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Clinical Fellowships

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Clinical fellowships are post-residency educational experiences designed to meet specialized needs in clinical care, research or other areas of training. A fellow is a postgraduate medical trainee undertaking post-certification educational training outside the specialty or subspecialty training requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). Fellows differ from residents with respect to the goals of their training. They may provide clinical services, direct patient care and function at a more senior level consistent with their higher level of training. They may also provide teaching to residents and students, as well as assist with faculty research. Please note that a fellowship cannot be credited toward national certification requirements.

Applications must be submitted directly through the NOSM University Postgraduate Medical Education Office via email to All applications will be shared with the Fellowship Director. Please be sure to review all application and eligibility requirements as outlined in each program’s application package. Applications must be submitted as one combined PDF file, complete with all required documents in order to be considered (with the exception of letters of reference, which must be submitted directly by referees).

Detailed information on current fellowship opportunities, along with application requirements can be found below:

1-Year Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery Fellowship

NOSM University is accepting applications for a newly developing clinical fellowship hosted by the Urology Department of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC).

Canadian citizen fellowship applicants: Applications are currently being accepted with an open time-frame and are eligible to be processed pending funding confirmation and Fellowship Director review and offer.

Visa-sponsored fellowship applicants: Applications are being accepted as expressions of interest only at this time. An agreement with a sponsoring country/agency must be in place before offers can be issued and we will actively work towards establishing such agreements should they be possible.

DOWNLOAD Application Package: 1-Year Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery Fellowship

Program Overview

A one-year postgraduate fellowship program providing specialized training in minimally invasive urologic surgery. Eligible applicants must have completed a urology residency. The program offers hands-on clinical experience with advanced endoscopic surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia (Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate, Thulium Fiber Laser Enucleation of the Prostate, GreenLight and Holmium Xpeeda Laser Vaporization of the Prostate, and Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy) and stone disease (Standard and Mini-Percutaneous Renal Access, Ureteroscopy).

This program integrates clinical and research work in stone disease and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It also includes education on the work-up and medical management of BPH and stone disease. Our research program strongly encourages innovative questions and ideas.

During a typical week of the fellowship year, the fellow will spend:

  • One day in the outpatient clinic
  • Three days in the operating room
  • One day reserved for research

Each Urology fellow attends both Canadian Urological Association and American Urological Association annual meetings. He/she is expected to submit abstracts, make presentations and subsequently publish his/her research projects. There is an expectation to produce 2 clinical manuscripts during the fellowship year.

In addition, the fellow will be expected to attend and participate in our active Patient Rounds and Genito-Urinary Multidisciplinary Rounds. The fellow is also expected to participate in teaching medical students.

The fellowship program is typically 12 consecutive months with the option of two start dates:

  • January 1st to December 31st
  • July 1st to June 30th

The fellowship may be extended for up to one additional year at the discretion of the division, department, and institutions.

The Urology fellow takes call for one week of each month. In-house call is not required.

Procedures Volume
Holmium Laser (HoLEP) and Thulium Fiber Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (ThuFLEP) 60 Cases
Minimally invasive treatment of the prostate (GreenLight PVP, Holmium Xpeeda Vaporization, Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy) 40 Cases
Percutaneous Renal Procedures (Standard and Mini-PCNL) 50 Cases
Ureteroscopy 150 Cases

Please direct any questions pertaining to this fellowship to the attention of the Program Director, Dr. Hazem Elmansy

Contact Information:
Dr. Hazem Elmansy, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Phone: 807-285-9292
Fax: 855-893-1469