Clinical Trauma Fellowship with Advanced Research Training

Affiliated with University of Toronto — Toronto, ON

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Positions available: 1
  • Salary: $70,000 CAD
  • Program Director: Dr. Avery Nathens

Last updated: October 10, 2019

The University of Toronto Trauma Program offers a unique opportunity to combine both a clinical and research fellowship with a view towards preparing trauma surgeons for an academic career. Clinical activities will take place at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, the largest Level 1 trauma centre in Canada serving a catchment area of over 8 million people with >2000 trauma activations per annum. Clinical responsibilities will involve leading trauma resuscitations, trauma surgery, and overseeing care on a dedicated trauma service. The trauma fellows are 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.

The research component has as its primary objective, to ensure candidates have an opportunity to gain advanced skills in research. Candidates would be expected to apply for and receive entry into a MSc program in Health Services research or Quality and Patient Safety through the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Candidates must be academically competitive with a high likelihood of obtaining an offer of entry into the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto.

Note that Certification as Fellow, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) or equivalent training at an accredited training institution in general surgery is required.

Program started 2019

How to apply

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, an academic plan outlining their background, interests and research goals with a principal area of focus along with three letters of reference. Please submit your application to
Off cycle (i.e, outside of a July start) applications to this fellowship are welcome .

About the hospital

  • Annual trauma admissions: 2000
  • Trauma faculty: 6

Fellowship procedures


2075 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M4N3M5

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