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•    Dalhousie University, Halifax (Pediatric)
•    McGill Unversity, Montreal (Adult)
•    McGill Unversity, Montreal (Pediatric)
•    McMaster University, Hamilton
•    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
The Montreal General Hospital
1650 Cedar Avenue, A6 #141.5
Montreal, QC H3G 1A4
Phone: (514) 934-8559
Fax: (514) 934-8570

Program Director
Emil Nashi, MD
Email: emil.nashi@muhc.mcgill.ca

Program Coordinator
Debbie Cutler
Email: debbie.cutler@muhc.mcgill.ca

Major Goals of Training Program
The goal of the program is to prepare residents to serve as consultants in the diverse range of disorders that comprise Clinical Immunology and Allergy. Adult and pediatric streams are well integrated, with residents rotating between well-established adult and pediatric institutions. Although primarily an ambulatory care specialty, there is notable inpatient exposure, particularly as it applies to the multisystem disorders that comprise vasculitides and connective tissue diseases. About 400 patients are regularly followed in a multidisciplinary Lupus Clinic, run in conjunction with rheumatology and with regular contributions from nephrology, dermatology, neurology, hematology. The weekly adult Primary Immunodeficiency Clinic is done in conjunction with infectious diseases, and the Asthma Clinic is done in association with respirology. Multiple formal teaching sessions occur weekly. Residents participate in a basic science course in immunology given at the University and in innovative teaching modalities, including those at the Simulation Centre. Residents carrying out research projects have the support of a strong group of immunologists from the Research Institute.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
1-3

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
No

Electives for Residents and Students
ENT, dermatology, ophthalmology, immunodiagnostic laboratory, respirology, transplantation medicine.

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McGill University, Montreal (Pediatric)

Address
The Montreal Children’s Hospital, Room
c-510, 2300 Tupper St. H3H 1P3l
Montreal, QC
Phone: (514) 412-4470
Fax: (514) 412-4390
 
Program Director
Reza Alizadehfar, MD
Email: reza.alizadehfar@muhc.mcgill.ca

Program Coordinator
Pia Fragapane
Phone: (514) 412-4400 #22370
Email: pia.fragapane@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: 2 completing an additional two years of research, 1 academic, 2 hospital practice, 3 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 Center
1280 Main Street West, Room 3W11
Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1
Phone: (905) 521-2100, ext 73928
Fax: (905) 521-4997
Email: aturner@mcmaster.ca
 
Program Director
Michael M. Cyr, MD
Email: mcyr@mcmaster.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 3

Duration of Fellowship
2 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
6 (2 practice, 4 research-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 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
Leah Bernardo
Phone: (604) 734-4848

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

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
None - new program

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

Co-Director
Kyla Hildebrand, MDl
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
Dr. Stephen D. Betschel
Program Director (Adult program)
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 D. Betschel

Deputy Chairman
Dr. Gordon Sussman

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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AAAAI - American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology