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Applications for the Critical Care International Fellowship Program at the University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital should be submitted via the new ONLINE portal.  All interested candidates must have their application submitted prior to August 31st of the preceding year.  For more information on the online application – please email (Stephanie.Nardella@uhn.ca) or Dr. Christie Lee (Christie.Lee@sinaihealthsystem.ca).

Timelines for Application to International Critical Care Fellowship Program


Deadline for applications August 31st.


Short-listing of fellowship candidates.


Appointments Committee meets and selects new fellows. Letters of offer are sent out.


New fellows should arrive in Toronto by June 23rd.
Orientation for all incoming fellows begins last week of June.


Academic year and fellowship positions begin July 1st.

Successful candidates are those with experience in Critical Care Medicine, who demonstrate commitment to the specialty, and who are strong in the three pillars of excellence: clinical practice, education, and research. Candidates must therefore have:

  • Specialty certification in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, General Surgery, or Anaesthesia (such as the MRCP(UK) or FANZCA (Australia and New Zealand). Candidates should be not more than five years in independent practice, or post-specialty certification.
  • More than 6 months formal training in (Adult) Critical Care Medicine and be competent in management of the airway.
  • Academic achievement as demonstrated by Critical Care Research or Medical Education activity.
  • Commitment to pursuing a career in Critical Care Medicine.

In addition, the University of Toronto requires proficiency in written and spoken English.  For more information please see the University of Toronto website at:


Documents required

  1. Dated Curriculum Vitae with:
  • Photograph
  • Date of birth
  • Education and qualifications
  • Professional history
  • Clinical experience, and specifically Critical Care Medicine experience
  • Research experience and publications
  • Teaching experience
  • Personal interests
  • Career aims
  1. Copy of medical degree (with English translation, if applicable)
  2. Copy of specialty certificate (with English translation, if applicable)
  3. Personal statement – why you wish to join the program
  4. Completed application form
  5. The names of three referees together with contact information, including email address.

One of your three letters of reference should be from your current Program Director or Department Chief. Two individuals who have served in a supervisory capacity during the past 3 years of your practice should provide the additional references. Please approach your chosen referees and ask them to send a letter of support for your application directly to the Critical Care Medicine International Fellowship Program.

If you would like more information please contact:

Christie M. Lee MSc. MD. FRCPC
Program Director, UHN/MSH Critical Care Fellowship
Education Director, MSH Critical Care Medicine
Assistant Professor,  Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care, Department of Medicine
Staff, Adult Critical Care, Sinai Health System
Associate Staff, Division of Respirology, University Health Network
(416) 586-4800 ext 7499

General Information:
If you are coming from outside of the North American training system you MUST know how your credentials equate with the Canadian credentials. Phone, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Credentials Section (1) 416-967-2617 (ext: 221) to have the exact information ready for your application, failure to do this will impede your application process.

Work Permit/Visa

Trainees who are neither Canadian nor Permanent Residents must be eligible for a work permit. The Faculty of Medicine's Postgraduate Medical Education Office (PGME) will provide documents (Confirmation of Offer of Employment) to support the work permit to the appropriate Canadian government office in your country of origin. You must wait for instructions from the PGME before applying for a work permit. Failure to complete an application with the appropriate documentation results in rejection from Citizen and Immigration Canada, and consequent deferment of an appointment.

Malpractice Insurance:

You will need malpractice insurance while training in Ontario. For information, see the Canadian Medical Protection Association website at www.cmpa.org.

Enrollment & Registration:

Registration as a postgraduate student with the University of Toronto is required before training can begin. The PGME will provide you with instructions for registration when your application is approved.

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