This 1(-3) year academic clinical and/or research fellowship will provide the successful candidate with an opportunity to train in one of the largest, most world renowned paediatric brain tumour program (www.sickkids.ca/haematologyoncology/index.html) and affiliated paediatric brain tumour research centres in the world (www.sickkids.ca/Research/BTRC/). The combined clinical and research programs have a global reputation for state-of-the-art multi-disciplinary care of paediatric brain tumour patients, and excellence in clinical and research training. Fellows will have the option to pursue a strict 12 month clinical training program with opportunities to develop the clinical academic skills necessary to practice as an expert consultant in paediatric neuro-oncology at the highest level, or to pursue additional academic training. The Paediatric Brain Tumour Program at SickKids sees between 80-100 primary diagnosis/year, and also consults directly or via e-communications for 50-60 patients worldwide. There are dedicated international twinning programs for clinical care and clinical research with centres in Jordan, Morocco, Pakistan, the AHOPCA (Central America) group, and others. Trainees are mentored to develop strong clinical academic skills through involvement in clinical trials, preparation of clinical manuscripts, involvement in focused clinical projects and attendance at international meetings. Fellows who have an interest in further clinical academic or translational/basic research training beyond the core 12 month clinical neuro-oncology training will have opportunities to be considered for research funding through the prestigious Garron Family Centre Research Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, and work with faculty investigators with research expertise in clinical or translational/basic science
Applicants should be certified or board-eligible in Paediatric Hematology/Oncology or General Haematology. Applicants may be Canadian or international citizens.
The Fellowship Training Program in Paediatric Haematology/Oncology at SickKids hospital is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). It is available to national and international medical graduates, leading to eligibility for certification by the RCPSC for national (and US) graduates, and a certificate of successful completion by SickKids and the University of To...ronto for international graduates. In addition, those already trained in general paediatric haematology/oncology have the opportunity to obtain further clinical and/or research sub-specialty training in haemoglobinopathy, bone marrow failure and myelodysplasia, thrombosis, leukemia and lymphoma, neuroblastoma, neuro-oncology, childhood cancer survivorship, new agent and innovative therapy, and blood and bone marrow transplantation. This further subspecialty training will lead to a certificate of successful completion by SickKids and the University of Toronto.