part 1 or the United States medical licensure Examination (USMLE) Steps 1 and 2.

IMGs must also submit one (1) of the following documents:

  • IELTS academic version within the last 24 months at the time of application, and achieved a minimum score of 7.0 in each of the four components in the same sitting.


  • Occupational English Test – Medicine (OET-Medicine), with a minimum grade of B in each of the four subsets in the same sitting.


  • 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.

How to apply

Candidates must apply with the complete application package by email to surg.fellowships@umanitoba.ca.

IMPORTANT: Applicants must ensure that reference letters are received within three weeks of the application submission. The department will not contact the referees for the purpose of requesting the letter.



It is important to note that the fellowship program is not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). It is recognized and approved by the Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Postgraduate Medical Education Executive Council.

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