Paediatric Plastic Surgery

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Number of Positions Paediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship – 3
Paediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery Fellowship – 2
Duration 1 year
Site The Hospital for Sick Children
Supervisor Dr. Christopher R. Forrest

Paediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship

The Hospital for Sick Children’s (SickKids) Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery offers a one-year Clinical Fellowship appointment to surgeons who have a special interest in developing a career in Paediatric Plastic Surgery. SickKids is a 350-bed teaching institution affiliated with The University of Toronto. 

The Paediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship is a 12-month fellowship which starts in July of each year, structured to allow the individual to become familiar with all aspects of paediatric plastic surgery. Currently, the program is administered by Dr. Christopher Forrest and is also attended by Dr. Clarke, Dr. Fish, Dr.Fisher, Dr.  Wong, Dr. Davidge and Dr. Zuker. All aspects of paediatric plastic surgical diseases are seen, including congenital hand, facial paralysis, brachial plexus, congenital nevi, burns, microtia, cleft, vascular anomalies, tumor related conditions, developmental, oncologic and post-traumatic deformities. Each year, three or four fellowships are offered. The fellow is expected to participate in: on call, teaching responsibilities, participate fully in surgeries and clinics. It is also expected that the fellow initiate and complete a research project for the 12-month period.

SickKids Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship does not participate in the SF Match (Residency & Fellowship matching services based in San Francisco). Rather, applications are reviewed on an individual basis.  A salary of $77, 342. 97 CAD per annum. Canadian and health insurance are provided to offset living expenses, but the fellow is responsible for moving expenses and accommodation. There are a limited number of unfurnished suites available in an apartment building adjacent to the hospital.

Preference is given to applicants who have their National Board (USA) or Canadian Licensing Examination (LMCC) as well as those candidates who have secured a full time paediatric plastic surgery position in their home country but require further training. To obtain an education license, which is mandatory for a clinical fellowship, graduates of medical schools outside North America must have successfully passed the evaluating examination of the Medical Council of Canada or have been exempted from the examination. Prospective clinical fellows must also be eligible for a work visa in Canada.

Clinical Fellows come to SickKids Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery from all parts of the world and greatly enrich our program. The participation of fellows is welcomed by our Division.  With the wide academic and clinical experience offered at SickKids, the fellowship provides excellent training for a career in paediatric plastic surgery.

Paediatrics Plastic Fellowship Application Deadline:  September 13, 2021

Please apply via the link below For fellowships starting July of 2022, please fill out the fellowship application

Program Contact

Michael Perrino
Education Administrative Assistant
Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Rm. 5432, Hill Wing

Email: michael.perrino@sickkids.ca
Phone: (416) 813-6448
Fax: (416) 813-6446

Paediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery Fellowship

The Craniofacial Program offers a one-year Clinical Fellowship appointment to surgeons who have a special interest in developing a career in Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery. The fellowship is under the supervision of the hospital’s Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

The Craniomaxillofacial Fellowship is a 12-month fellowship which starts in July of each year, structured to allow the individual to become familiar with all aspects of pediatric craniofacial pathology. Currently, the program is run by Dr. Christopher Forrest and is also attended by a second surgeon, Dr. John Phillips. All aspects of pediatric craniomaxillofacial diseases are seen, including craniosynostosis, cleft, vascular anomalies, tumor related conditions, developmental malocclusion and trauma with post-traumatic deformities.

Each year, two Craniofacial Fellowships are offered. There are four operating days per week and two clinic days per week. The Craniofacial Fellow is expected to participate in: on call, teaching responsibilities, participate fully in all surgeries and clinics. It is also expected that the fellow initiates and complete a research project for the 12- month period.

Our Craniofacial Fellowship is also part of the SF Match (Residency & Fellowship matching services based in San Francisco) which coordinates the processing, distribution and review of applicants for post graduate medical education training programs. The service administers applicant review and ranking processes for positions in fellowship specialties as well as several subspecialties. The SF Match program assists programs, private practice operations, teaching hospitals and the affiliated Universities with medical matching services. You can find the Residency and Fellowship matching website at SFMatch. Every fellowship applicant/candidate has to first register with SF Match before they can apply to the program. After they have registered with SF Match applicants have access to a list of profiles (open programs) that has contact information and application requirements.

A salary of $ $77, 342.97 Canadian and health insurance are provided to offset living expenses, but the fellow is responsible for moving expenses and accommodation. There are a limited number of unfurnished suites available in an apartment building adjacent to the hospital.

Please note that we will not be accepting applications from those who are certified solely in OMFS.Preference is given to applicants who have their National Board (USA) or Canadian Licensing Examination (LMCC). To obtain an education license, which is mandatory for a clinical fellowship, graduates of medical schools outside North America must have successfully passed the evaluating examination of the Medical Council of Canada or have been exempted from the examination. Prospective clinical fellows must also be eligible for a work visa in Canada.

Clinical Fellows come to the Craniofacial Program from all parts of the world and greatly enrich our program. The participation of Fellows is welcomed in the work of the Craniofacial Program and The Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Along with the wide academic and clinical experience offered at SickKids, the fellowship also provides excellent training for a career in Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery.

Craniofacial Fellowship Application Deadline: September 27, 2021

For fellowships starting July 2022, please fill out this fellowship application

Program Contact

Michael Perrino
Education Administrative Assistant
Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Rm. 5432, Hill Wing

Email: michael.perrino@sickkids.ca
Phone: (416) 813-6448
Fax: (416) 813-6446

 

 

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