Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Fellowship

Trauma Program

Trauma Program Tauma and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship
University of Toronto

The University of Toronto offers a 1 year clinical Fellowship in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Successful applicants will rotate through Toronto’s two, Level 1 trauma centres: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital

Fellowship candidates interested in applying for the Critical Care Medicine Program should do so through

Both St. Michael’s Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre have fully trained academic trauma/acute care surgery/critical care surgeons. The two sites work cooperatively to deliver tertiary and quaternary trauma, emergency and critical care to a catchment area of over 8 million people, in addition to serving as the major referral sites for large parts of Northern Ontario. Together, St. Michael’s and Sunnybrook have over 1800 trauma team activations annually, making it the largest trauma program in Canada. Fellows will rotate between the two centres over the course of their Fellowship.

Clinical responsibilities will involve leading resuscitations for the injured patient as the Trauma Team Leader, trauma and emergency surgery operative care, and overseeing patient care on a dedicated trauma and acute care surgery service.
Fellows are expected to be involved in the teaching of medical students, residents, elective trainees and interdisciplinary staff, as well as presenting at trauma conferences, case teachings, rounds and at point of care. It is expected that fellows will be involved in formal educational programs including ATLS, ATOM, TEAM, Visiting Professorship and city-wide trauma journal clubs. It is expected that Fellows will complete at least one research project that is presented at an academic meeting during their fellowship.

Number of Fellowships:
The University of Toronto Trauma Program accepts 3-4 well qualified applicants into the fellowship program each year. Certification as Fellow, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) or equivalent training at an accredited training institution in general surgery is required. Fellows will receive full salary support that commensurate with the standard at the University of Toronto.

The deadline for applications is June 1st for the following July 1st start date.
Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to:

• Dr. Najma Ahmed (, St. Michael’s Hospital
     Address: 30 Bond Street, Queen Wing, 3N-073, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1W8
Copied to: Tammy Kowalyk (, UofT Trauma
Program Manager

• Dr. Homer Tien (, Sunnybrook Health Sciences
 Address: 2075 Bayview Ave. Suite H-186, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5