Meagan’s Walk Fellowship in Paediatric Neuro-Oncology at The Hospital for Sick Children

This 1(-3) year academic clinical and/or research fellowship will provide the successful candidate with an opportunity to train in one of the largest, most world renowned paediatric brain tumour program  (www.sickkids.ca/haematologyoncology/index.html) and affiliated paediatric brain tumour research centres in the world (www.sickkids.ca/Research/BTRC/).  The combined clinical and research programs have a global reputation for state-of-the-art multi-disciplinary care of paediatric brain tumour patients, and excellence in clinical and research training. The clinical faculty; which is comprised of 2 clinician-experts and 3 clinician-scientists, has a wide breadth of experience in clinical trials (low grade glioma, craniopharyngioma, germ cell tumour, supportive care, cognitive preservation and restitution) and are recognized leaders in the global neuro-oncology field.

The Brain Tumour Research Centre is staffed by oncologist-scientists, surgeon-scientists, pathologist-scientists and psychologist-scientists who conduct leading edge investigations in neuro-cognition, stem cell biology, and translational pediatric oncology including experimental therapeutics. The Paediatric Brain Tumour Program and the Brain Tumour Research Centre (BTRC) have trained multiple consultants who now hold leadership positions in prestigious institutes in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. All staff members have appointments with the faculty of graduate studies at the University of Toronto, and can supervise fellows interested in formal graduate academic training.

Fellows will have the option to pursue a strict 12 month clinical training program with opportunities to develop the clinical academic skills necessary to practice as an expert consultant in paediatric neuro-oncology at the highest level, or to pursue additional academic training. The Paediatric Brain Tumour Program at SickKids sees between 80-100 primary diagnosis/year, and also consults directly or via e-communications for 50-60 patients worldwide. There are dedicated international twinning programs for clinical care and clinical research with centres in Jordan, Morocco, Pakistan, the AHOPCA (Central America) group, and others.

Trainees are mentored to develop strong clinical academic skills through involvement in clinical trials, preparation of clinical manuscripts, involvement in focused clinical projects and attendance at international meetings.  Fellows who have an interest in further clinical academic or translational/basic research training beyond the core 12 month clinical neuro-oncology training will have opportunities to be considered for research funding through the prestigious Garron Family Centre Research Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, and work with faculty investigators with research expertise in clinical or translational/basic science.

Eligibility

  • Applicants should be certified or board-eligible in Paediatric Hematology/Oncology.
  • Applicants may be Canadian or international citizens.

Application Process

The Paediatric Brain Tumour Program at the Hospital for Sick Children usually receives multiple applications.  Early submission therefore strongly encouraged.

To apply for consideration, and for further information about this fellowship, please follow this link:

http://www.sickkids.ca/HaematologyOncology/Education-and-Learning/Fellowship-Program/index.html

  • Submission deadline is April 30 for the 2018 Academic year (July 2018 start date).
  • Interviews will be conducted in May; notifications of decisions will be sent out by July 1st.

Education Program Coordinator

Division of Haematology/Oncology, Department of Paediatrics

The Hospital for Sick Children

555 University Ave | Toronto, Ont, M5G 1X8

E-mail:  Education.haemonc@sickkids.ca