Breast Fellowship

The Diane Graham Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Western provides a comprehensive training program with emphasis on the importance of multidisciplinary treatment and a patient-centered approach. The clinical fellowship appointment is for 1-year non-accredited training experience in breast surgical oncology, commencing August 1st each year. Upon completion of training a fellow is expected to be competent in in the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of malignant and non-malignant breast disease.

Breast Surgical Oncology fellows engage in core rotations including Breast Surgery, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Breast Imaging and gain exposure to supportive areas such as Breast Pathology and Clinical Genetics.  Additional experiences in palliative and supportive care, melanoma and plastic surgery are available depending on the fellow’s objectives.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate experience and training in General Surgery and be eligible for or have Certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Applicants must be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario.

Applications are accepted up to April 1st each year for a start date of August 1st the following year.

  • Submissions may be made via email only to:
  • Fellowship Director: Dr. Allison Maciver
  • Applications must include a current curriculum vitae including a description of previous academic experience as well as specialty training and three current letters of reference

International Applicant Requirements

Applicants who are non-Canadian can apply for specialized fellowship training (not leading to certification) and must submit the following:

  • Brief personal statement of interest in the fellowship
  • Source of funding
  • Updated curriculum vitae
  • Copy of medical degree with English translation if applicable
  • Copy of specialty and subspecialty certification with English translation if applicable
  • Three letters of reference, written within two years of the date of application
  • Copy of passport