Fellowships in Anesthesiology
Welcome from the Fellowship Program Director
Welcome to our Fellowship Program! For information about specific fellowships or for application instructions, please see the listed links on the left side of the page.
The Ottawa Hospital (TOH), in affiliation with the University of Ottawa, offers fellowships in multiple subspecialty areas of anaesthesiology. Our fellows are trained across the three campuses of The Ottawa Hospital, at the Civic, General and Riverside. We have a full spectrum of surgical services, with the exception of pediatric and cardiac surgery (which are offered at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, respectively). Our Operating Rooms provide about 35,000 surgeries per year to patients from our local and northern catchment areas.
Our dynamic team of subspecialty Fellowship Directors is comprised of clinical experts, established researchers, and patient care leaders who have crafted detailed curricula for their fellowship programs. Our faculty also includes front-runners in the areas of research, education and patient safety. The Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine is also well-known for the quality of its clinical teachers, as can be seen in the continuing success of our highly-ranked Residency Program.
The City of Ottawa has consistently been ranked as one of the top 15 cities in the world for quality of life. It is renowned for its summer and winter outdoor sports, as well as its cultural events, museums and attractions.
Fellowship programs are generally one year in length, with an academic year of July 1 – June 30. Fellowship training is limited to a maximum of two years at TOH. Fellows may work at one or more of our partner hospitals during their training, with the expectation that they will do a mix of generalist anesthesia and subspecialty anesthesia.
In addition to gaining specific expertise in their chosen area of training, fellows are expected to contribute academically to their field during their fellowship year. Opportunities in research, education, patient safety and other areas are available.
Candidates should have completed their anesthesia training and passed all certification exams required for the practice of anesthesia in the country where their training was undertaken. Candidates from the United Kingdom must have at least 30 months of clinical anesthesia experience, plus successful completion of certification examinations.
If the applicant's medical training was done in a language other than English, the applicant is required to take an English proficiency test and submit the score with their application. Acceptable tests include the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL or TOEFL-lbt), the Test of Spoken English (TSE), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.
See Application Instructions for more information