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    • Department of Surgery

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    Expected duration

    • 6 months

Fellowship details

Two fellowship positions are open each year. While the emphasis of the fellowship is on microvascular reconstruction, all types of complex reconstruction takes place.

Integrated training experience

Training is carried out at the Health Sciences Centre and Maples Surgical Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The fellow will be integrated into the residency program which currently includes 10 residents, four physician assistants and 15 plastic surgery attendings.

Extensive skills development

More than 350 perforator flaps per year for breast, hand, neck, lower extremity, upper extremity and trunk reconstructions, making perforator flaps the most frequently performed reconstruction operation at our main hospital.

The breath of perforator flaps performed includes: DIEP, SIEA, TUG, SGAP, IGAP, TAP, ALT, DCIA, lumbar artery and “free style” perforator flaps. Muscle flaps for function reconstructions are total nasal reconstruction routinely use pre-laminated flaps and ascending helical rim free flaps.

Conference and research opportunities

The fellow will be paid at a PGY level 6 in the University of Manitoba and will be funded to attend one micro-vascular or general reconstructive plastic surgery conference during the fellowship. Research completed during the fellowship and accepted for presentation will have presentation expenses covered.

Admission and application requirements

Application deadline: Applications should be received at least two years in advance. Potential start dates are January 1 or July 1 each year.

How to apply

Candidates must apply to fellowship program with the following documents:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae/resumé
  • Three recent reference letters
  • Copy of certificate of specialty completion
  • University of Manitoba Application form - please contact surg.fellowships@umanitoba.ca 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 surg.fellowships@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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Surgical Fellowship Programs
Department of Surgery
University of Manitoba
SMD 3rd Floor

Program Contact/Administrator
Shelly Labossiere