Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canada

Adult Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, St Boniface Hospital

Supervisor: Dr Basem Elbarouni (belbarouni@sbgh.mb.ca)

Start date: Applications open in January 30th and close April 30th each year, for the candidate to start the following year, usually in the summer (July 1st) but this is flexible. Both application and start dates are soft, as openings and availability is flexible.

Fellowship duration: Preference is for candidates to undertake a 2 year fellowship, but 1 year for candidates with advanced interventional skills are accepted as well.

1-2 fellowship places are available per year

OVERVIEW

The Adult Interventional Cardiology fellowship program is proud to be the first program at the University of Manitoba to receive AFC accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This accreditation validates the high training standards and confirms that we have the skills, commitment and resources necessary to prepare future leaders in the field of interventional Cardiology.

The fellowship is based at the St. Boniface hospital cath-lab program, one of the busiest in the country. We provide invasive cardiac care to the population of Manitoba and southwestern Ontario, a population of over one million. We perform over 5000 diagnostic angiograms and 2500 PCIs a year. The structural program is vibrant with about 60 TAVI procedures annually in addition to other structural procedures, while the CTO PCI program is nationally renowned and performs 60-70 procedures on an annual basis. Complex PCI procedures including left main PCI, bifurcation stenting and rota-blation are performed on a regular basis. The teaching staff is highly skilled, motivated and dedicated to the education and training of our fellows.

The AFC fellowship is two years in duration, we accept both Canadian and international trainees, and will enroll one to two trainees on an annual basis. Applicants must have completed or are expected to complete training in general cardiology by the start date of the fellowship. The minimum expectation for applicants is to be competent and independent in performing coronary angiography. Applications will be accepted from January 1st to April 30th of each year.

How to apply: Applications should include a formal cover letter, a current CV and three reference letters. Please forward application packages by email to belbarouni@sbgh.mb.ca