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    • Department of Surgery

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    Expected duration

    • 1 year

Fellowship details

A unique opportunity

Two fellowship positions are offered per each academic year. The Winnipeg Spine Program has created a robust educational curriculum to fulfill the needs of modern spine training.

Diverse training experience

Fellows participate in spine oncology rounds in conjunction with radiation oncology. The program is structured to allow fellows to rotate for two to three blocks with each spine surgeon at the University of Manitoba.

Extensive clinical cases

It is expected that the spine fellow should be able to participate in 200-300 spine cases per year. In addition to operative cases, the fellow will be responsible for the assessment of patients in clinic and management of in-patients.

Research opportunities

Each fellow will be expected to complete at least one research project through their year of training.

Admission and application requirements

Application deadline: May 31

How to apply

Submit the following to on or before the application deadline:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae/resumé
  • Three recent reference letters
  • A short 500 word description of a clinical research project that interests you
  • A log of any spine cases you have performed or participated in within the past 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
University of Manitoba
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