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Critical Care Medicine


Subject to availability, electives are available within the Department of Critical Care Medicine. This is a temporary, unfunded appointment where you will work for one to two months clinically in either the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Cardiac Critical Care Unit (CCCU) or as part of the Critical Care Response Team (CCRT). The student should consider themselves part of the team and will be expected to look after some of the patients on service under the supervisions of the fellows and staff physician.  

Electives are intended for Canadian or U.S. paediatric residents considering the Critical Care training program at SickKids or for subspecialty Critical Care trainees currently working in a Canadian or U.S. teaching hospital to gain further experience in an advanced, high volume, internationally recognized teaching/research hospital.

All applications are reviewed by the Residency Program Committee (RPC) and must be submitted at least four to six months in advance of the request. Available positions are limited, very competitive and, if you are deemed eligible, allocated on a first come, first served basis. Applications from the U.S can take six to nine months to process due to additional administrative processes and immigration requirements. If approved you will be temporarily appointed to the Department of Critical Care Medicine by the Credentials office at SickKids, and to the Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) office at the University of Toronto.

The applicant will be responsible for all administrative and registration costs.

For more information and for an application package, please contact:

Melanie Hamilton
416-813-7654 X228385
Email: Melanie.hamilton@sickkids.ca