Med 1 Important Information

Please be advised that orientation week starting August 22, 2017 is MANDATORY.

There will be several important information sessions happening as well as ceremonies and pledges. You will receive a schedule for the week shortly before August 22th, 2017

Included here are your other important tasks to complete prior to or on registration day. Also listed are other important contacts and information you may need.


Medtorship Program

The MED II class has provided a handbook to assist you in getting started in the medical school. In addition, the class will be matching you up to a Med II who will be your mentor and guide as you progress through the first year

Congratulations, Class of 2021!

Welcome to the University of Manitoba, Max Rady College of Medicine. Transitioning into medical school may seem daunting, but we are hoping to ease any anxious thoughts you may have. You will be receiving handbooks with important information that will be pertinent. Any other concerns that may be missed will hopefully be addressed through your paired mentor.

The Medtorship Program is a student-run initiative to connect Med 1 students with upper year students. These relationships are meant to provide support, guidance advice, and friendship. Our goal is to match first year students with compatible second year students. However, to do so, we need your help! You will be sent a questionnaire/survey that will ask you questions to describe yourself. We will utilize this information to make sure you have the perfect match.

Please feel free to be as candid as you'd like. The survey is meant to be lighthearted and fun, so don't worry about coming across as the "ideal medical school candidate". The Multiple Mini Interviews are over now, so you don't need to draw on the CanMed framework! If there are any questions you'd like to skip, you are more than welcome to.

Student Affairs will be involved with a larger mentorship program. This program will match you to residents and/or attendings. Some of the questions answered on this form will be utilized in the decision-making process. The questions that will be shared with Student Affairs will be clearly indicated in the survey. We would like to emphasize that no information will be shared with anyone other than the two chairs of the mentorship committee and Student Affairs.

If you have any further questions, we would love to hear them! Don't hesitate to ask.

Cheers,
Ashley Olson and Dominic Chung


 Manitoba Medical Students Association (MMSA)

The Manitoba Medical Students’ Association (MMSA) is the organization that represents the interests of undergraduate medical students at the Max Rady College of Medicine.

Membership in the MMSA is granted to all students registered in undergraduate medicine at the University of Manitoba.

Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS)
Welcome Letter from the Canadian Medical Association and Doctors Manitoba
Doctors Manitoba
Canadian Medical Association (CMA)

Visit the MMSA Website


 Course Registration

You are not responsible for registering yourself in your MED I courses as the Medicine Admissions Office will do this after receipt of your acceptance and deposit and registration opens.

However, keep in mind that you will be responsible for registering yourself in future years.


 Tuition

Will be assessed after you are registered to the MD Program. You will be able to view the amount owing on your Aurora student account.

The deadline for tuition fees will also be posted on your Aurora account and you must pay your fees by the deadline or your registration will be cancelled. Your $500 deposit will be applied to your tuition.

Sign in to Aurora


 Financial Aid and Awards

Applying for financial aid will make applying for entrance scholarships, grants, bursaries and awards much easier.

Visit the following links for more information:

Students who receive notice that they will be receiving a student loan are eligible for a tuition deferral period. You will need to complete a deferral request through the Financial Aid and Awards office.

Provincial Medical Student Financial Assistance Programs:


Lines of Credit with your Financial Institution 

Remember that during your first week of classes, you will receive presentations on financing your education and financial aid. 

Confirmation or certifying letters will not be available until after you are registered for your courses. This usually occurs late July. 

Please request your letter at enrollmentugme@umanitoba.ca.  Before this happens, we may be able to provide confirmation that you have been accepted to the MD Program, but not yet enrolled.


 Student Affairs Medicine

The Max Rady College of Medicine Student Affairs Office assists students with:

  • Career exploration opportunities
  • CaRMS preparation support
  • Student wellness & counseling resources and referrals
  • Academic advising/advocacy concerning processes following exam failure
  • Facilitation of internally/externally funded bursaries, loans, awards and prizes

Visit Student Affairs Medicine


 Learner Mistreatment Policy

The University of Manitoba Max Rady College of Medicine is committed to assuring a safe, respectful and supportive learning environment in which all of its members are enabled and encouraged to excel.


Services for Students at Bannatyne Campus

Services for Students will help get you settle in at the Bannatyne Campus. They can help get you in touch with student advocates or counsellors, speak with you about accessibility, academic success, health and wellness and financial aid. A campus orientation is scheduled in August 2016. There will be free meals, prizes and you can talk with many of the available student services partners.

A community bus tour will be a part of your first week at school.  There was an article written on the Community Bus Tours after the first session in 2013.  If you are interested in reading about it, here is the link.

Visit Services for Students at Bannatyne


Centre for Aboriginal Health Education (CAHE)

 The Centre for Aboriginal Health Education (CAHE) is a place for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students enrolled in health professional programs to meet, study and explore careers and culture. 

Visit CAHE 


First Year Students' Welcome Event 2017

Traditionally this event has had a very high turnout of the first year class and is a great way to get to know your classmates and the faculty.
You will be required to RSVP for this event if you would like to attend.


Student ID

Just prior to the Inaugural Ceremony, all students MUST have their photos taken. These will be for OPAL and the UGME office purposes. If you require a student card, the University ID Centre is located in the NJM library at the Bannatyne Campus.


Mailboxes and Lockers

On Registration Day, you will be assigned a mailbox and locker and will receive your mailbox key. Please note you will need to provide your own lock.

Read the Mailbox and Locker Policy