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•    Dalhousie University, Halifax (Pediatric)
•    McGill Unversity, Montreal (Adult)
•    McGill Unversity, Montreal (Pediatric)
•    McMaster University, Hamilton
•    Universite Laval, Quebec City (Adult)
•    Universite de Montreal, Montreal (Adult)
•    Universite de Montreal, Montreal (Pediatric)
•    University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Adult)
•    University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Pediatric)
•    University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (Adult)
•    University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (Pediatric)
•    University of Toronto, Toronto (Adult)
•    University of Toronto, Toronto (Pediatric)
•    Western University, London
 

Dalhousie University, Halifax (Pediatric)

Address
Allergy Administrative Office
Division of Allergy, Main Floor
IWK Health Centre, Children’s Site
5850/5980 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3K 6R8

Program Director
Lori Connors, MD
Email: lconnors@dal.ca

Major Goals of Training Program
This program is designed to provide comprehensive training in adult and pediatric clinical immunology and allergy, qualify for certification in American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Certification as a specialist in this field.

Application Deadline
Please refer to the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

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McGill University, Montreal (Adult)

Address
MUHC-Montreal General Hospital
1650 Cedar Ave.#A6.170
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4, Canada
Phone: (514) 934-8037
Fax: (514) 934-8570
Email: Mary.orsini@muhc.mcgill.ca

Program Director
Emil Nashi, MD
Phone: (514) 934-1934 ex. 42413
Email: emil.nashi@muhc.mcgill.ca

Program Coordinator
Mary Orsini
Phone: (514) 934-8037
Email: Mary.orsini@muhc.mcgill.ca

Director, Clinical Immunology and Allergy
Christos Tsoukas, M.D.
Phone: (514) 934-8035
Email: Christos.tsoukas@muhc.mcgill.ca

Major Goals of Training Program
The objective of the training program in Adult Clinical Immunology and Allergy is to allow trainees to become proficient in the clinical evaluation of adult patients with known or suspected immunologic diseases as well as in the performance and interpretation of the common diagnostic and laboratory procedures relevant to allergy and clinical immunology. The trainee's knowledge will ultimately encompass the broad field of the specialty including atopic diseases, allergic drug reactions, collagen vascular diseases, diseases associated with autoantibodies, immunologic deficiency states, hypersensitivity to infectious agents and the immunologic aspects of rheumatology, dermatology, hematology, pulmonary diseases, nephrology, endocrinology, ophthalmology and neurology. The candidate is required to become familiar with the problems of the specialty from the clinical, pathological and immunopathological aspects as they apply to disorders in adults. The academic activities are fully integrated with those of the Pediatric Clinical Immunology and Allergy Program and there is extensive exposure to the clinical activities as well; this allows trainees to become proficient in issues regarding pediatric clinical immunology and allergy. Advances in molecular genetics and molecular biology have made a major impact in this specialty. The Training Program will emphasize these changes. Ultimately, applicants should acquire basic skills in molecular genetics and molecular biology.

A candidate may spend six months to one complete year in a laboratory research project as part of the two year program. There are active clinical immunology laboratories in each of the participating hospitals under the supervision of the hospital directors of allergy and clinical immunology. There is a close liaison with rheumatology.

There are six to eight hours per week of formal teaching seminars, conferences, and a journal club in addition to consultation rounds and patients seen in physicians' offices on an ambulatory care basis.

The requirements for specialty training in clinical immunology and allergy include three years of internal medicine training and two years of specialty training as described above.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
10

Duration of Fellowship
2 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
4 (2 in practice, 2 in academic medicine)

Application Deadline
Please refer to the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

Joint Residency (Fellowship) Availability
We have a one-year fellowship in immune deficiency.

Electives for Residents and Students
This elective is available to Clerkship students in the Division of Clinical Immunology & Allergy and in each of the major McGill University teaching hospitals. The objective of the rotation is to familiarize the student with the patient with allergic (atopic) disorders, such as asthma, hay fever, urticaria and angioedema; as well as a variety of immunologic disorders, such as vasculitis, collagen-vascular disorders, including Lupus Erythematosis, organ-specific diseases associated with autoantibodies, dysgammaglobulinemias, and a variety of immune deficiency diseases.

Students will become part of a medical team, including staff physicians, residents, nurses and technicians. Teaching is one-on-one and largely out-patient in nature (clinics). In addition, in-patient and emergency room consultations will be covered, as the needs arise. There is also the opportunity to attend out-patient specialty clinics such as the Lupus Clinic and the AIDS Clinic. Students will have the opportunity to learn to perform common technical procedures, such as allergy skin testing and some of the laboratory procedures essential to the practice of the specialty.

