Application Process


Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Positions


We have four funded transplant hepatology fellowship positions. Applications for one or two year fellowship positions are accepted depending on the fellow’s needs and future career goals.

We do accept applications from Foreign Medical Graduates and do not require the ECFMG examinations, but in Canada we require a passing score on the TOEFL exams and the applicant’s education must be approved by the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario ( to qualify for an Educational License.


All Clinical Fellows are responsible for the following:

Work permit for non-citizens

The University of Toronto Postgraduate Medical Education Office will provide you with the necessary authorization to obtain a work permit upon receipt of your application and final approval of your appointment to the University. You will be responsible for applying for the work permit upon receipt of instructions from the University

CPSO medical license

You must apply to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario for a Certificate of Registration for Postgraduate Medical Education well in advance of the start date of your training to ensure you will be granted a license on time to begin the program.

Malpractice Insurance

You must apply to the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) for membership so that you will have malpractice insurance on time to commence the program.

Health Coverage UHIP/OHIP

The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) covers basic health care costs and is available for Canadian citizens/Permanent Residents.  It is also available for international trainees (and accompanying family members) on work permits if their training appointment is at least 6 months in duration.   University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) coverage must be purchased if trainees or their accompanying family members are ineligible for OHIP.


You are expected to fully register with the Office of the Vice Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and with the hospital medical education office before you commence your program.

For further information on Fellowship training please visit the University of Toronto PGME site at

Please submit applications for our Transplant Hepatology Fellowship along with your CV and three letters of reference. 

To apply for the Transplant Hepatology Fellowship, please send your CV, references and a cover letter to:

Ms. Lucy Abate
Administrative Coordinator
Liver Transplant Program
585 University Ave.
MARS building 9th Floor, 9047C
Toronto, ON
M5G 2N2
T: 416-340-4800 x8631
F: 416-340-3126 or

Application FAQ

I am a board-certified hepatologist from outside North America. Can I apply?

I am from outside North America. Do I require the USMLE or ECFMG examinations?
No, in Canada neither USMLE nor ECFMEs are required. Your training will be assessed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO). For details see the CPSO’s Registration Applications and Forms page.

What licence will I require?
Upon acceptance to the Fellowship, you will need to obtain an Educational License from the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario ( ) This is an extensive process that takes over 6 months.

Are there any Visa requirements?
Non-Canadians will require a VISA to enter, work, and study in Canada.