Vulvovaginal Health

Date Updated: February 25, 2021

Program Director:
Dr. Amanda Selk
Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Toronto

Site: Women’s College Hospital

Application Deadline: Submit Application Form by September 1st for the following academic year (usually a July 1st start).

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 a one-year training program offered to Canadian and International specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology wanting to develop expertise in the areas of vulvar dermatology, preinvasive disease, vulvar pain, and the management of graft-vs-host disease.

  • The trainee will primarily work out of Women’s College Hospital (WCH). The hospital prides itself on innovation, virtual care, and women’s health. 
  • The trainee will work in colposcopy, vulvar dermatology and gynecology clinics that focus on vulvovaginal disease. 
  • The trainee will be expected to complete original research in vulvovaginal disease and will be given mentorship and 0.5-1 day/week of protected research time. 
  • The trainee will be supervised by clinical experts with national and international recognition in vulvovaginal disease and colposcopy.
  • The trainee will be encouraged and mentored to network and become involved in the North American and International branches of the ISSVD (International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease).
  • The trainee with participate in teaching junior trainees as well as teaching at CME events.

Successful applicants need to be eligible to hold an independent license in Ontario (FRCSC) or to be externally funded by their own institution (university, hospital, or an independent institution).


The ultimate goal of the fellowship is to develop experts in vulvovaginal disorders who have the knowledge and confidence to create programs in their own centres to improve the care of women affected by these conditions through excellent clinical care, teaching, and research. The fellowship includes different training competencies for trainee.