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Sunnybrook Hospitalist Fellowship Program


The Sunnybrook Hospitalist Fellowship is for physicians who have completed training in family medicine or internal medicine, and who wish to acquire additional expertise and experience in managing complex medical inpatients. Fellows will gain competencies in areas such as management of common acute medical conditions, bedside procedural skills, health system navigation, quality improvement and patient safety, communication skills and teamwork. In addition to a focus on complex medical inpatients, our program offers the unique opportunity to work with specialized patient populations such as oncology, pre and perioperative, geriatrics and neurology.

Fellows will work as a member of a clinical team that provides a full breath of longitudinal hospital-based care to medical patients, and includes emergency evaluation and management, critical care, general medical care, and transitional care. A close working relationship exists with members of virtually all medical and surgical subspecialties which complements the comprehensive educational experience. This allows our graduates to meet the demands of the growing roles of Canadian hospitalists in co-managing hospitalized patients.

Opportunities are also provided for clinical electives and these typically include opportunities to further develop expertise in critical care, emergency medical care and knowledge of various medical disciplines with particular emphasis on geriatric medicine, stroke care and management of post-operative orthopedic patients. Electives are also available to our candidates to enhance their primary care skills and knowledge and to work in community hospitals. Academic activities include daily seminar and internal medicine rounds program which is targeted specifically to the educational needs of hospitalists. Fellows will also learn quality improvement techniques applicable to hospital-based clinical practice.

Our program offers a one year fellowship, based at Sunnybrook. There are 14 available positions per year. Fellowships commonly begin in January and July but starting dates may vary depending on the availability of vacant positions.

How to apply

All applicants to the program must meet the following requirements:

  1. ​​Have completed residency training in:
    1. Internal medicine (if you are an IMG, Canadian or US trained)
    2. Family medicine (if you are an IMG, Canadian or US trained)
  1. ​Be eligible for an educational license from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)​
  1. Candidates will be expected to have successfully completed the Medical College of Canada Evaluating Exam (MCCEE) or equivalent

If you meet the above criteria and would like to apply to our program, please send the following application package to Meera Chail.

Application package should include:

  1. An email that includes the following information:
    1. Name
    2. Specialization
    3. Email address
    4. Telephone number
    5. A list of all completed examinations with scores and dates of completion, including all necessary accompanying documents (i.e. scores, letters of completion)
    6. Three work-related references (only name and email addresses required at this time)
  2. A brief covering letter indicating previous training, clinical experience, career goals and specific reasons for applying to the program.
  3. Copy of your current Curriculum Vitae (CV)

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For any questions or additional information or to send your application, please contact:
Meera Chail, Program Coordinator
Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 67341

Location and contact

Sunnybrook Hospitalist Fellowship Program

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue,
H-wing, ground floor,
room HG 39
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5


Fellowship Director:
Dr. Donald Livingstone