Sleep Centre Fellowship


The University of Calgary and Foothills Medical Centre offers a 1- to 3-year fellowship in Sleep Medicine, comprising 1 foundational year followed by up to 2 additional clinical or academic years. The primary objective is to provide comprehensive training that will facilitate an academic career in Sleep Medicine.

The foundational year of the fellowship provides advanced clinical training in Sleep Medicine to meet the requirements of the Area of Focused Competency (AFC) in Sleep Disorder Medicine offered by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).

During the foundational year, fellows will be exposed to a variety of scholarly activities relevant for completion of the AFC such as research, quality improvement and medical education.

Funding for the foundational year will come predominantly from participation in clinical activities in the fellow’s core specialty. For non-respirology trainees, we will facilitate discussions with the relevant clinical departments to find opportunities for clinical work. The University of Calgary requires advanced clinical fellows have a minimum funding equivalent to a first year resident salary.

In years 2-3, Fellows may pursue scholarly activity in Sleep Medicine such as research, quality improvement or medical education, or undertake an additional year of clinical training in the management of respiratory failure due to neuromuscular diseases.

Funding for subsequent years of research training will be guaranteed for fellows accepted into this stream.
Applicants are required to have completed training in Respiratory Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Otolaryngology or General Internal Medicine, obtained certification from the RCPSC and be eligible for medical licensure in Alberta (requires completion of the Canadian LMCC exams).

Applications will be accepted up to November 15th, for program entry the following July 1.

Applications should include your curriculum vitae, 2 letters of reference and a letter of intent explaining your interest in Sleep Medicine and your career plans.

Applications and inquiries regarding the fellowship should be directed to Dr Marcus Povitz, Program Director at:

Dr. Marcus Povitz  
3300 Hospital Dr NW
Calgary, AB
T2N 4N1