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    • Department of Surgery

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    Expected duration

    • 1-2 years

Fellowship details

Fellows in this program have the chance to refine skills related to managing acute and elective surgical conditions and trauma under the supervision of qualified pediatric surgeons.

Dedicated skills development

The Pediatric Surgery fellowship rotations will be at Children’s Hospital of Winnipeg. The section of Pediatric Surgery is composed of six full time faculty members who deal with a large number of surgical cases.

Multidisciplinary education

Fellows have the opportunity to participate in patient assessments in the ambulatory care setting, urgent and non-urgent consultations, acute emergency surgical procedures as well as semi-urgent and elective surgery. Rotations are scheduled in four week blocks—there are 12 blocks plus one block of vacation per year.

Research and academic activities

Participate in research in a related area of pediatric surgery or trauma and present at local meetings including the Department of Surgery. Attend the Annual Research Symposium, General Surgery Annual Resident Research Day as well as Surgical and Pediatric Grand Rounds upon request.

Admission and application requirements

Application deadline: August 31

Residents or fellows who have completed training in General Surgery and/or Pediatric Surgery at an accredited Canadian or American program, or acceptable equivalent, are eligible to apply to this fellowship.

How to apply

Applicants to any surgical fellowship program must submit the following:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Three reference letters
  • Copy of certificate of specialty completion
  • University of Manitoba Surgical Fellowship Questionnaire - 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 OR
  • Occupational English Test – Medicine (OET-Medicine), with a minimum grade of B in each of the four subsets in the same sitting OR
  • 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

PLEASE 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:

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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  • Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME)
    Max Rady College of Medicine
    260 Brodie Centre, 727 McDermot Avenue
    University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
    Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5 Canada

    Phone: 204-789-3290
    Fax: 204-789-3929

  • Surgical Fellowship Programs
    Department of Surgery
    University of Manitoba
    3rd Floor SMD - 820 Sherbrook Street
    Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9 Canada

  • Amanda Fadun
    Program administrator
    343-825 Sherbrook Street
    Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2W7 Canada

Max Rady College of Medicine
AE101-820 Sherbrook Street
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9 Canada