University of Toronto: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre & St. Michael's Hospital

Affiliated with University of Toronto — Toronto, ON

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 12-13 months
  • Positions available: 4
  • Salary: $73,000
  • Program Director: Dr. Najma Ahmed

Last updated: April 02, 2024


The University of Toronto offers a one 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. 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.

Clinical responsibilities will involve leading trauma resuscitations; overseeing care on a dedicated acute care/trauma service, and participating in the critical care aspects of trauma patients. 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.

Our trauma fellowship is the first in Canada to be AFC accredited with the Royal College.

Program started 2010

How to apply

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

Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to Tammy Kowalyk.

Research opportunities

Fellows are encouraged to engage in quality improvement initiatives, scholarly work and teaching ACS trauma courses.

About the hospital

  • Beds: 1400
  • ICU beds: 69
  • Annual ED visits: 130000
  • Annual trauma admissions: 1800
  • Trauma faculty: 12

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 2300
  • General surgical: 50%
  • Trauma: 50%
  • Blunt trauma: 70%
  • Penetrating trauma: 30%


2075 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

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