Application Procedures

Clinical Fellowships for Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents

(Domestic) Candidates

At the University of Calgary, Domestic Clinical Fellows refer to medical doctors, who are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada, who have successfully completed a residency training program in Canada or elsewhere. Fellowship provides short terms mentored, advanced training for the purpose of enhancing the skills of medical doctors beyond the requirements of residency certification.

Learners registered in specialty or subspecialty Residency Training Programs at the University of Calgary are not considered to be Clinical Fellows.

To be eligible for a domestic clinical fellowship, applicants must: 

  • Have been awarded a medical degree.
  • Have been selected by a Fellowship program.
  • For applicants trained outside of Canada, identity and credentials must be verified through the Physician Credential Registry of Canada (PCRC). The process can take some time to complete and should be done immediately once the fellowship has been confirmed from the fellowship program.  Failure to verify identity and credentials could result in cancelling or delaying your Clinical Fellowship.
  • Have successfully completed a Residency Training Program in Canada or elsewhere.
  • Be pursuing specialized training beyond the requirements of residency certification.
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or a Permanent Resident.
  • Meet all College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) requirements, including English language proficiency.
  • Be assured of financial support, other than personal means, for the duration of their training period (self-funding is not permitted).

Conditions: 

Clinical Fellows train under the general supervision of a Clinical Supervisor at a recognized Alberta Health Services (AHS) hospital or an affiliated setting in the Province of Alberta.

All Clinical Fellows must be registered through the Office of Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) and must pay all required administrative fees. Tuition fees are assessed by the University of Calgary and must be paid by the Fellow.

Clinical Fellowship Training is set for a limited period of time, up to the maximum of two years. Extension of the training period must be approved by the Department or Division Head and PGME Associate Dean.