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Clinical Fellowship Program

The Department of Critical Care Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada offers clinical and clinical/research fellowships in adult Critical Care Medicine.  Candidates must be fluent in spoken and written English, and eligible for provincial licensure in Ontario and specialty certification in their country of origin.  The fellowship involves provision of primary patient care for a total of 52 beds, and consulting care to a further 10 beds. There are no other areas in the hospital which admit intubated patients.


The Department provides primary care for this 20-bed unit, which admits approximately 1200 patients annually from our trauma, medical and surgical populations. This group includes all ventilated patients from the largest trauma program in Canada.


The Department provides primary care for this 14-bed unit, which admits approximately 900 postoperative cardiac and major vascular surgery patients annually.  The cardiac population includes 70-75% coronary revascularization, 12-15% valvular, 7-9% combined, and 3-5% other.  The vascular population includes a substantial volume of thoracoabdominal aneurysm repairs.

Neurosurgical-Trauma stepdown

The Department provides primary care for this 10-bed unit, which admits approximately 750 neurosurgical, trauma and other surgical patients annually.

Medical-Surgical stepdown

The Department provides primary care for this new 8-bed unit, which admits approximately 750 mixed medical-surgical patients annually.


This 10-bed unit handles approximately 200 acute burn admissions annually, which is the largest adult volume in Canada.  Critical Care physicians covering this unit provide daily consultant service on all critically ill patients.

Critical Care attending physicians (who all also hold appointments to the Departments of Anesthesia, Medicine and/or Surgery) attend for a week at a time on these rotations. The fellow is an integral part of the team, and has the opportunity to assume a position of considerable responsibility. Fellows are involved in all levels of patient care, including primary assessment and management, procedural work, coordination of admissions and discharges, liaison with referring services, and external consultations. Through graded assignment of responsibility during the year, the fellow will optimally assume the role of a junior staff physician.

The fellowship involves participation in an active education program, including attendance at a weekly fellow seminar series at the University of Toronto. Protected time for academic work or elective clinical rotations is available. The in-hospital on call schedule for clinical critical care is approximately one night in four. Four weeks of vacation are provided.

For more information please contact Dr. Cameron Guest


Location and contact

Critical Care Medicine

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue, 
D-wing, 1st floor
room D1 08
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-4522
Fax: 416-480-4999

For information about patients admitted to Sunnybrook's Intensive Care Units, please contact the unit through the hospital switchboard at 416-480-6100