University of Toronto

A fantastic opportunity to learn from Dr. Avery Nathans and Dr. Najma Ahmed in the beautiful downtown Toronto, Ontario 

Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship

The University of Toronto offers a 1 year clinical Fellowship in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Successful applicants will rotate through Toronto’s two, Level 1 trauma centres: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital

The University of Toronto Trauma Program accepts 2-3 well qualified applicants into the fellowship program each year. Certification as Fellow, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada(FRCSC) or equivalent training at an accredited training institution in general surgery is required. Fellows will receive full salary support that commensurate with the standard at the University of Toronto.

 The deadline for applications is June 1st for the following July 1st start date.
Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, and three letters of reference (that must come directly from their source) to:

Tammy Kowalyk (tammy.kowalyk@sunnybrook.ca), UofT Trauma, Program Coordinator

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University of Alberta

West Coast is the best Coast. Drs. Michael Kim and Sandy Widder offer a acute care surgery fellowship to set you up for career success

Acute Care Surgery Fellowship

The University of Alberta Hospital offers a 1-year fellowship in Acute Care and Emergency Surgery (ACES).  The case mix comprises medically and surgically complicated patients with one of the largest geographic catchment areas in North America. 

The ACES services cares for 1000-1200 patients from surrounding provinces and territories. In addition to dedicated training in emergency abdominal surgery, ACES fellows have opportunities for elective experiences in Thoracic, Vascular, Trauma, Oncology, Community Surgery, Rural Surgery and Critical Care amongst other areas of specialty.  There is also a stream for those who are interested in international work through the Centre for Global Surgery at the University of Alberta.  Elective rotations are tailored to the needs and career goals of individual trainees. 

Fellows are licensed and privileged as attending surgeons and have mentored, independent management experience for both inpatient and outpatient surgical care.  In addition to clinical training, this fellowship offers a chance for many young surgeons to grow their skills in leadership, scholarship, and practice-building.    

 Interested candidates should feel free to contact Dr. Michael Kim at mjkim@ualberta.ca

Western University

High clinical volume and complexity at a centre with a major acute care surgery service. Oppurtunity to work with Dr. Neil Parry and CANUCS Chair Dr. Kelly Vogt.

Acute Care Surgery Fellowship

Western University and London Health Sciences Centre offers a 1-year fellowship in Acute Care  Surgery (ACS).  A large catchment area (~ 2 million people) brings a high complexity and volume. Graduating fellows are well-suited to work at both Academic and Community centres.

Fellows are licensed and privileged as attending surgeons and have mentored, independent management experience for a mature, well-staffed ACS service with the opportunity to teach residents and medical students.

Academic opportunities are available and encouraged including mentorship by funded researchers.  

Interested candidates should feel free to contact Dr. Neil Parry at Neil.Parry@lhsc.on.ca

McMaster University

In the desirable Golden Horseshoe, McMaster University offers a joint trauma-emergency general surgery fellowships. Fantastic mentorship and fantastic location. 

Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship

McMaster University offers a 1 year Clinical Fellowship in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  Fellows will rotate at the Hamilton General Hospital, the Ministry-designated Level I Trauma Centre for the Central South Regional Trauma Network that encompasses a catchment population of 2.5 million and is the tertiary care trauma hospital for the region’s 22 hospitals.  The seven clinical faculty at the HGH rotate on a weekly-model based TRACS Service, and includes a core group of fellowship-trained Trauma Surgeons.  The Trauma Surgeons are also Trauma Team Leaders as part of a separate on-call roster that is populated with other physicians.  The TRACS service is a clinical teaching unit for the McMaster University General Surgery Residency Program, and is typically staffed with a senior general surgery resident, a cohort of junior residents, and mid-level providers (i.e. Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners). 

The Program accepts 1-2 qualified applicants into the fellowship each year.  Certification as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRSCS) in General Surgery, or equivalent training, as well as eligibility for Independent Practice licensure from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), is required.

Interested candidates can find additional information via: https://surgery.mcmaster.ca/divisions/general-surgery/education/fellowship

TrACS Fellowship Program Assistant is Ms. Vanesa Kastrati kastratv@mcmaster.ca.

TrACS Fellowship Program Director is Dr. Paul Engels engelsp@mcmaster.ca.