The Fellowship Training Program in Paediatric Haematology/Oncology at SickKids hospital is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). It is available to national and international medical graduates, leading to eligibility for certification by the RCPSC for national (and US) graduates, and a certificate of successful completion by SickKids and the University of Toronto for international graduates. In addition, those already trained in general paediatric haematology/oncology have the opportunity to obtain further clinical and/or research sub-specialty training in haemoglobinopathy, bone marrow failure and myelodysplasia, thrombosis, leukemia and lymphoma, neuroblastoma, neuro-oncology, childhood cancer survivorship, new agent and innovative therapy, and blood and bone marrow transplantation. This further subspecialty training will lead to a certificate of successful completion by SickKids and the University of Toronto.
Canadian and US Graduates applying to our program, do so through the Canadian Residency Matching Service. Successful candidates complete three years of the RCPSC accredited program, with extensive clinical exposure in oncology (leukemia/lymphoma, solid tumour, neuro-oncology, cancer genetics, new agents and innovative therapies), haematology (haemaglobinopathies, bone marrow failure and myelodysplasia, thrombosis/haemostasis and general haematology), and blood and bone marrow transplantation. Training also includes extensive exposure to haematopathology (morphology, flow cytometry, cytogenetics, molecular, blood bank and coagulation), adult haematology, radiation oncology, and palliative care and symptom management. Finally, there is opportunity to gain expertise in diagnostic imaging, pathology and radiology.
Teaching occurs in the outpatient and inpatient settings, protected weekly academic half days, the fellows’ continuity clinic and multiple weekly rounds, lectures and seminars. The focus of the first two years of the three year program is to gain clinical expertise in the subspecialty and to begin to formulate scholarly ideas and proposals (basic science, translational, clinical, medical education and quality improvement research). The third year focuses on completing scholarly activities and pursuing electives in individual areas of interest.
Please click on the following links to learn more:
- Subspecialty Training Requirements: http://www.royalcollege.ca/cs/groups/public/documents/document/y2vk/mdaw/~edisp/tztest3rcpsced000687.pdf
- Objectives of Training: http://www.royalcollege.ca/cs/groups/public/documents/document/ltaw/mtm2/~edisp/rcp-00136410.pdf
Deadline for application as per CaRMS
International medical graduates must have completed and successfully passed a licensing examination in general paediatrics in their home country. Prior experience working in paediatric haematology/oncology is encouraged but not necessary. Successful candidates complete two years of the training program, similar to the first two years completed by national and US trainees as described above. There is flexibility in this training to allow for prior experience and future career goals. A one year training option may be considered.
Deadline for application is April 30th for a start date of July 1st of the following year (ie. April 30th, 2017 for a start date of July 1, 2018.)
To complete an application for a Departmental Fellowship, please click on the link below:
Postgraduate training agreements are currently in place between the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and sponsoring agencies from the following countries: Bahrain, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
If you are a sponsored applicant and are from one of the countries noted above, please see www.pgme.utoronto.ca and click "Admissions" for information on how to apply and for deadlines. Due to the Faculty's contractual obligations, the PGME Office needs to receive your application directly from your sponsoring agency in order to be considered. For information please contact your sponsor or the application coordinator at the Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) Office, Ms. Jessica Filion (Jessica.email@example.com).