Minimally Invasive Gynaecologic Surgery (MIGS)/AAGL

Updated on July 26, 2021

Program Director: 
Dr. Grace Liu
Staff, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Site: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Application Deadline: Submit Application Form by July 15th of each year 

To All Applicants:

If you have also applied to the U.S match through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), please be advised that the University of Toronto is a participating institution and adheres to the match policy. The policy states that "Applicants who have matched to a program or have accepted a position during the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP), shall not apply for, discuss, interview for, or accept a concurrent year position in another program prior to the NRMP granting the requested waiver." More information is accessible at

Program Information 

This is the oldest AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists)-accredited Fellowship training site in Canada. We have a staff of 6 OBGYN, comprised of 3 generalists and 3 urogynaecologists. Our surgical focus is advanced minimally invasive surgery in benign gynaecology, urogynaecology, infertility, and pelvic pain. Typical surgical procedures performed at our centre include: laparoscopic total and supracervical hysterectomies for large uteri, laparoscopic myomectomies, laparoscopic Burch procedures, 2-team suburethral slings, vault suspensions (colposacropexies), LAVH, ovarian cystectomies, Stage 3-4 endometriosis, and operative hysteroscopies.

Fellows spend 3-4 days per week operating with various staff members performing a wide variety of procedures. It is expected that Fellows participate in the education of residents and medical students as well. 

There is protected time 1-1.5 days/week for research. Fellows are expected to complete one or two significant research projects and to present at the AAGL Annual Congress Meeting annually. Conference costs and travel are covered by the Fellowship program. There is an expectation for Fellows to complete an MSc in the area of their choice during the 2 year fellowship period. The Master’s degree is funded up to a maximum amount annually.

Applicants must have fulfilled their FRCS(C) requirements and hold an independent medical license from the Province of Ontario. We will consider exceptional candidates applying from outside Canada if they show surgical potential and are self-funded. We prefer individuals who are considering an academic career after completion of the fellowship training program.

Length of the Program: 2 years 

Year I: PGY-6 equivalent ~ $72,610 CND (2015)                                                                   
Year II: PGY-7 equivalent ~ $79,220 CND (2015)

Medical/Health Benefits: Not provided                                                            

Vacation: 4 weeks/year, dates subject to approval

For more information about the AAGL Fellowships, visit