Clinical Microbiology 

Postdoctoral Training Program in Clinical Microbiology overview 

Program length: Three years 

Session dates: July 1 – June 30 

Program structure: Series of hospital-based rotations as well as didactic curriculum 

Evaluation methods: Direct observation, written, practical and oral exams 

Program DirectorDr. Tony Mazzulli 

CertificationCanadian College for Microbiology (CCM)

Applications are now open!

The flexibility of our Clinical Microbiology program will allow you to develop the necessary skills to become a manager and consultant while continuing to foster your passion for clinically relevant research. 

As a future Medical Microbiologist, we prepare you to become competent in all aspects of this fascinating field.

Our highly regarded three-year Postdoctoral Training Program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. 

As part of a department with a wide spectrum of research, you will have the unique opportunity to pursue your particular area of interest.

The flexibility of the program will allow you to develop the necessary skills to become a manager and consultant while continuing to foster your passion for clinically relevant research. 

Our highly regarded three-year Postdoctoral Training Program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. 

What is a Medical Microbiologist? 

In close collaboration with health care professionals, medical microbiologists focus on disease diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance.

Medical Microbiologists identify bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infections and help manage the impact of such diseases on patient outcomes.

Spotlight on... Shawn Clark

Meet postgraduate trainee, Shawn Clark, who received the Norman Bethune Award at this years' LMP Annual Celebration of Excellence. He is in his second year of the Postdoctoral Training Program in Clinical Microbiology.

 

Program structure

One position per year is available. 

The program prepares you to become competent in all aspects of clinical microbiology and meet the requirements to take the certification examination administered by the Canadian College for Microbiology (CCM)

How to apply

Eligibility requirements 

You must have a PhD in microbiology or a related field prior to the start of your training which commences July 1 of each year.

You must also have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.

You may apply during the final year of your PhD, but any offer of acceptance will depend you successfully completing and defending your thesis prior to the start of the program. 

Application 

Deadline: September 20th of the year preceding the start date.

Applications open: August 1st.

Interviews: typically held during the last two weeks of October.

To apply: Apply using our online form

Documents required are: 

  • Letter outlining your interest in the program 
  • Your curriculum vitae 
  • Your official transcripts (BSc, MSc, PhD). If you have not yet completed your PhD, please provide a letter from your primary supervisor indicating that you will recieve your degree by June 30th. During COVID, please ask that the transcript be sent to you directly and then include them in your application package. Keep the transcripts on file as we may request the hard copies at a later date.
  • Copies of degrees awarded 
  • International degrees should be accompanied by an assessment from the Comparative Education Service, School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto, or an equivalent assessment service 
  • A minimum of three reference letters sent directly to LMP office via email pathology.residency@utoronto.ca from the referee. 

We will only contact you if you are selected for an interview. 

Contact us

Postgraduate Office
Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology
1 King's College Circle, Rm 6231
Toronto, ON M5S 1A8
Fax: 416-978-7361

Postgraduate Education Officer

Paula Nixon
Phone: 416-978-7535
lmp.pg@utoronto.ca

Postgraduate Assistant

Sue Balaga
Phone: 416-978-3128
pathology.residency@utoronto.ca