Students will be required to participate in the regular teaching/learning activities of the Division, including seminars and journal clubs.

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McGill University, Montreal (Pediatric)

Address
The Montreal Children’s Hospital
1001 Decarie, A4-6121
Montreal Quebec Canada
H4A3J1
Phone: (514) 412-4470
Fax: (514) 412-4390
Website: http://www.childrensallergy.com/index.php?p=1_28_Fellowship-Program

Program Director
Reza Alizadehfar, MD
Phone: (514) 412-4470
Email: reza.alizadehfar@muhc.mcgill.ca

Program Coordinator
Mirella Dibartolo
Phone: (514) 412-4470
Email: mirella.dibartolo@muhc.mcgill.ca

Major Goals of Training Program
We offer a well-balanced program with strength in atopic diseases, asthma, immunodeficiency, and autoimmunity at the adult site. There are active programs in both bench and clinical research.

Our goal is to help residents develop their full potential for happy, productive careers in academic, hospital or community practice or a combination, whichever suits them best. We try to train physicians who are excellent clinicians, leaders in their field, with a lifelong commitment to learning.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
3

Duration of Fellowship
2

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
8; 1 completing an additional two years of research, 1 academic, 2 hospital practice, 4 community practice.

Application Deadline
Please refer to the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

Joint Residency (Fellowship) Availability
Not at this time

Electives for Residents and Students
Electives in pediatric respirology, rheumatology & dermatology are strongly encouraged, electives in community allergy, infectious diseases & hematology-oncology also popular. Electives in almost any subspecialty, inside/outside Quebec, can be arranged

Special Requirements
Some knowledge of French is helpful

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McMaster University, Hamilton

Address
McMaster University Medical Centre
1200 Main Street West, HSC Room 3V46
Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8N 3Z5
Phone: (905) 521-2100, Ext. 73219
Fax: (905) 521-4971

Program Director
Jaclyn Quirt, MD
Email: jaclyn.quirt@medportal.ca

Major Goals of Training Program
This well established program is fully integrated to provide accredited residency training in Adult and Pediatric Immunology/Allergy. Trainees develop their skills (diagnosis, treatment, consultation) through their involvement in a wide variety of clinics for allergic and immunologic disorders, in addition to inpatient consultations. There is also ample opportunity to spend elective time in multi disciplinary clinics such as Dermatology, Rheumatology, Respirology, Hematology, Nephrology, and Gastroenterology (all Adult and Pediatric).

In addition to direct clinical supervision and teaching rounds, the educational experience includes regularly scheduled seminars, immunology courses, and journal clubs. Trainees are strongly encouraged and supported in research endeavors, especially in the second year. They can select from many different basic and clinical research areas, with supervision from any of a large number of mentors of international renown.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
up to 4

Duration of Fellowship
2 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
12 (6 private practice, 6 academic)

Application Deadline
Please refer to the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

Electives for Residents and Students
See goals, above

Special Requirements
Must be a graduate of an accredited medical school

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Universite Laval, Quebec City (Adult)

Address
CHUL du CHU de Québec-Université Laval
Service d’allergie et immunologie
2705, boul Laurier
Bureau H1340
Québec, Qc
G1V 4G2
Phone: (418) 654-2240
Fax: (418) 654-2770

Program Director
Nina Verreault, MD
Email: Nina.verreault@mail.chudequebec.ca

Major Goals of Training Program
This program is designed to provide comprehensive training in adult and pediatric clinical immunology and allergy, qualify for certification in American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Certification as a specialist in this field.

Trainees Accepted Each Year 
1

Duration of Fellowship
2 years

Application Deadline
Please refer to the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CAMRS) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates: https://www.carms.ca/en/residency-matches

Electives for Residents and Students
By special arrangements

Special Requirements
Residents must have completed 3 years of internal medicine training first. Residents must be fluent in French.

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Universite de Montreal, Montreal (Adult)

Address
Hôpital Notre-Dame du CHUM
Service d'immunologie clinique et allergie
1560, rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal, QC H2L 4M1

Program Director
D' Jean Paradis, MD
Email: bidochon@videotron.ca

Major Goals of Training Program
This program is designed to provide comprehensive training in adult and pediatric clinical immunology and allergy, qualify for certification in American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Certification as a specialist in this field.

