Education

Fellowship Program

The Division of Endocrinology is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for the training of individuals interested in pursuing a career in Paediatric Endocrinology.

All activities of the Division are located at The Hospital for Sick Children. Training of fellows involves an initial clinical year, followed by an additional year of training in clinical endocrinology, clinical research, basic research or education research tailored to the trainee’s career goals.

Application Procedures:

The application session has closed for the academic year starting July 1, 2018.

For those wishing to commence training on July 1, 2021, please apply before March 9, 2020. **The online application opens August 1, 2019** 

*Canadians apply through CARMS*

To apply to the program, please submit your fellowship application through our online form and include the following attachments:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of Medical Degree
  • Academic Transcripts (undergraduate and postgraduate)
  • Copy of Paediatrics Specialty Certificate (if you are currently a Paediatric trainee, please arrange for your Program Director to provide us with a letter of good standing)
  • Letter of Intent describing your interest in endocrinology and career interests

In addition, please ask three individuals who know you well to send confidential letters in support of your application to endo.program@sickkids.ca. One letter should come from your residency program director. Your referees should comment upon your interpersonal skills, clinical skills and provide us with some insights regarding your background or potential for research. 

Applicants will need to have completed pediatric training by the time fellowship training begins.

To all applicants:

If you have applied to the U.S Match through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), please be advised that the University of Toronto is a participating institution and adheres to the match policy. The policy states that "applicants who have matched to a program or have accepted a position during the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP), shall not apply for, discuss, interview for, or accept a concurrent year position in another program prior to the NRMP granting the requested waiver."

Elective Program

The elective program is geared towards Paediatric Residents training in Canada as well as both Canadian and International Medical Students. This is a three to four week program consisting of hands on patient care including ward rounds, divisional rounds and attendance at diabetes, endocrine and calcium bone clinics. Students will also participate in all the activities of the division. This program is coordinated though the Electives Office at the University of Toronto in consultation with Dr. Jennifer Harrington, Program Director.

Due to the lengthy process required for permits, licensing and registrations, the Division of Endocrinology currently does not accept international Paediatric Resident Electives. However, we do have an Observership Program. See more information regarding the Observership Program.

Application Procedures for Paediatric Residents training in Canada:

  • Applications for Paediatric Residents training in Canada are submitted through U of T/PGME Electives Portal.

Application Procedures for Medical Students:

  • Applications for Canadian medical students are submitted through MEDSIS.
  • Applications for international medical students are submitted through the AFMC Portal.  Please note that international medical students will be required to submit their CV showing their past clinical experience as well as their TOEFL scores

Observership Program

The observership program is designed to assist non-licensed International Medical Graduates gain experience in the Canadian healthcare system. The Division of Endocrinology supports this endeavour through a one month observership where the individual observes activities in clinics, ward and divisional rounds. These physicians must be in a pediatric endocrinology training program or currently practicing in pediatric endocrinology and meet the criteria for an observership in our division.

We are only able to accept a limited number of observers into our division, due to the overwhelming number of applications for observerships, and the large number of trainees and elective medical students and residents rotating through our busy subspecialty program.

For further information, please contact:

Apollo Fraser
Education Administrative Coordinator
Paediatric Endocrinology Training Program
Division of Endocrinology
The Hospital for Sick Children
Email: endo.program@sickkids.ca