Eligibilty & Application

The 2026-2027 applications' link will open April 22, 2024

Application period: April 22, 2024, to July 20, 2024

Application link: Fellowship Application Form
Referee submissions period: April 22, 2024 to August 11, 2024
Applications available to supervisors for review: August 12, 2024


  • Must be proficient in both written and spoken English
  • Completed an accredited Radiology training program
  • Certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Diagnostic Imaging or American Board of Radiology certified/eligible or certified with equivalent qualifications. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) uses the General Medical Council  (https://www.gmc-uk.org/registration-and-licensing/managing-your-registration/certificates/cgs-directory)  as a resource for the recognition of specialty certification.

Application Process

The below items must be submitted in PDF format by the deadline indicated above. Candidates may apply to up to 2 programs using 1 application formYour first choice will be primarily considered for the fellowship positions. Your second choice will only be considered if there is an unexpected vacancy, or we are unable to fill a fellowship position.

An application is not complete until all references letters have been received by the program; incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Candidate Letter (Addressed to Program Director)
  • Proof of Certification
  • Three Reference Letters (Addressed to Dr. Mini Pakkal; one letter must be from Radiology Residency Program Director)
    • All letters must be signed, include credentials, contact information of referee and be on institutional letterhead
    • Once an application webform is completed your referees will automatically receive emails requesting references
    • Once your referee submits their letter of reference, both the applicant and referee will get a confirmation email
    • It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all reference letters are received by the Department of Medical Imaging administrative office. Referees will not be contacted by the Department for the purpose of requesting these letters.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for further information.

Applicants are required to secure $65,000 CAD/annum in funding which will serve as their annual training salary. Some fellowship positions are funded while others require fellows to secure external funding. Review the definitions below before indicating your Funding Status on the application form.

  • Funded (e.g., host supervisor, hospital corporation, research grant, non-profit endowment, international sponsoring agency from a country not mentioned under 'Sponsored')
  • Sponsored (sponsoring agencies ONLY from the following countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates)
  • Self-funded (please note you are required to provide proof you have $65,000 CAD per annum to support yourself, 6-7 months prior to your fellowship start date)

Sponsored Trainee must ​​​complete their application on STAR (https://star.pgme.utoronto.ca/) and receive the prospective funding letter from their sponsoring advisor before starting an application on our Online Fellowship Application System https://documents.med.utoronto.ca/Forms/FellowshipsApplication. Sponsored trainees are required to upload the funding letter on our system.

Pediatric Radiology Fellowships: apply directly to The Hospital for Sick Children. For more information, please visit Pediatric Radiology Fellowship webpage.

If you have also applied to the U.S match through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), please be advised that the University of Toronto is a participating institution and adheres to the match policy, found on the NRMP website.


Applications will be reviewed by the Fellowship Selection Committee. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview mostly between August-November 2024.

Candidates applying to the following programs are required to submit site ranking preferences to their interview contact. This information will be used during the final selection process to match candidates and sites appropriately. It will be assumed that candidates not providing rankings have no site preferences.

  • Abdominal Imaging
  • Cardiothoracic Imaging
  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology
  • Women's Imaging