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    • Department of Surgery

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    Expected duration

    • 6 months

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    Start date

    • January and/or July 1

Fellowship details

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


In addition to microvascular reconstruction, trainees will have the opportunity to develop extensive skills in perforator flaps, including DIEP, SIEA, TUG, SGAP, IGAP, TAP, ALT, DCIA, lumbar artery, and "free style" perforator flaps. They will also be exposed to muscle flaps for functional reconstruction and pre-laminated flaps and ascending helical rim free flaps for total nasal reconstruction. The program performs more than 350 perforator flaps per year for breast, hand, neck, lower extremity, upper extremity, and trunk reconstruction.

Research opportunities

During the fellowship, conference and research opportunities will be available. The fellow will be paid at a PGY level 6 by the University of Manitoba and will be funded to attend one microvascular or general reconstructive plastic surgery conference. Additionally, presentation expenses for research completed during the fellowship and accepted for presentation will be covered.

Admission and application requirements

Application deadline: Applications should be received 18 months in advance. Potential start dates are January 1 or July 1 each year.

Please note the Microsurgery and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship is currently accepting applications for 2027.


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.

How to apply

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.

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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