Application Deadline
Please refer to the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

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Universite de Montreal, Montreal (Pediatric)

Address
CHU Sainte-Justine
Service d'immunologie
1er etage, bloc 4
3175, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montréal, QC H3T 1C5
 
Program Director
Anne M. Des Roches, MD
Email: a.des.roches@umontreal.ca

Major Goals of Training Program
This program is designed to provide comprehensive training in adult and pediatric clinical immunology and allergy, qualify for certification in American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Certification as a specialist in this field.

Application Deadline
Please refer to the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

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University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Adult)

Address
Suite 207
3195 Granville Stret
Vancouver, BC
Phone: (604) 734-4848
Fax: (604) 732-4819

Program Director
Donald F. Stark, MD, FRCPC
Phone: (604) 734-4848
Email: dstark@mail.ubc.ca

Program Assistant
Shelley Berkow
Phone: (604) 875-4892
Email: Shelley.berkow@pathology.ubc.ca

Major Goals of Training Program
This program is designed to provide comprehensive training in adult and pediatric clinical immunology and allergy, qualify for certification in American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Certification as a specialist in this field.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
2

Duration of Fellowship
2 Years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
3 graduates all in private practice locally

Application Deadline
Please refer to the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

Joint Residency (Fellowship) Availability
Not currently

Electives for Residents and Students
By special arrangements

Special Requirements
Residents must have completed 3 years of internal medicine training first

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University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Pediatric)

Address
Division of Allergy
Department of Pediatrics
BC Childrens Hospital
Allergy Clinic, Room 1C31B
4480 Oak Street
Vancouver , BC
V6H 3V4

Program Director
Kyla Hildebrand, MD
Email: Kyla.Hildebrand@cw.bc.ca

Major Goals of Training Program
This program is designed to provide comprehensive training in adult and pediatric clinical immunology and allergy, qualify for certification in American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Certification as a specialist in this field.

Application Deadline
Please refer to the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

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University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (Adult)

Address
University of Manitoba
Section of Allergy & Immunology
Department of Internal Medicine
820 Sherbrook Street, Room GC319
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9
Phone: (204) 787-7693
Fax: (204) 787-1476
Email: lwirth@hsc.mb.ca

Program Director
Chrystyna Kalicinsky, MD
Phone: (204) 787-3186
Email: ckalicinsky@yahoo.com

Education/Program Coordinator  
Lisa Wirth
Phone: (204) 787-7693
Email: lwirth@hsc.mb.ca

Major Goals of Training Program
The training program is based upon a series of rotations through relevant subspecialties that include adult and pediatric allergy and clinical immunology, diagnostic clinical laboratory immunology, transplantation immunology, respirology, occupational and environmental medicine, dermatology, otolaryngology and immunopathology. Rotations are adjusted to the needs of the fellows. Time is allotted for basic and clinical research, Affiliated facilities include basic clinical science laboratories dedicated to the investigations of collagen vascular disease and immediate hypersensitivity disease and access to basic immunology laboratory experience in the investigations of IgE-mediated sensitivity. Research activities include investigation of drug hypersensitivity, autoimmunity, asthma and clinical pharmacology of anti-allergic medications. Emphasis of the program is on a good knowledge of basic immunology and the application of this to the understanding and treatment of allergic and immunologic disease.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
1-2

Duration of Fellowship
2 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
5 (4 private practice, 1 academic)

Application Deadline
Please refer to the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

Joint Residency (Fellowship) Availability
Available only in Internal Medicine

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes, Clinical Practice

Special Requirements
Certification or eligibility in Internal Medicine

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University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (Pediatric)

Address
Children's Hospital of Winnipeg
AE 101-840 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1S1
Phone: (204) 787-2455
Fax: (204) 787-5040
Email: ncisneros@exchange.hsc.mb.ca

Program Director
Nestor Cisneros, MD, FRCPC

Major Goals of Training Program
The major goal of this program, based in the University of Manitoba , is to provide approved clinical immunology and allergy training for post graduate physicians, chiefly pediatricians. The program is affiliated with the Clinical Immunology and Allergy Training Program in the Department of Internal Medicine and with the Department of Immunology.

