Applying for a Fellowship

To All Applicants:

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. The policy states that "Applicants who have matched to a program or have accepted a position during the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP), shall not apply for, discuss, interview for, or accept a concurrent year position in another program prior to the NRMP granting the requested waiver." More information is accessible at

To learn more about the types of fellowships available in the Department of Medical Imaging, please visit Fellowship Programs Offered.


Fellowship candidates must be proficient in both written and spoken English and have completed an accredited Radiology training program and be::

  • 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 and

Proof of these qualifications must be provided by all applicants.

Online Application Link

Before going to the online application page, please first read all instructions on this page. Candidates can apply to up to three different Medical Imaging fellowships using only one application form. Please note duplicate applications will not be reviewed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact .

Online Application Link -

Click here to review our frequently asked questions document for fellowship applications.  

Please note that applications for Pediatric Radiology Fellowships must be made directly to The Hospital for Sick Children. For more information, please visit Pediatric Radiology Fellowship webpage.

Curriculum Vitae, Candidate’s Letter

You will be required to Include an up-to-date copy of your curriculum vitae with your application as well as a letter which contains any additional information you feel will be of use in the fellowship selection process.


Applicants are required to contact their referees to request letters of reference. An application is not complete until three letters of reference have been received. All reference letters should be dated and addressed to Dr. Mini Pakkal, Fellowship Program Director. They must be sent by e-mail directly from the referees to, as a PDF. One of your referees should be your Radiology Residency Program Director (or equivalent individual).  Please complete the application webform before notifying your referees.  They will automatically receive emails requesting references.  Reference letters are due by June 30, 2022 or no more than a week after the date the application is submitted.

Note: It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all reference letters are received by the Department of Medical Imaging administrative office.


Only complete applications will be reviewed by the Fellowship Selection Committee in August to November. This review process takes a minimum of three weeks. Once applications have been considered by the Fellowship Committee, short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted directly by e-mail.


2024-2025 academic year:
The deadline for all applications is
 June 24, 2022.



Neuroradiology and Musculoskeletal Imaging fellows rotate through more than one site. All others spend the duration of the fellowship at a single site. There are four sites that participate in the Medical Imaging Fellowship Program, and these are:

  • St. Michael's Hospital
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • The Hospital for Sick Children
  • The Joint Department of Medical Imaging of Mount Sinai Hospital, University Health Network and Women's College Hospital (MSH-UHN-WCH; these five hospitals share one Department of Medical Imaging housed in five separate locations: Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Women's College Hospital)

After interviews and tours of all departments, applicants to Abdominal Imaging, Cardiothoracic Imaging, Vascular and Interventional Radiology, and Women's Imaging fellowships should indicate their site preferences by sending a ranked list to It will be assumed that candidates not providing rankings have no site preferences. This information will be used during the final selection process, at which time a match will be performed.


All Clinical Fellows, regardless of country of origin, must possess a valid Certificate of Registration authorising Postgraduate Education, which is also known as an educational license. This is a license to practice medicine in a supervised setting, and it is issued by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO).

All Clinical Fellows must also carry malpractice insurance which is issued by the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA).

Research Fellows do not require educational licenses or CMPA coverage.

International Medical Graduates

In order to work in an Ontario teaching hospital, fellows must obtain an educational licence, which is also known as a Certificate authorising Postgraduate Education. This licence is issued by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), and is required before fellows can be involved in any type of patient care. The CPSO will issue educational licences for training periods of up to 36 months duration.

All international medical graduates (IMGs) are required to undergo a Pre-entry Assessment Program (PEAP), during which time they are given a restricted licence to practice medicine. The PEAP is an assessment process that evaluates IMGs to determine whether they can function at the appointed level of training (fellow). It is normally 4 to 12 weeks in duration. Assessors ensure that candidates are: mentally competent to practice medicine; able to practice with decency, integrity and honesty and in accordance with the law; have sufficient knowledge, skill and judgment to engage in postgraduate medical training as authorized by the educational license; can communicate effectively, and display an appropriate professional attitude. Once the PEAP is successfully completed, the PEAP licence is converted to a full, unrestricted educational licence.

The PEAP is carried out as part of the fellowship; it does not extend the fellowship training period in any way.