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    • Department of Surgery

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    Expected duration

    •1 year

Fellowship details

In this program, fellows will be exposed to a number of complex cardiac surgeries including advanced aortic surgery, heart failure surgical therapy with implantable ventricular assist devices and all forms of mechanical circulatory support with active ECMO program.

All training is conducted at the St. Boniface Hospital and Health Sciences Centre.

Admission and application requirements

Application deadline: January 31

How to apply

Candidates must apply to fellowship program with the following documents:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae/resumé
  • Three recent reference letters
  • Case Log of cardiac surgeries done in past one year
  • Copy of certificate of specialty completion
  • University of Manitoba Application form - please contact for a copy of the form.

International Medical Graduates (IMGs) must also submit one 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

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.

Candidates must apply with the complete application package by email to

The Department of Surgery Fellowship Programs are not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). They are recognized and approved by the Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Postgraduate Medical Education Executive Council.

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Surgical Fellowship Programs
Department of Surgery
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