Hospital Site

Fellowship training will primarily take place at Hamilton Health Sciences Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital. Subspecialty training will be roughly divided between the four hospital locations, although this is flexible depending on clinical exposure attained.


Fellowship Description

The HHS Regional Anesthesia and Perioperative Pain Management Fellowship is designed to assist the fellow in achieving a set of academic and clinical goals that, when mastered, will enable a successful career in the practice of regional anesthesia and perioperative pain management. The fellow is expected to first master his or her regional skills, and then impart these skills to other residents and colleagues. The fellow is also expected to be involved in a clinical research project and various academic activities throughout the years.



12 months



We consider candidates who meet the following four criteria:

  1. Completion of anesthesiology residency training, or current anesthesiology residency training in good standing and targeted for completion before the beginning of fellowship training.
  2. Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Canada or targeted for RCSPC-eligible status by the beginning of fellowship training.
  3. Completion of Residency Training in Canada
  4. Completed admission application documentation (see below)


Additional Requirements

Application Checklist: a completed application includes...

  • Completed McMaster Postgraduate Application Form
  • Copy of Medical Degree
  • Copy of Medical School Transcripts
  • Copy of either Medical Council of Canada Exams results or copy of Certificate of Specialty
  • Government/Hospital/other agency letter of sponsorship
  • Goals and Objectives Form (the program will provide this to the Postgraduate Office)
  • Proof of language proficiency for International medical graduates. Academic IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5 in each category and minimum of 7 overall score. TOEFL IBT test with an overall score of 96 and minimum of 24 in each category.
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your current Residency Program Director, or equivalent (e.g., chief of anesthesia for those applicants currently in practice).
  • Cover letter with preferred starting date.
  • One-page letter of intent answering: Why do you want to do a regional anesthesia fellowship at McMaster? How will you contribute to the specialty of regional anesthesia and perioperative pain management?
  • Curriculum Vitae, including Address, contact information Present work visa status Citizenship All education experience, beginning with undergraduate All professional experience (including internship, residency, other postgraduate training / education) All work & research experience Licensure, if applicable



To access the application form use this link PGME Application Page

Download our brochure for full details of the fellowship - Regional Anesthesia & Perioperative Pain

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for Fellowships are open for the 2023/2024 year until Sept 30, 2022.

If you have any inquiries about the application, please email


Clinical Fellowship Director

Regional Anesthesia & Perioperative Pain

Dr. Aya Elsaharty, MB BCh


DR Aya Elsaharty

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