The Division of Cardiac Surgery offers fellowship training programs in three cardiac subspecialty areas.
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Transplantation

Educational Objectives

The goal of the fellowships is to provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary training to individuals committed to a career in adult cardiac surgery. The fellowship training will provide a broad exposure to the full range of clinical problems encountered in a tertiary full-volume cardiac surgery practice.

Fundamental Components of Fellowships

The fellow must participate in the following:

  • evaluation, management, operation and post operative care of a minimum of 200 cardiac surgical cases
  • call duties with the other cardiac surgery residents as well as care of patients in the cardiac surgery intensive care
  • intensive exposure to the interdisciplinary management of cardiac surgical patients
  • development an implementation of cardiac surgical research
  • cardiology/cardiac surgery conferences, academic half day sessions and the journal club

These fellowships have appointment of 12 months. All interested in pursuing a fellowship at the University of Alberta should provide a current CV, three letters of reference and a letter of interest, specifying which fellowship you are pursuing and your motivations.