Application Procedures

Clinical Fellowships for International Medical Graduates

At the University of Calgary, International Clinical Fellows refer to medical doctors who have successfully completed their medical school and residency outside Canada and the United States.  Fellowship provides short terms mentored, advanced training for the purpose of enhancing the skills of medical doctors beyond the requirements of residency certification.

To be eligible for a 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.
  • Be pursuing specialized training beyond the requirements of residency certification.
  • 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).
  • Clinical Fellows must hold a time-limited work Permit issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada.

Conditions:
 

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

Upon entry into Canada, Clinical Fellows must hold a time-limited Work Permit issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).  Once your fellowship is approved, PGME will email you information that you will need to submit in your work permit application.  Failure to obtain proper authorization before entry into Canada will either delay the start of your Clinical Fellowship or could result in cancellation of the fellowship.

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.  For Clinical Fellows who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, extension of the training period is subject to approval by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

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