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Respiratory Medicine
Respiratory Medicine

Sleep Medicine Training Program

The paediatric sleep medicine fellowship is offered by the Division of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, Department of Pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto. The SickKids paediatric sleep program is a multidisciplinary service including pediatric subspecialty physicians, respirologists, otolaryngology surgeons, neurologists advanced practice nurses, nurses, technicians, and clinician-scientists. The paediatric sleep program is committed to provide state of the art clinical care to children and adolescents with sleep related disorders. Our program also provides an academic environment for clinical and basic research.  According to the CPSO change in scope paediatric guidelines, one year of comprehensive clinical training is required.  For international fellowship trainees, a two year comprehensive clinical and research training will be considered.

The goal of the fellowship is to:

  1. Train future pediatric sleep medicine clinicians who will be eligible to work as pediatric sleep specialists.
  2. To provide a state of the art diagnostic sleep services for children across Canada.
  3. To facilitate learning in an enriched clinical and academic environment.

More information about the SickKids Sleep Program

Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of training in general pediatrics and/or subspecialty paediatric training.
  2. Acquisition of a valid educational license or be eligible for licensure in the province of Ontario.
    1.  For Canadian applicants, more information about licensure requirements for the clinical fellowship can be found in the following link: http://www.pgme.utoronto.ca/content/fellowship-training-canadian-applicants
    2. For international applicants, more information about licensure requirements for the clinical fellowship can be found in the following link: http://www.pgme.utoronto.ca/content/fellowship-training-international-applicants
  3. Availability of funding

For Canadian applicants, please call 416-813-7650 extension 201680 to discuss funding opportunities.

International applicants must have their own funding

Program Objectives and structure

Please refer to the document click here.

Application process

Please feel free to discuss our training program with one our Pediatric Sleep Physicians before you apply.

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

Please click the following link to below apply: 


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 career and academic goals.
  2. A copy of the applicant's medical degree and specialty certification if available.
  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.
  6. Three reference letters on letterhead, signed and dated within two years of the date of application

After reviewing the application a personal interview may be required which will be held in October 2016. 

Applicants will be notified of final decision in November 2016.

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.

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


Dr. Suhail Al-Saleh- Paediatric Sleep Medicine Training Supervisor
On behalf of:
Dr. Melinda Solomon, Pediatric Respiratory Medicine Training Program Director
Respiratory Medicine Training Program,
Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue, Room 4534
Toronto, Ontario,
M5G 1X8
Tel: 416-813-6167
Email: respmed.trainingprogram@sickkids.ca