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Labatt Family Heart Centre
Labatt Family Heart Centre

Observership Program

Observership Program Overview

The Observership Program with The Labatt Family Heart Centre – Division of Cardiology at The Hospital for Sick Children is open to international medical school graduates who are board-eligible or certified in Paediatric Cardiology, and are not licensed to practice in Canada, and are interested in gaining experience at The Hospital for Sick Children.

Observers shall not have any patient care responsibilities and shall not begin a term without prior approval by the Medical Affairs Office. Observers will not participate in any direct patient contact and therefore, do not require an Independent or Educational license from the CPSO.


  • International trainees who are board eligible or certified in paediatrics or paediatric cardiology.
  • Students/Medical Students/other physicians without substantial cardiology experience will NOT be accepted.


A non-refundable observer application fee of $175 is applicable to observers (> 2 days).


Observership applications will be accepted up to two months prior to an agreed upon start date.

Application process:

Interested applicants are requested to send their most recent CV and Letter of Intent with their requested dates and subspecialty (list below) for approval by email to the Education Administrative Coordinator: cardiology.MedEd@sickkids.ca


  • Echocardiography
  • Fetal Echocardiography
  • Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Intervention
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Heart Function and Transplantation
  • Preventative Cardiology

Trainees will be notified if their application has been approved.


Education Administrative Coordinator: Suzanne Dionisio
Phone: 416-813-7467
Email: cardiology.MedEd@sickkids.ca