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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

The Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Group at CancerCare Manitoba is a highly respected and comprehensive program that sees over 600 new cases and performs over 400 procedures each year. The group has a strong focus on minimally invasive techniques, including CO2 laser excisions, endoscopic sinus and endocrine procedures, and radio-guided surgeries.

Fellows in this program will receive training at the Health Sciences Centre, CancerCare Manitoba, and St. Boniface General Hospital. The training is carried out in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, including specialists from oral maxillofacial, plastic, thoracic, vascular, and neurosurgery. As a fellow, you will be an active participant in the management of complex head and neck cases, including micro-vascular reconstruction and approaches to the skull base.

Overall, the fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology offers a unique and valuable opportunity to learn from experienced professionals and become an expert in this field.

Admission and application requirements

Application deadline: May 31


Candidates must supply the following documents:

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.

All applicants must be board certified in general surgery, otolaryngology head and neck surgery or plastic surgery.

How to apply

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

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.

Note: Visa sponsored applicants must apply with their home sponsoring agency who will direct the applications to the PGME office. Applications from sponsoring agencies should be sent directly to: sponsoredpgme@umanitoba.ca.


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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