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Latin America Fellowship in Pediatric Hemostasis and Thrombosis

This fellowship offered at The Hospital for Sick Children in the sub-specialty of Pediatric Hemostasis and Thrombosis is guided for early career staff in the field or for trainees from Latin America who wish to study and to specialize in Pediatric Hemostasis and Thrombosis.
The program aims to promote knowledge and expertise in clinical, coagulation laboratory methods, and to provide an introduction to clinical research in this field.
The program will provide training for two years, which will both occur at SickKids in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Given that the first cycle will only recruit Brazilian candidates, the eligibility criteria for the first round will include, as follows (see below).

1. Applicants must be a pediatric hematologist with less than five years of completion of clinical sub-specialty training or a Pediatric Hematology-Oncology trainee to complete their Pediatric Hematology-Oncology training by the end of June 2019
2. Applicants must have a Brazilian citizenship
3. Applicants must be able to read, write and speak in English (TOEFL; CAMBRIDGE, CELPIP, IELTS; passing grade of acceptance to be dictated, as per the Post-graduate Medical Office [PMGE] from University of Toronto. For example, for IELTS, a minimum score of 7 is required in each section)
4. Applicants must not be employed by a pharmaceutical, biomedical, medical device, or any other for-profit company/organization
5. Applicants must adhere to the conditions, guidelines and reporting requirements of The Hospital for Sick Children
6. Applicants must provide a curriculum vitae (CV) in English encompassing their undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate education, including their previous clinical, laboratory and research experience in the field of Pediatric Thrombosis and Hemostasis. In addition, any ongoing projects including abstracts presented and/or accepted for presentation or publication should be listed. Similarly, presentations at local, provincial, national or international forums should also be numbered.
7. Additional degrees obtained during the candidate’s training should be included in the CV.

Applicants must meet the following conditions:
1. Submission of a completed application form
2. Applications must be submitted to the link of the Associação Brasileira de Hematologia, Hemoterapia e Terapia Celular (ABHH), copying it to leonardo.brandao@sickkids.ca and to jorge.carneiro@hc.fm.usp.br
3. Submission of the curriculum vitae
4. Three letters of support for the fellowship application written in English. One of the letters must be from the residency or the fellowship program director from the candidate’s original training institution program
5. A commitment from the applicant to return to work in Brazil full-time immediately after the fellowship for at least two years 6- Submission of the end-of-training report, at least one abstract for an international congress, and one scientific manuscript for peer-review publication within 6 months of completing the fellowship

The selected fellow will be awarded a salary to support training for two years. The fellowship will occur in full at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Funding will be provided according to the standard stipend offered to the department subspecialty fellows from the division of Hematology/ Oncology at SickKids. 

Of note, with this salary, trainees are able to afford accommodation and living expenses during their fellowship period.


1. Complete the online application

2. CV of applicant

3. Letters of recommendation (in English)

Applications for this cycle will be reviewed by an ad-hoc subcommittee formed by Dr. Jorge David Aivazoglou Carneiro (Instituto da Criança do Hospital das Clínicas/Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo) and Dr. Leonardo R. Brandão (SickKids/University of Toronto).
Applications will be treated as confidential documents, and they will be reviewed only by members of the selecting committee. Applications will be ranked based on the following criteria:

First step (screening of all applicants):
1. Academic track record (i.e., review of CV and recommendation letters)
2. Potential for contribution for the development of Pediatric Hemostasis and Thrombosis in Brazil

Second step:
3. Face-to-face Interview
     a.Evaluation of candidate 

     b.Brief knowledge inquiry (clinical practice questions during in person interview (São Paulo))

Third step:
4. Skype interview  

     a.Evaluation of candidate
            i. With SickKids sub-specialty program director, Dr.Angela Punnett, Hemostasis/Thrombosis program director, Dr. Victor Blanchette, and with members from the Hemostasis-Thrombosis program from SickKids