How to Apply

Application Process

SickKids Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship

Applicants who obtained their residency training from a North American institution must apply through the SF Match at www.sfmatch.org. All other international applicants should send the following documents electronically to the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery Coordinator. Curriculum vitae, photograph, personal statement (500 word limit), three letters of reference.

All complete applications are reviewed by the orthopaedic faculty, and short-listed candidates will be contacted for a series of telephone interviews. The orthopaedic faculty meet to adjudicate on all candidates interviewed. The short-listing process, interviews and notification of successful candidates takes place two years prior to the start date of the fellowship.

SickKids Spine Fellowship

International applicants with substantial prior experience in spine surgery are eligible for the SickKids Spine Fellowship. The application process is directly through the Hospital for Sick Children. Applicants should forward the following documents electronically to the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery Coordinator. Curriculum vitae, photograph, personal statement (500 word limit), three letters of reference.

All complete applications are reviewed by Dr Zeller, and short-listed candidates will be contacted for a telephone interview with Dr Zeller who will select the successful candidate. The short-listing process, interviews and notification of successful candidates takes place two years prior to the start date of the fellowship. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application at this time.

Trans-Canada Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship

All North American and international applicants are eligible for the Trans-Canada Fellowship. The application process is through the Hospital for Sick Children directly. Applicants should forward the following documents electronically to the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery Coordinator. Curriculum vitae, photograph, personal statement (500 word limit), three letters of reference.

All complete applications are reviewed by the orthopaedic faculty, and short-listed candidates will be contacted for a series of telephone interviews. The orthopaedic faculty meet to adjudicate on all candidates interviewed. The short-listing process, interviews and notification of successful candidates takes place two years prior to the start date of the fellowship. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application at this time.

Pre-requisites

Prerequisites

The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery prides itself on training fellows from all over the world. Canadian and/or American medical exams (i.e., MCCEE, USMLE, etc) are not required for application to our fellowship program. Applicants should have completed advanced training in orthopaedics and obtained certified specialization in the subject. e.g FRCS (Tr and Orth).

Licensure

CPSO License Application:
You are required to apply for a College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) license before your arrival. It is recommended to begin this process at the same time as your work permit application. Please see the website for application instructions.

Proof of no criminal record:
You may be required to provide a Police Clearance Certificate.

Our office is available to assist you in completing your work permit and licensure applications. Our office is also able to link fellows with a professional relocation agent to assist with finding suitable accommodation for the duration of their fellowship.

Work Permit

Prospective clinical fellows must be eligible for a Canadian work permit. For eligibility information please see the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website. www.cic.gc.ca

Once a SickKids Job Offer has been completed and returned to us, you may then apply for a Canadian work permit. The following documents will need to submitted;

A Letter of Eligibility and a Letter of Employment:
These letters will be sent to you by the University of Toronto Postgraduate Medical Education office (PGME).

Proof of Medical Examination:
You may be required to undergo a medical examination by a Canadian Government designated physician.

“My year at SickKids has truly expanded my horizons. Cases that had previously seemed complex have become more routine. The year has given me an excellent, broad foundation in paediatric orthopaedics from which to start my consultant career. The department has a first class faculty with an unparalleled focus on training. The research support and mentorship is outstanding.”
—Richard Gardner (Alumnus 2013)