Trainees are exposed to a wide variety of pediatric allergy problems. Our service provides all of the in patient and out patient consultations in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the Children's Hospital of Winnipeg, the major pediatric referral center in the province of Manitoba. Residents are encouraged to participate in clinical and basic research projects. Trainees are expected to present results of their research projects at national and international meetings.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
1-2

Duration of Fellowship
2-3 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
5 (1 academic, 3 private practice, 1 post-graduate training)

Application Deadline
Please refer to the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

Joint Residency (Fellowship) Availability
No

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes

Special Requirements
At least three years of core training in pediatrics in approved programs and Surgeons examination in Pediatrics and/or the American Board of Pediatrics Inc. examination

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University of Toronto, Toronto (Adult)

Address
Division of Clinical Immunology & Allergy
Dept. of Internal Medicine
St. Michael's Hospital & University of Toronto
4 CC Specialty Clinics
St. Michael's Hospital
30 Bond St.
Toronto, ON M5B 1W8
Phone: (416) 864-5074
Fax: (416) 864-5421
Email: wonbet@sympatico.ca

Program Director
Dr. Stephen Betschel
Phone: (416) 864-5074
Email: BetschelS@smh.ca

Program Coordinator
Heather Johnston
Phone: (416) 946-0497
Email: Programs.gin@utoronto.ca

Major Goals of Training Program
The primary objective of the program is to train specialists in Clinical Immunology and Allergy in a capacity to professionally, skillfully, and ethically diagnose and treat patients with Allergic and Immunologic diseases. The program highly encourages further clinical and research training upon completion.

The duration of the program is two years as accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Exceptions may be made for training to be less than two years if the objective is to compliment training in other subspecialties.

The program has mandatory rotations in Rheumatology (2 months), Respirology (2 months), Clinical Immunology Laboratory (3 months), Pediatric Immunology (3 months) and adult allergy (6 months). Elective and research time account for 8 months.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
Flexible. Depending on competitive process.

Duration of Fellowship
2 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
10 (3 academic)

Application Deadline
Please refer to the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

Joint Residency (Fellowship) Availability
No

Electives for Residents and Students
Available

Special Requirements
Completion of 3 years of Internal Medicine Program Accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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University of Toronto, Toronto (Pediatric)

Address
555 University Avenue
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, ON M5G 1X8
Phone: (416) 813-8626
Fax: (414) 813-8624
Email: eyal.grunebaum@sickkids.ca

Program Director
Dr. Eyal Grunebaum
Phone: (416) 813-8626
Email: eyal.grunebaum@sickkids.ca

Program Coordinator
Sandra Mendonca
Phone: (416) 813-8626
Email: sandra.mendonca@sickkids.ca

Major Goals of Training Program
The goal of our program is to generate world-leading experts in Immunology and Allergy, who will provide their patients and the scientific community with best care and knowledge. Our trainees enjoy extensive periods of community practice, care for patients with complex primary immunodeficiency diseases, perform hematopoietic stem cell transplantations and gain invaluable research and laboratory experiences. Our program emphasizes individual training, with flexibility to accommodate diverse interests and career goals, ensuring that all residents complete their education adequately equipped to excel.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
2-3

Duration of Fellowship
2

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
20 in total, Private practice, Allergy/Immunology Staff positions in various academic hospitals in Canada, the US, Europe and Middle East.

Application Deadline
Please refer to the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

Joint Residency (Fellowship) Availability
Optional 3rd year in immunology research and/or transplantation depending on availability of funding

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes, depending on space availability

Special Requirements
They need to be doctors who have specialized in Pediatrics

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Western University, London

Address
St. Joseph's Hospital
268 Grosvenor Street, Room B3-110
London Ontario N6A 4V2
Phone: (519) 685-8167
Fax: (519) 685-8274
Email: moote@uwo.ca

Program Director
D.W. Moote, MD

Major Goals of Training Program
This program is accredited for internal medicine only. Not pediatrics.

1. To train physicians with a background in Internal Medicine to become competent in the clinical practice of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, with an emphasis on atopic diseases. Training will be sufficient to practice as a consultant, and be eligible for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Clinical Immunology and Allergy.

2. To provide additional basic, clinical and research experience and opportunities to trainees who with to pursue research and academic careers in Clinical Immunology and Allergy.

Trainees will receive supervised clinical experience and opportunities in the Clinical Immunology and Allergy services at all University of Western Ontario teaching hospitals, and in selected private offices. The major emphasis in training is on atopic diseases. Training will include exposure to children and adults, as in-patients and in out-patient consultation clinics.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
2

Duration of Fellowship
2 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
3 (part-time academic)

Application Deadline
Please refer to the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

Joint Residency (Fellowship) Availability
No

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes

Special Requirements
Applicants must have completed three years of training in Internal Medicine (not Pediatrics) under section 2(a) of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an Internal Medicine Program in Canada.

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