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Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

General Fellowship

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The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is the largest children’s hospital in Canada and one of the major paediatric referral centres in North America.  It has an international reputation for excellence in health care, research and teaching. 

The Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at SickKids oversees the perioperative care of 20,000 infants and children per year.  

There are 35 full time paediatric anesthesiologists, 10 paediatric anesthesia fellows, 10 residents, 6 nurse practitioners and one clinical psychologist who deliver clinical care to patients at SickKids.  

Our case load includes the subspecialty areas of:

    • Cardiac
    • Thoracic
    • Craniofacial
    • Neurosurgical
    • Orthopaedic
    • Organ transplantation anesthesia in neonates, infants and children.

SickKids is the regional centre for the management of pain in the paediatric patient. The Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine maintains venues in procedural pain management, acute pain management and chronic pain management.


Our fellowship is a one-year program consisting of four days per week of clinical anesthesia including exposure to all of the above named areas. 

Fellows are allocated one day a week of non-clinical (academic) time. It is expected that this non-clinical time will be used to participate in research within the department. Research findings are presented at an annual University of Toronto Department of Anesthesia research symposium, in the form of a poster and/or oral presentation. Submission of research findings to national and international anesthesia meetings is encouraged and supported. Additional protected time is available and dependent on the needs, goals and performances of individual fellows.

A structured educational program for fellows consists of seminars in general paediatric anesthesia and pain management, paediatric cardiac anesthesia, and research methods/statistics. Other educational activities include weekly departmental rounds, Telehealth conferences and simulation sessions.


Accommodation can be arranged at the Alan Brown building, a hospital apartment residence adjacent to SickKids. Options include bachelor suites, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments.


    • Total number of positions available annually:  10 
    • Duration of available training:  1 year
    • Minimum requirements for admission into program: Board-eligible in Anesthesia (CA-3 completed or fellowship qualification outside of North America)
    • Deadline:  Applications for fellowships commencing in July 2020 and January 2021 will be accepted from December 2018 to April 30, 2019.
    • If you have also applied to the U.S match through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), please be advised that the University of Toronto is a participating institution and adheres to the match policy. The policy states that "Applicants who have matched to a program or have accepted a position during the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP), shall not apply for, discuss, interview for, or accept a concurrent year position in another program prior to the NRMP granting the requested waiver".  For more information visit the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) website.

For a more detailed description of the Paediatric Anesthesia Fellowship program, see the General Paediatric Fellowship Information (pdf). If you are interested in a fellowship, please complete the following online application form:

Paediatric Anesthesia Fellowship (HSC) 2020-2021


Fellowship Program
Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
The Hospital for Sick Children
Tel: 416-813-7445
Fax: 416-813-7543



For information on Advanced Fellowships in Research, Cardiac Anesthesia and Pain, see our Advanced Fellowships page.