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Respiratory Medicine
Respiratory Medicine

Sleep Medicine Training Program

At SickKids, a paediatric sleep medicine fellowship is offered by the Division of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto. The paediatric sleep program is an inter-professional service including pediatric subspecialty physicians (respirology, otolaryngology, neurology, psychiatry, developmental pediatrics and adolescent medicine), advanced practice nurses, nurses, and sleep technologists.

The program is committed to providing state-of-the-art clinical care to children and adolescents with sleep-related disorders. Our program also provides a scholarly environment to foster clinical and basic research.

 A clinical fellowship in paediatric sleep medicine is one year in duration. A two year fellowship combining one year of clinical training with an additional year of research is also available.

The goals of the fellowship are:

  1. To provide comprehensive clinical training in the field of paediatric sleep medicine.
  2. To facilitate the pursuit of excellence in paediatric sleep medicine by providing an enriched clinical and academic environment to foster learning and scientific inquiry.
  3. To train future paediatric sleep medicine physicians who will be eligible to work as paediatric sleep specialists globally.

Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of training in general paediatrics and/or subspecialty paediatric training.
  2. A valid educational license or eligible for licensure in the province of Ontario. More information regarding licensure requirements for Canadian and non-Canadian applicants is available on the University of Toronto website.

Please note that non-Canadian applicants are required to complete a 2-week observership prior to be considered for the Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program. If interested, please contact us at sleepmed.training@sickkids.ca for consideration of the observership opportunity.

Availability of Funding

For Canadian applicants, please call (416) 813-7500 ext. 206346 to discuss availability of funding/ funding opportunities.

International applicants must provide their own funding.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online before September 1 of each year for applicants who intend to start training July 1 the following year.

Click here to submit your application online.

You will be required to upload the following documents as a part of your application process:

  1. Letter of intent, stating the applicant's reasons for applying to the fellowship, as well as their academic goals.
  2. A copy of the applicant's medical degree and specialty certification if applicable.
  3. A complete up-to-date curriculum vitae which includes the applicant’s date of birth, citizenship, clinical and research experience and an email address.
  4. Proof of undergraduate and postgraduate training (e.g. medical degree, specialty/subspecialty certifications) with English translation, where applicable.
  5. A current passport-size photograph.

Please submit three letters for reference addressed to Dr. Reshma Amin (address below). They must be signed and dated within two years of the application date. The reference letters are to be emailed by the referee to sleepmed.training@sickkids.ca.

After reviewing the application a personal interview may be required which will be held during the month of October.

Applicants will be notified of final decision in November.

When applicable, the University of Toronto Postgraduate Medical Education office will provide successful applicants with documentation to enable them to apply for the appropriate work permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

If applicable, a letter from the sponsoring agency which confirms full financial support for the duration of the fellowship program may be required.


Dr. Reshma Amin MD, FRCPC, MSc
Paediatric Sleep Medicine Training Program Director
Staff Respirologist & Sleep Physician
Division of Respiratory Medicine
The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue, Room 4534
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8
Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Associate Scientist, Child Health and Evaluative Sciences, Research Institute