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International Fellowship

International fellowship applicants  |  Deadlines and Requirements


Thank you for your interest in our Paediatric Urology Fellowship Program.

As an international medical graduate applicant there are a few options in terms of the type of fellowship you can apply for.  We no longer have a traditional application deadline, and therefore accept applications at any time, as long as they are submitted at least 6 months prior to the anticipated start date.

Research Fellowship:  The Division of Urology offers a post-residency research fellowship to candidates who intend to pursue a career in academic urology. This program provides an opportunity for fellows to conduct clinical and/or basic science research in areas related to pediatric urology while working under the guidance of a research mentor. Please refer to our staff physician page for details on our team’s individual research interests. It is expected that the fellow will participate in the design, planning, and conduct of the research. While past research experience is not a requirement, it is desirable. Applicants are encouraged to secure funding to improve their opportunity of obtaining a research fellowship. Research fellowships can range from six months to two years.

Clinical Fellowship:  Our clinical fellowship is generally two years in length with the first year being a clinical year and the second year being a hybrid year of clinical and research cantered around the long term goals and career planning of each fellow. As an international medical graduate applicant you may be required to be partially or fully funded by your institution during your fellowship.

These competitive positions require a personal interview usually held in the spring, one year before the potential start date. Applicants are strongly advised to complete an observership prior to the anticipated start date, please refer to the observership page for more details on how to apply.

Research (80%), Clinical (20%) Fellowship: Research/clinical fellowships generally start for the first three to six months as solely research (see research fellowship description above), but with the opportunity to take on a clinical portion once the fellow has fully integrated into the division and has demonstrated some key clinical strengths needed.  Fellows will then have up to 20 per cent of their time devoted to patient care activities to help maintain their clinical skills.


Applications are due at least six months prior to anticipated start date. You must complete an online application form, but are encouraged to have the following documents ready before starting the application:

  1. Letter of Intent
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Copy of Medical Degree (if not in English please have it notarized in English)
  4. Copy of Specialist/sub speciality Degree(s) – if applicable
  5. Copy of passport or other valid government ID
  6. Permanent Resident Card or Proof of Canadian Citizenship (if applicable)
  7. Three letters of Reference (can be mailed in after application is submitted)

Only completed registrations will be received and considered.

If you are unable to fully complete this application, please select the "Save and Return Later" button located at the end of the form. You will be provided with a unique ID to use to return to your application. 

By clicking the "Save and Return Later" button your application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed. Once you have clicked the "Submit” your application will be complete and be reviewed by our program coordinator

For further information please contact our department:

Fellowship Program Director
Dr. Walid Farhat, MD, FRCSC, FAAP

Fellowship Program Coordinator
Lisa Abreu

Thank you for considering the Division of Urology at The Hospital for Sick Children for your fellowship opportunity.