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    • Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

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    Expected duration

    • 1-2 years

Fellowship details

An exciting opportunity for graduate ophthalmologists, the Retina Fellowship offers:

  • Advanced training in the diagnosis and management of complicated retina cases.
  • Knowledge in retina photocoagulation and intravitreal injections by the end of your training.
  • Bespoke learning—split your training between clinical and research time, and medical and surgical, depending on your needs.
  • Education in examination and laser, intraocular injections and other procedures necessary to provide retina vitreous care.
  • Enhancement of testing analysis techniques used in diagnosis and management of complex retina cases, such as OCT and fluorescein angiography.
  • A competitive salary.


  • Fellows spend approximately half of their time in the office, improving and learning the examination and laser, intraocular injections, and other office procedures necessary to provide retina vitreous care.
  • The rest of the fellow’s clinical time is spent in the operating room, observing and performing vitrectomies, scleral buckles and pneumoretinopexy.
  • Half a day per week (or more depending on the needs of the fellow) is set aside for a research project to be completed by the end of the fellowship year, and presented at a national or international meeting and submitted for publication.
  • Scholarly activity such as teaching residents and other members of the health team, presenting at grand rounds, journal club, and participating in research at an ophthalmology conference is also expected.

Admission and application requirements

Application deadline: September 15 of the year preceding the anticipated fellowship year. July 1 being the expected start date of the following year.

To apply for the Retina Fellowship program, you must have:

  • A medical degree from a World Health Organization recognized University
  • Successfully completed an Ophthalmology residency program
  • An educational license from the Manitoba College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Good communication skills, including command of the English Language
  • Good clinical skills

Interviews will be offered to select applicants pending the evaluation of the above application materials.

We thank all applicants for their interest in our Retina Fellowship program, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Successful candidates are subject to a three-month probationary period to determine their suitability for continued advanced training.

How to apply

Applications for Retina Fellowships are currently closed and will reopen in September, 2022 for a fellowship position beginning in July, 2023.

Your application to the Retina Fellowship program must include:

  • Letter of intent
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Three reference letters from institutions where you have trained, with contact details for referees

Please direct your completed application or inquiry to Dr. Frank Stockl, Retina Fellowship Program Director.

Contact us

Dr. Frank Stockl
Retina Fellowship Program Director
Department of Ophthalmology
M264-99 Cornish Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1A2 Canada