License Requirements

Foreign applicants may apply. Applicants must be fully fluent in the English language. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) will generally grant a full clinical educational license to applicants with recognized ophthalmology specialty certification in their home country. The CPSO designates the first 4-6 weeks of the fellowship to be an evaluation period during which the candidate's ability and language fluency will be assessed before a final educational license can be granted and the fellowship continued for the remainder of the designated 12 month period. Certificate of completion of the Fellowship will be issued when the training time, research and other commitments are completed.

For more information regarding your application to the CPSO, please visit their website


Fellows are required to find their own housing for the duration of their fellowship. Toronto is an extremely competitive rental market, so Fellows are encouraged to secure housing as soon as possible.

Housing is sometimes available at the Alan Brown residence, across the street from The Hospital for Sick Children. An application must be completed and forwarded directly to the residence. Please see link for details. 

Post Graduate Medical Education Office    

Our fellowship program is run in conjuncture with the Post Graduate Medical Education (PGME) Office. PGME has a number of requirements in order to enroll in a fellowship program at U of T. Please visit their website for instructions and further information. 


For questions related to general information about our fellowship program please email fellowshipdovs@utoronto.ca

Please note applications must be made to the individual fellowship programs you are applying to. This email will not accept applications. 

Resident Coverage

Fellows will be responsible for first call on Friday afternoons during resident lectures and the evening before the Ophthalmology residents' exams. This responsibility is shared among all the Fellows at their respective sites. Please discuss this policy with your preceptor.