Note that this program is not accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. After successful completion of the program, graduates receive certification from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.

The program takes in 1 or 2 trainees each year. The annual salary is derived from MOHLTC billings and runs about $75,000 (CAD) per year. Trainees have access (upon application) to department funds set aside for travel, meetings and conferences.

How is the program structured?

Objectives - Year 1

The trainee will be responsible for:

  • core urogynaecology clinics and ORs
  • initiating a research project
  • coordination of urogynaecology teaching rounds
  • teaching Ob/Gyn residents and medical students

Objectives - Year 2

The trainee will be responsible for:

  • working in subspecialty rotations (urology, colorectal and minimally invasive gynaecology surgery )
  • consolidation of clinical urogynaecology skills
  • completion of a research project

What kind of career will this credential lead to?

Graduates of this program will be qualified to take up posts in academic medicine or in community medicine with an academic affiliation

What are the special interest areas emphasized in the program?

  • pelvic surgery
  • pelvic anatomy
  • laparoscopic, robotic and minimally invasive surgery
  • clinical and basic science research

Who is on the program faculty?

  • Dr. Queena Chou (Urogynaecology)
  • Dr. Yvonne Leong (Urogynaecology)
  • Dr. Barry MacMillan (Urogynaecology)
  • Dr. Patrick Colquhoun (Colorectal Surgery)
  • Dr. Blayne Welk (Urology)
  • Dr. Keith McIntosh (Gastro-enterology)

How do I apply?

The deadline for applications is May 31st of the year prior to the year in which the candidate wishes to commence training.

Full application must include the following:

  • Letter of Intent or Candidate Personal Statement
  • Most Current Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • Proof of sponsorship (if applying from outside Canada)

For trainees who are sponsored by and are citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates, they must apply through their sponsoring agency, and not directly to the program.

For a list of approved sponsoring agencies, please visit:


Requests for application to the program may be directed to:

Fellowship Program in UroGynaecology
c/o Dr. Queena Chou
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Hospital, B2-443
London, Ontario, Canada,
N6A 4V2

sent via email to Samantha Kreamer (Subspecialties Program Assistant)