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G. Raymond Chang Forensic Pathology Fellowship

Applications for this fellowship are accepted at any time.

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A one-year postgraduate medical education in forensic pathology intended for anatomical pathologists from low- and middle-income countries. 

We appoint one fellow annually and we operate a rolling application process, accepting applications at any time.

The curriculum includes didactic teaching and experiential learning and is based on conducting medicolegal autopsies supervised by forensic pathologists.


To be considered for this fellowship, you must:

  • originate from a low- or middle-income country. We give preference to candidates from Jamaica, the Caribbean region, Africa, and other low- and middle-income countries. 
  • have a MD, MB BS, or equivalent 
  • have a recognized postgraduate certification in anatomical pathology or equivalent 
  • be eligible for registration for postgraduate medical education by the CPSO 
  • be able to participate in forensic capacity development in your home country upon completion of the fellowship. Your home country should be in a state of development to support forensic pathology practice 
  • be fluent in English (verbal and written).

How to apply

We accept online applications at any time. Intake is normally in July of each year. If you are selected, you may need to wait for 1 - 3 years until your fellowship can commence due to heavy demand for fellowship positions. 

To apply, submit your application via our online form, and include the below documents:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of MD (and translation if not in English)
  • Copy of Specialty Certificate (and translation if not in English)
  • If still in training, Letter of Good Standing from Program Director indicating expected graduation date

You must also organise for three letters of reference to be sent by email to lmp.pg@utoronto.ca. Referees must send the letters directly to us. Your application will not be processed until we receive all documentation.

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Members of the Chang family with Dr. Pollanen and fellows

About the G. Raymond Chang Forensic Pathology Fellowship

The Raymond Chang Foundation is named after the late Toronto-based businessman and philanthropist who had a passion for adult education. Born in Jamaica, Mr. Chang was a proud and active member of the Caribbean-Canadian community. He was appointed to the Order of Jamaica in 2011 and as an officer of the Order of Canada in 2014.

Raymond Chang understood the relevance of forensic pathology as a truth-seeking tool for justice. His legacy lives on through the dedication of his children, Andrew Chang and Brigette Chang-Addorisio. Their generosity and shared vision have ensured a sustainable fellowship international training program at U of T.

This is the first fund anywhere that enables young physicians from the developing world to train in forensic pathology and ultimately strengthen forensic capacity in their own countries. This fellowship provides financial support to trainees whose countries may not be able to fund a year of training in Canada, particularly those from the West Indies. 

Karissa French: Forensic Pathology and the Raymond Chang Fellowship

Karissa French talks about her journey through medicine as a member of the First Nations community, the role of forensic pathology in medicine and her hopes for the future of health care in Canada.
Karissa French


Michael Pollanen

Raymond Chang Forensic Pathology Fellowship Program Director

Dr. Michael S. Pollanen


Paula Nixon

Postgraduate Education Officer

Paula Nixon