Subspecialty Fellowship Training Programs

Training positions are available in most of the paediatric subspecialties. As a common rule, candidates must have completed three years of training in general paediatrics in order to be eligible for subspecialty training. A subspecialty year can usually count as one of the four years of paediatric residency required for Fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Residency positions are available for Canadians/landed immigrants with undergraduate medical training in accredited North American medical schools. This training is approved by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Clinical fellowship positions are available to candidates whose medical training was completed outside North America, but they must hold specialty certification in Paediatrics from their country of training. Clinical fellowship training for international medical graduates is not accreditable toward Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification, but the training will be comparable to all trainees at a similar level in our institution. Certificates of completion of training are offered by both The Hospital for Sick Children, and the University of Toronto at the end of the training period.

Listed below are brief descriptions of the opportunities for subspecialty training, with the name of each program director. Please write directly to the program director for further information about the subspecialty program:

Application to Paediatric Subspecialty Fellowship Programs must be submitted directly to the appropriate program director identified in the preceding list. A personal interview may be required. Applicants will be contacted.

SickKids-based Fellowship Opportunties, please click on one of the following: 

Departmental Clinical Fellowship Program
Paediatric Solid Organ Transplant Fellowships
Neonatal Transport Fellowships 

Postgraduate Electives for Residents Registered in Residencies outside University of Toronto 

Please see the list of Paediatric Subspecialty Fellowship Programs for divisions in which electives must be arranged directly.


Once the dates for the elective have been confirmed with the division, the resident must provide them with a copy of his/her current CV, medical degree and a letter of support for the elective from his/her program director.

The University of Toronto's Postgraduate Education Office (PGME) requires that residents who arrange electives with the Department of Paediatrics at The Hospital for Sick Children must be appointed to the University of Toronto by the Postgraduate Education Office at Sick Kids. The Medical Education Office will submit the documents that have been provided by the division to the PGME UofT Office with an appointment letter. This will allow the PGME Office, University of Toronto to generate a Confirmation of Appointment letter.

Out-of-province residents need to apply for a Postgraduate Certificate of Registration (educational license) from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Please contact the CPSO for an application form. You can download the application form at or phone 416-967-2617. The application process for licensure can take up to 3 months .

Elective residents can now register on-line through UofT's POWER (PO stgraduate WE b R egistration) Systemand the university will inform them how to do so.

At the start of the elective period, all residents must also register in person at SickKids' Credentials Office, Room 5308, Black Wing, and show their CPSO licence, CMPA coverage and immunization history.